MOOC program with Institut Pasteur

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Fondation Ipsen and the Institut Pasteur give access to high-level scientific online courses to a large audience, throughout the world. To do so, the Institut Pasteur is involved in the development of Massive Open Online courses (MOOCs), on various scientific topics (emerging virus, AIDS, vaccine development, etc.). Our MOOCs are scientific and focus on major biological and public health questions. They are aimed at an audience with a broad scientific background: a bachelor of science is generally recommended to follow our online courses.

These MOOCs have a very wide and diverse audience, with learners coming from as many as 150 different countries. 



The Institut Pasteur Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP)

Institut Pasteur creates an Online Diploma of Infectious Diseases (DNM2IP) based on MOOCs.

The goal of this Institut Pasteur Diploma is to enable students, medical doctors, health workers, researchers, and staff of state agencies or NGOs to acquire skills in the field of infectious diseases. The diploma is given to students who have successfully passed the final examination of each of 5 MOOCs of the DNM2IP. MOOCs are rebroadcast every 2 years, each for a period of 6 weeks.

Each of the MOOCs, broadcasted on FUN platform, followed by the candidates includes a Qualifying Path which consists of:

  • video sessions with respective quizzes
  • a final video session that summarizes the entire course
  • slideshows
  • a web forum
  • a weekly quiz
  • some hangouts (live session for answering questions to candidates)

This Qualifying Path is confirmed by an individual online exam, which is graded. If successful on the exam, the candidate receives a certificate issued by the FUN platform.

The DNM2IP MOOCs (video sessions, slideshows, quiz, hangouts and final examination) are most often in English, with English and French subtitles.

For applying to the DNM2IP, candidates have to choose 5 MOOCs in the program out of 15 MOOCs. It is mandatory to choose at least 1 star MOOCs from this program. Broadcasting of each MOOC is done during about 2 months. Each MOOC is rebroadcasted every 2 years.


Program of the DNM2IP

*Innate Immunity

*Resistance to Antibacterial Agents



Emerging and Reemerging Viruses


Essais cliniques dans les maladies infectieuses et tropicales

HIV Science

Human Population and Evolutionary Genetics


Medical Entomology

Modeling of Infectious Diseases


Viral Hepatitis

Viruses and Human Cancers


Registration to DNM2IP

Registration is open throughout the year and is done online by sending the registration form to DNM2IP@pasteur.fr.


Certification : Final examination

The final examination is online under the surveillance of a specialized company. It is organized for each MOOC at the end of the 6-week broadcast period. The exam is available online over 1 or 2 weeks. The final examination consists of 30 multiple choice questions, which should be answered in 1 hour. A rate of 60% of correct answers is required to pass the exam.



The diploma from Institut Pasteur will be available upon receipt of the certificates validating the 5 MOOCs to which the candidate has registered.

The diploma will be signed by the Institut Pasteur President and the Director of the Education Department.



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