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April 8, 2022


6 months


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6 months

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Explore interesting and challenging ideas around death, dying and grief. This course, An introduction to death, dying and grief, invites you to think more deeply about death and dying and encourages you to think about it in different ways.


This course will introduce you to different perspectives on death; ethical issues related to dying and end-of-life care; as well as expressions of grief.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:
  • Understand that individuals and societies make sense of death in different ways
  • Understand that there is diversity in our beliefs about death and dying
  • Understand some key ethical dilemmas in dying and assisted dying decisions
  • Understand some of the diverse expressions of grief.

Course Curriculum

    • Understanding death 00:40:00
    • Talking about death 00:50:00
    • Exploring Western ideas about ‘a good death’ 00:40:00
    • Preparing for death 01:30:00
    • Assisted dying 00:30:00
    • Assisted dying legislation and policy 00:50:00
    • Considering ethics in death and dying 00:40:00
    • Exploring grief 00:30:00
    • Public and private grief and popular culture 00:30:00
    • Grief in popular culture 00:10:00
    • Conclusion 00:10:00

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