Online Courses & MOOCs

Some universities and organisations offer neuroscience-related online courses and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The latter option is often free to access.

We have listed some of these below, but if you know any more, please get in touch by emailing office@bna.org.uk


Futurelearn (MOOCs)

Sport & Exercise for Brain Health (Brain Health Scotland)

Preventing poor brain health and dementia is an increasingly important public health issue, and has received more and more attention in global sport and media in recent years. This two-week course from Brain Health Scotland and collaborators will provide you with novel insight and the latest science around brain health, the known risk factors that can affect it across the course of life, and how to reduce these risks.

Fees:

£64 - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, and a Certificate of Achievement to prove your success once eligible

Date commencing: Available now

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The Science of Learning (National STEM Learning Centre)

What is learning? How does it work? On this course you try and answer these questions, exploring how you can use the science of learning to inform your teaching and support your students’ learning. Drawing upon educational neuroscience and psychology (and combating neuroscience myths), you will learn how to interpret research to be better informed about how your students learn. Throughout the course, you will reflect on your own practice as a teacher, learning how to justify and improve your approach. This course is for teachers, NQT, RQT in primary, secondary and FE STEM subjects. Teaching assistants, tutors and ITT may also benefit, though the course will be framed within teaching classroom contexts. You will need recent classroom experience to benefit from the reflective activities on this course.

Fees:

Free - Access to this course for 5 weeks, Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes

£72 - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible

Date commencing: Available now

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The Many Faces of Dementia (UCL)

Dementia is one of the foremost priorities in global health and is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide. This has a huge impact on individuals and on society, so improvements in understanding, care and treatments are desperately needed. In this online course, you’ll discover key issues in dementia care and research. You’ll explore four less common forms of dementia, through the eyes of people affected by them. World-leading experts at UCL will show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of these forms can bring us closer to defeating dementia.

Fees:
Free - Access to this course for 6 weeks, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
£52 - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

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Introduction to Psychology: Sensation and Perception (Monash University)

How do our sensory systems work together to help us understand the world and somebody else’s behaviour?

Fees:
Free - Access to this course for 4 weeks, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
£62 - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

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Introduction to Psychology: The Psychology of Personality (Monash University)

Explore the complex factors and influences that help shape our personality and examine what makes us different, and why.

Fees:
Free - Access to this course for 4 weeks, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
£62 - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

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Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice (KCL)

Learn about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) including ADHD symptoms, the latest research and ADHD treatment.

Fees:
Free - Access to this course for 6 weeks, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
£52 - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

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Educational Neuroscience: Research-Led Teaching Approaches (Central Queensland University)

Discover the new field of educational neuroscience. Study evidence-based research on the application of neuroscience in learning.

Fees:
£36/month - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

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Neuroleadership and Conceptual Approaches in Educational Neuroscience (Central Queensland University)

Explore practical application of neuroscience research in education and leadership.

Fees:
£36/month - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

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Neuroplasticians and Neuromyths (Central Queensland University)

Explore the latest strategies emerging from Educational Neuroscience for educators to consider.

Fees:
£36/month - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

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Orientation to Educational Neuroscience (Central Queensland University)

Education is being enhanced and changed by evidence-based findings, find out how to capitalise on these new opportunities.

Fees:
£36/month - Unlimited access to this course, includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes, Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible.

Date commencing: Available now

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Other MOOCS

Human Brain Anatomy Course (Online)

!! BNA members get 20% discount with code BNA20 !!

  • Comprehensive course, over 20hrs of content
  • High-quality lectures and brain dissection videos
  • Functional, clinical and MRI neuroanatomy
  • Assumes minimal prior knowledge
  • Flexible 30-day access, on demand
  • 220 self-test review questions
  • Certificate of completion (72 CPD points)

"The online Neuroanatomy course is truly superb..!" Dr Nikki Scheiner

"...it is the best course I have ever done... It has revolutionised my understanding of neuroanatomy...!" Dr Camilla Clark

"The course was absolutely outstanding...truly enjoyable, entertaining and edifying..." Dr Catherine Harter

Fees:

£395 for the full and expanded online version of this neuroanatomy course.

Date Commencing: Available now

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