Biomedicine is a broad field of study that concerns itself with the theoretical aspects of medicine and which applies biological and natural science concepts to practice. It has a number of related disciplines such as biochemistry, zoology, anatomy, genetics, physiology, pathology, botany, chemistry and biology. Career opportunities include areas that interact with medicine and health, such as engineering-based fields that solve biological and medical problems. Biomedical scientists work out a range of analytical and practical laboratory tests in order to contribute to the diagnosis and treatment of disease.
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.
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.
It is DNA—deoxyribonucleic acid, the self-replicating material present in nearly all living organisms. Award-winning teacher, author, and cancer researcher Dr. David Sadava unlocks its mysteries in his new course, Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications. He guides us through decades of scientific discovery and the weighty implications for us, as individuals and as a society.
The objectives of this course are to understand the modelling principles of microbial risk assessment and to be able to implement the risk assessment process in practice. The focus will be on a bottom-up approach, where measurements in food chains and in the environment are used to assess the risk at exposure, but also attention will be paid to the top-down approaches of observational epidemiology and source attribution.
From molecules to brain, cells to behaviour, this interactive course provides you with a comprehensive insight into various aspects of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and VWM (Vanishing White Matter).
By the end of the course, you should be able to: Discern the morally salient dimensions of a research project, and come to a well-considered judgment about the acceptability of such a project; Reflect on moral dilemmas for researchers and Research Ethics Committees, and be able to systematically analyze such dilemmas; Weigh the various arguments involved, and work towards a well-reasoned position or decision.
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.
This course will help you to develop critical thinking skills to approach the challenges in translational medicine. You will also improve your communication skills – in particular, those required for presenting complex scientific ideas to a broad spectrum of people. You will learn to analyze effective manuscript preparation and begin to apply the concepts to your own work. In addition, you will have the opportunity to analyze the business, scientific and regulatory aspects of translational medicine
Depiction & Identification of the Dead encompasses a wide range of subjects, notably facial identification, two and three-dimensional facial reconstruction, craniofacial superimposition, taphonomy, skull assessment and post-mortem depiction.
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.
The course will cover key issues in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Special topics you will discuss include adjustment for confounding, risk detection and management, molecular pharmacoepidemiology and public health.
The course aims to provide basic knowledge of how bioinformatics tools can be used to solve problems within pharmacology, pharmacy, and pharmaceutical chemistry.