Short Courses in Biomedicine

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.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

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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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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Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications Understanding Genetics: DNA, Genes, and Their Real-World Applications
  • Any time
  • National $ 59 per module
  • International $ 59 per module
  • Not specified

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.

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Translational Medicine
  • Apr 2016
  • EEA € 2,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 2,500 per year
  • 14 months

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

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Evidence-Based Assessment of New Imaging Techniques
  • May 2016
  • EEA € 785 per module
  • Non-EEA € 785 per module
  • 21 months

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.

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Research Ethics: an Introduction
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 385 per year
  • 2 months

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.

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Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics
  • Mar 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • International € 1,976 per year
  • 2 months

The course aims to provide basic knowledge of how bioinformatics tools can be used to solve problems within pharmacology, pharmacy, and pharmaceutical chemistry.

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Bacterial Biofilms and Their Role in Chronic Diseases
  • Sep 2015
    Not specified
  • 2 months

The focus of this online course is to provide the participants with a basic understanding of bacterial biofilms and of the health care problems related to infections involving bacterial biofilms. The participants will learn to describe and explain the basis for biofilms in chronic infections and to recognize relevant biofilm model system and interpret results thereof.

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Applied Pharmaceutical Structural Bioinformatics
  • Mar 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • International € 1,316 per year
  • 2 months

The course on Applied Pharmaceutical Structural Bioinformatics teaches how to solve practical problems in pharmacology, life sciences and bioinformatics using free software and databases relating to the structure of functional proteins and drug targets.

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Risk Assessment of Infectious Agents
  • Jan 2016
  • EEA € 1,000 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,000 per module
  • 5 days

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.

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Summer Program for Laboratory Research & Culture
  • Jul 2015
  • International € 2,250 per year
  • 42 days

NTU's Summer+2 allows students to take advantage of NTU’s state-of-the-art laboratories while also taking a closerlook into the island's East Asian culture. This six-week program combines laboratory research with access to ourExploring Taiwan courses (conducted in English), four lectures, and four complementary field trips investigating the topics of Taiwanese Environment and Resources as well as Taiwanese Social Culture.

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Neurodegenerative Diseases: From Clinic to Bench
  • Jul 2015
  • EEA € 1,100 per module
  • Non-EEA € 1,100 per module
  • 12 days

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).

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