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.
Our BTEC in Health and Social Care course is designed to introduce you to working in the health and social care services sector. This in-depth qualification will enable you to gain a nationally-recognised qualification, helping with your career development, or will allow you to progress to further study.
Counselling is being sought more and more as people realise how it can help with the stresses and pressures of life today. Our Counselling Skills course will equip you to become a counsellor and help people with issues causing upset in their personal lives.
Public health is everyone’s business and the contribution of local authorities, education, social care, families, police, prisons, business and voluntary sectors is now acknowledged as vital. This module enables you, whatever your background and expertise, to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding of multidisciplinary public health across the UK and internationally.
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.
Autism is a spectrum of conditions characterised by social, communicative, sensory-motor and cognitive difficulties. The social and psychological consequences can be profound. This 20-week module provides an accessible introduction to the autistic spectrum, principles and problems of diagnosis, and biological and psychological approaches to explaining underlying causes.
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.
Despite the world-wide increase of food availability, there are still around one billion people undernourished. This is far above of the target of MDG 1. There is now substantial evidence that malnutrition has life-long negative impacts on productivity and income-generating potential of the population. Agricultural programmes need to become more nutrition sensitive.
Although the world is making progress in addressing the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS, there are still 33.3 million people affected by it. In most countries, the response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic has mainly come from the health sector. However, solutions to mitigate the effects have to be sought in the combination of health and agriculture.
The purpose of this course is to redress this imbalance. We will therefore discuss the principles and methods of non-experimental prognostic research, together with the practice of prognostic research in a clinical setting. The emphasis will be on learning about the design and statistical analysis of prognostic studies, the construction and estimation of prediction rules, the various approaches to validation, and the generalization of research results. You will also learn how to address the challenges of dealing with small data sets.
We all eat, and most of us eat many different foods, yet we tend to forget rather quickly what we have eaten, and we often do not know the ingredients of the dishes we consume. These aspects make it hard to conduct nutritional epidemiological research, which is why it is important to learn how to overcome a number of specific challenges. This course will cover the most important ones, while helping you to design a well-constructed nutritional epidemiological study.
Over the past decades, we have seen huge improvements in medical imaging technologies. Systematic evaluation of the quality and reproducibility of new imaging techniques is crucial in order to allow large-scale implementation. This interactive course will focus on the many aspects of imaging evaluation, including technical development, visual assessment, optimization of image quality, and intra- and inter-observer reproducibility.
A two-week original, intensive program, covering the major aspects of the world of taste, gastronomy and the art of fine dining, complemented by tastings and educational meals.