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.
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.
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 online course explores the intriguing world of bacteria, viruses, and other microscopic organisms – an empire of creatures that extends into every facet of human life and the environment. Learn about microbes is one of a series of 100-hour flexible online courses introducing fascinating topics in science.
Interested in updating your knowledge in Bioinformatics & Systems Biology fields? This summer school aims at informing the students and young scientists about the latest trends in the field. Our event is organized in partnership with SYSGENET, a COST Action (BM0901).
This research enterprise, known as cognitive neuroscience, seeks to understand the biological underpinnings of cognition and behaviour in terms of explanatory principles on the smallest scale (molecules and neurons) to the largest scale (brain networks).
To provide insight into obesity, genetic and environmental aetiology, the underlying metabolic disturbances and metabolic consequences and health effects and potential for prevention.
Eleven editions were held of the biennial European Training Course on Carbohydrates. Since 2004 a new name was given: the Summer Course Glycosciences. The fifth edition of this re-styled course will be organised in The Netherlands again.
To address the current state-of-the-art knowledge concerning the impact of pre- and post natal developmental programming on metabolism with special emphasis on the metabolic syndrome.
This course aims at introducing the basics of biostatistics, form an applied bio-medical perspective. Starting from some data sets collected to answer specific research questions, the objectives of statistical inference will be illustrated.
Genetic epidemiology holds great potential for personalised medicine and improved biological knowledge of disease processes. This course provides an introduction to the design, analysis and interpretation of genetic studies of disease, with a focus on state of the art analysis of genomewide association scans.
This is a course in which the theoretical background and practical application of basic epidemiologic analytic tools is discussed. Special attention will be paid on issues such as normalization, standardization, and categorization, combining multiple variables, combining multiple sources etc.
To introduce students to basal metabolism and the pathophysiology of the metabolic syndrome at the molecular level as a basis for the diagnosis and the treatment of specifically type 2 diabetes.