Short Courses in Life Sciences, Medicine & Health

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.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness
  • Any time
  • National $ 94 per module
  • International $ 94 per module
  • Not specified

Discover the scientific truths that counter popular myths about nutrition and fitness with Dr. Goodman's insightful and rewarding course, The Myths of Nutrition and Fitness. Each of these six self-contained lectures explores in great depth the major myths, lies, and half-truths related to key components of fitness and nutrition. You'll

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Infectious Disease and Public Health Infectious Disease and Public Health
  • Feb 2016
  • EEA € 1,480 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases
  • Any time
  • National $ 234 per module
  • International $ 234 per module
  • Not specified

All you need is Medical School for Everyone: Grand Rounds Cases, in which Dr. Roy Benaroch, a practicing physician and an adjunct assistant professor of pediatrics at the Emory University School of Medicine, guides you through 24 unique Grand Rounds that reveal insights into how doctors do what they do. Whether you’re a patient, a current or future medical professional, or someone just looking to enjoy a good mystery

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Neuroscience of Everyday Life Neuroscience of Everyday Life
  • Any time
  • National $ 84 per module
  • International $ 84 per module
  • Not specified

Opening your eyes to how neural processes produce the familiar features of human existence, The Neuroscience of Everyday Life covers a remarkable range of subjects in 36 richly detailed lectures. You will explore the brain under stress and in love, learning, sleeping, thinking, hallucinating, and just looking around—which is less about recording reality than creating illusions that allow us to function in our environment.

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Nutritional Science (minor) Nutritional Science (minor)
  • Jun 2016
  • National $ 676 per module
  • International $ 1,267 per module
  • 3 months

The Department of Nutritional Sciences Online Courses and Summer Minor. The program consists of courses in the health-related fields, including occupational and physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy, dietetics and radiation therapy fields.

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Researching Biology and Health Science Researching Biology and Health Science
  • Feb 2016
  • EEA € 1,480 per module
  • Not specified

In this project module you will undertake individual investigations within a range of defined topics: stem cells, emerging infectious disease, the human senses and coevolution. You’ll need access to scientific literature, probably from electronic library sources.

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Forensic science: DNA analysis Forensic science: DNA analysis
  • Sep 2015
  • International £ 235 per module
  • Not specified

This course will examine DNA profiling and how it can be invaluable when solving crimes. The course will be arranged around an online crime scene. Participants will identify evidence for analysis and process the results to identify which suspect committed the crime. The crime scene investigation will involve examining case studies, and how DNA evidence is evaluated and the discussion of the ethical issues involved.

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Molecules, Medicines and Drugs: a Chemical Story Molecules, Medicines and Drugs: a Chemical Story
  • Aug 2015
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA £ 356 per module
  • Non-EEA £ 356 per module
  • Not specified

Explore the discovery and development of a range of drugs and medicines that relieve pain, alleviate symptoms, minimise the risk of infection and effect cures. Molecules, medicines and drugs: a chemical story is one of a series of short, five-month 10-credit modules introducing fascinating topics in science. It is a highly interactive online module that focuses on the chemistry that underlies medicines.

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Program
  • Dec 2015
    Not specified
  • 10 months

Develop the skills and confidence to begin your nursing career in the Herzing University Licensed Practical Nursing(LPN) program. Through classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience, you'll emerge our LPN program fully prepared take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses exam (NCLEX-PN) and become a licensed practical nurse (LPN).

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Introduction to Statistics for Health Care Research Introduction to Statistics for Health Care Research
  • Jan 2016
  • May 2016
  • International £ 1,890 per year
  • 3 months

This ten week online statistics module is designed for health and social care professionals who want to understand the basics of analysis methods commonly used in medical research, in order to understand published research and to participate in more specialised courses. Students will learn to use and interpret basic statistical methods using SPSS, with reference to cohort studies, case control studies and randomized controlled trials. Online discussion forums enable communication between students and the tutor to provide support and to interpret and understand real-life scenarios.

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Advanced Health Care Advanced Health Care
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 9,800 per year
  • Non-EEA € 9,800 per year
  • 12 months

This honours programme offers multi-professional, intercultural advanced health care modules that will strengthen your international competencies. The programme provides knowledge and insights in a number of compulsory and elective fields. Eleven modules are on offer; eight successfully finished modules and a successfully completed thesis are required to obtain the certificate. Each week, you will participate in health care practice.

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Retirement Management Retirement Management
  • Mar 2016
  • Jul 2016
  • Oct 2015
    Not specified
  • Not specified

Boston University's Retirement Management Program, offered through BU's Center for Professional Education, is designed to prepare financial advisors and professionals for an important credential in retirement income planning and management — the Retirement Management Analyst (RMA) designation.

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