Understanding Multiple Sclerosis‘ is an award-winning free online course that aims to improve understanding and awareness of MS. This six-week course has already been completed by over 20,000 people from more than 130 countries and the next course starts on 11 September.

The time commitment is two hours each week. As the course is online, you can complete it in your own time. Study time does not have to be undertaken in a single block. You can log in and study whenever suits you, for as long or short a period as you like.

The course was developed by the Menzies Institute for Medical Research in Tasmania, Australia, in partnership with MS Plus (one of MS Australia’s state member organisations), and in collaboration with the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. It can be completed entirely online, so is accessible to people across the globe!

Who can enrol?

It is open to anyone with an interest in MS, including;

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

Course participants will increase their knowledge of MS-related issues and those in the MS community will be empowered to create and contribute to personalised MS management plans.

What does the course cover?

The course consists of six modules, addressing key information about MS and MS management. The modules covered across the six weeks are:

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

Find out more

Want to join the Understanding MS course? Register here for the next course starting 11 September.

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