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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mitochondria are central to the regulation of cellular growth and energy production. The abnormal functioning of these organelles and associated pathways is closely linked to neuromuscular disease, ageing, cancer and metabolic syndrome/diabetes.
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.
This module gives an overview of two medical conditions that present a major global health problem; cardiovascular disease and cancer.