Related fields in the discipline are life science, health science and medicine. Studies in life sciences encompass all fields of science that involve the scientific study of living organisms such as plants, animals, and human beings. Medicine and biology are the major fields of study the area. As such, life sciences are closely linked with health science, which is a multidisciplinary field based on the natural science such as biology, chemistry and physics.
Agriculture and food regulation is no longer primarily the responsibility of states, but implies common rules, common principles and common regulators extended to the world scale. In addition, it is multidimensional, implying a balanced protection of several interests and values. These two aspects raise several problems of a legal, cultural and political nature.
Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria estimated to cause 10% of all deaths each year. The recent outbreaks of Ebola have led to an unprecedented number of deaths and cases. New pathogens continue to emerge, as demonstrated by the SARS epidemic in 2003, the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and MERS CoV in 2013.
From Bench to Bedside and Back (BBB) will immerse you in the interdisciplinary nature of RM. You will meet experts in fields that converge fundamental science with innovative technologies with clinical application. In addition, there will be a group assignment, a social evening program, and success stories in RM. The course is organized by themes: innovative approaches and the future; animal models in RM; RM in the clinic; misconduct in science and societal acceptation of RM.
The human brain and its ability to adapt to the demands of the environment is the core of our course. This course is particularly useful for students who wish to gain knowledge about the most recent developments particularly in auditory cognitive neuroscience.
The Specialisation in Food Security: Assessment and Action is an extension of the FAO’s Distance Learning course in Food Security Information for Decision Making. In this Specialisation students are introduced to the concepts and tools used in food security analysis.
The course will cover key issues in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Special topics include databases and molecular pharmacoepidemiology. Students will learn about the typical problems (e.g. confounding by indication, rare side effects) and approaches to deal with these problems in the practice of pharmacoepidemiology.
In this course, students that aspire to become researchers in the cardiovascular field can get a up-to-date overview of the field allowing them to find out which topics suit them best. Topics taught will range from vascular function, imaging to genetics and heart function.
Infectious disease affects all our lives to varying degrees, often making front-page news: ‘New resistant strain of TB’, ‘Will bird flu cross over to humans?’ ‘Hospital infections reach epidemic proportions’, etc. This module approaches infectious disease from several perspectives – exploring the underlying biology, epidemiology, ecology and evolution of pathogens in relation to the extraordinary immune defences of their human hosts.
In this course the student is trained to perform post-mortem diagnostics based on protocols, and to formulate, based on this diagnosis, the pathogenesis, the etiology and significance of the pathological conclusion for the contact animals.
In a globalizing world, health challenges are also transcending national boundaries and becoming more complex. To face up to them, there needs to be a two-way flow of resources, expertise and know-how between developed and developing countries, involving stakeholders from different scientific disciplines. Only a combined learning processes of this kind has the potential to generate effective, innovative solutions to global health issues and to create equitable health systems around the world.
This course provides an intensive programme covering the following topics: concepts in pharmacoeconomics, pharmacoeconomics and regulatory, transferability of pharmacoeconomic data, the possibilities and limitations of pharmacoeconomics, experiences in HTA around the world. The course is presented in a mix of lectures and exercises.
In order to fully understand the neuronal substrate of human cognition, we need to start viewing the working brain as a network.Many neurological and mental disorders are viewed as the result of a malfunction at the network level.