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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Drugs, drug use, drug policy and health by University of Geneva

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About the Course

This MOOC is the first of its kind, since it addresses critical issues related to drugs from a multidisciplinary, health and human rights-based approach. Throughout the course you will cover a range of questions including what are drugs and why they controlled? What are the benefits and harms of taking drugs? How public health policies can address drug use? You will also learn about the intricacies of the international drug control framework and the negative consequences of widespread prohibitionist drug policies around the world. Finally, you will examine ways of furthering drug policy reform. The topics will be presented by over 40 speakers from scientific, academic and institutional backgrounds, spokespersons of civil society as well as people who use drugs presenting their views. By the end of the course you will have: - a strong understanding of the major health issues related to drug use and drug policy; - a clear vision of why drug policy is debated today; - and, if you so wish, you will be equipped to engage in the drug policy reform movement at your local or regional level....

Top reviews


May 15, 2020

Fantastic course that outlines the challenges we face in regards to drug policy and confronting stereotypes about people who use drugs. I learned a lot that made me rethink my own perceptions.


Dec 3, 2018

Thanks so much for a very good course,more informative by hard for it\n\nbecause got a little bit trouble with my language competency.But it's good to take a class.

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By Abdelhak G

Feb 5, 2021

An outstanding experience !

By Shailesh S

May 18, 2020

Extremely helpful, thanks.


Sep 3, 2021

Aastha Tyagi review

By Oswaldo B

May 16, 2019

very well balanced

By George w

Apr 24, 2020

great knowledge !

By Enrique H E

May 5, 2021

Muy interesante

By Daniel B

Jan 20, 2021

Great course!!

By Savitha D

Sep 27, 2020

Awesome course

By Mary a A

Apr 12, 2021

Very Helpful!

By Paola A S

Aug 6, 2021


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By Priyanka N

Jun 26, 2021

got to know much about the people who use drugs out there and learnt not all drug offences are punishable offences.

had a great time learning!

The only issue was some part of the videos weren't translated in English and found difficult to figure it out but overall it was really worthy to spend time on this particular course. Looking forward to learn more about drug related topics on this "coursera" platform!

By Mahendra O

Aug 31, 2021

This course covers all the critical issues related to drugs from a multidisciplinary, health and human rights-based approach. it was really helpful to get the basics clear


Jun 23, 2019

tihs course es excellent and has changed my mind about

By Tekuh K

Feb 22, 2021

excellent course for harm reduction avocates

By Nguyen V H P

Mar 31, 2019

It helps me a lot

By Wen W

Mar 21, 2020

Cool course

By Bhupinder B

Jul 29, 2021

please dont enroll yourself for this course, You will not get a certificate for completion, because completion of these course depend upon the other learner or participant who will review your submitted assignment, If no one will review your course remain incomplete even for months or years.

I have submitted my project on time and reviewed 9 other too but didnt get my certificate,

Also the provided instruction to submit project work in pdf is not correct because university have not provided ant link to upload the work

So poor, plz dont waste your time