Editorial Team

With almost 10 million total Covid-19 cases, India is the second-most affected country in the world, and continues to add over 25k cases each day. This has put immense pressure on the existing healthcare workers and infrastructure, requiring a larger pool of skilled professionals to efficiently respond to the pandemic. The pandemic altered the way of life, adversely impacting the mental and physical health. The World Health Organization estimates suggest that almost 20% of India might have fallen prey to some or the other mental disorder by the end of this year.

Indians turned to online learning to better understand the ways in which they are impacted and how to take care of mental and physical health. Courses on Covid-19, physical fitness, mental health and happiness, along with psychology in the healthcare domain, were among the most subscribed courses on Coursera platform in 2020.

Here is the list of the ten most popular courses in the healthcare domain in India.

Most Popular courses on Coursera in India in 2020 – Health
S. No. Course Name Partner Name
1 Introduction to Psychology Yale University
2 Social Psychology Wesleyan University
3 COVID-19 Contact Tracing Johns Hopkins University
4 Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19 University of Toronto
5 A Life of Happiness and Fulfillment Indian School of Business
6 Buddhism and Modern Psychology Princeton University
7 Science of Exercise University of Colorado Boulder
8 COVID-19: What You Need to Know Osmosis
9 Psychological First Aid Johns Hopkins University
10 Stanford Introduction to Food and Health Stanford University


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