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.
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.
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.
Focusing on the key turning points in the history of western medicine e.g. the advent of hospitals, the role of public health, the rise of biomedical research, this course offers insights into medicine’s past, asks what has shaped contemporary medicine and how do people study it.
Our summerschool is aimed at advanced master students and starting PhD students with the goal to teach them on recent advances in neural circuit development and plasticity from an interdisciplinary perspective. This will be achieved in two ways: first, a series of lectures by renowned international speakers and second, participants work on assignments that require extensive discussion between lecturers, organizers and participants.
This course it intended for students and recent graduates in physiotherapy and related fields interested in technology. Students get an introduction in the world of assistive technology (AT) and its potential to support patients as well as therapists. The focus in this summer course will be on AT to support mobility and ambulation, motor learning in rehabilitation, activity monitoring and e-rehabilitation, home adaptations and sports.
This course deals with a subject of importance to us all – our genes, which is an area at the forefront of developments in medical science. You’ll examine the patterns of inheritance of genes, how genes function and why there are differences between individuals and between populations. Learn about human genetics and health issues is one of a series of 100-hour flexible online courses introducing fascinating topics in science.
Medicines are among the most regulated products in society. A drug reaching the market is the beginning of a process of complex interactions between patients, prescribers, insurers, pharmaceutical companies and governments. Inequity in access to medicines is still a defining characteristic of the global pharmaceutical market place. The aim of the course is to give insight into current developments in pharmaceutical policy making and to give a better understanding of the methods for analysing the effects of policy interventions. As a collaborator, the World Health Organization will provide faculty for several sessions.
In this module you will study three exciting topics in contemporary science which will provide you with a broad understanding of OU level 1 science. These topics include Human genetics and health issues, which deals with our genes – an area at the forefront of medical science and Empire of the microbes, which explores the intriguing world of bacteria, viruses, yeast and other microscopic organisms.
Enroll and find out how scientific knowledge is generated and translated into personalized treatment to improve survival and quality of life of patients with cancer. Meet the UMC Utrecht's cancer researchers and medical specialists and work together with them in a multidisciplinary setting to determine treatment plans for real life patients.
This course is intended for students and recent graduates in physiotherapy and related fields interested in hand therapy. For those interested in pursuing a career in hand therapy this course will provide an excellent foundation. For others, it will provide a solid base of knowledge for occasional 'hand patients.' We will visit the Sint Antonius Hospital (Nieuwegein), Hand Therapy Centre Utrecht and the dissecting room of the University Medical Centre.
In this intensive practical laboratory course of 1 week students will be offered access to the tick collection of the Utrecht Centre for Tick-borne Diseases (UCTD), which has recently been designated as a Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Reference Centre for Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases.