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.
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 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.
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.
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.
The course aims to provide basic knowledge of how bioinformatics tools can be used to solve problems within pharmacology, pharmacy, and pharmaceutical chemistry.
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.
The course on Applied Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics teaches how to solve practical problems in pharmacology, life sciences, chemistry and bioinformatics through predictive modeling. The course is a continuation of the course on Pharmaceutical Bioinformatics. Focus of this course is practical applications and continuation studies how to use predictive statistical modeling methods, primarily directed to applications in the pharmaceutical field.
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.
DNA stores our genetic information and many diseases are caused by changes in its sequences. We will first learn about the basics of DNA and then find out how it allows for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
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.