Starting on 13 March, sign up for this free online course, Understanding Multiple Sclerosis’. This award-winning course was developed by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Tasmania and is proudly supported by MS Australia and MS Plus.

MS Australia and MS Plus have partnered with the Menzies Institute for Medical Research so that you can improve your understanding and awareness of MS.

The six-week course allows you to study at your own pace. The modules are all online, giving you the flexibility to choose when and where you learn. It has been an international success. To date, over 28,000 people from more than 130 countries have enrolled.

Enrol now to access ‘Understanding MS’ day or night, from your phone, tablet or computer.

Who can enrol?

The course is open to anyone across the world with an interest in MS, including;

  • People living with MS, their friends, families and carers
  • Advocates, service delivery staff, support workers
  • Medical and nursing professionals
  • Allied health professionals

On average, participants improved their knowledge of MS by 25%. 63% of participants say they applied their learning to their everyday lives and 97% said they would recommend the course to someone else!

What does the course cover?

Over six modules, the course integrates scientific information with lived experience from members of the MS community. Modules are taught using engaging videos and interactive activities. Summaries are written in a clear accessible way and additional resources are signposted. The course will cover the following topics:

  • Biology and Pathology
  • Diagnosis and Symptoms
  • Demographics and Introduction to Risk
  • Risk Factors
  • Disease Management and Support Strategies
  • Living with MS

Sign up now

The next course begins on 13 March 2023. Previous participants have given the course a 5-star rating. You can enrol now at Previous participants have given the course a 5-star rating. If you are interested in taking part, you can enrol now at

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