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 introductory course will provide students the opportunity to gain insight into the peculiar and unique aspects of animal health and production in the tropics.
The health system plays a crucial part in the response to HIV in terms of provision of HIV and AIDS related services. HIV funding is increasingly used for strengthening health systems.
This course is part of the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University. This veterinary course is taught by epidemiologists of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, and aims to make the participants familiar with all the basic principles of veterinary epidemiology
In this course, offered by the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, the principles and practice of cohort, case-control and cross-sectional studies are taught. Design, data collection and outcome measures are discussed, as well as the major advantages and disadvantages of the different study designs. Emphasis is on the application of study design in etiologic research.
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The aim of this course is to make scientists and other professionals (managers, policy makers) in the field of animal management aware of the ethical dimensions of their dealing with animal (welfare) issues. The course offers knowledge and tools that enables them to deal with ethical questions on both a theoretical and a practical level.
The course introduces participants to major public health challenges in lower- and middle-income countries. It provides an introduction to the aetiology, epidemiology, risk factors and public health importance of selected chronic non-communicable diseases, addresses major policy initiatives for international prevention and control of disease, and considers major health threats and challenges such as the impact of globalization and environmental changes.
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.
The seven Medical Peace Work courses are an introduction in violence prevention and peace building for doctors, nurses, public health workers, mental health practitioners, other health professionals, as well as students in these fields.
Introduction to Global Health aims to introduce the principles and scope of global health and health-related development strategies. The course, offered by the MSc Epidemiology program of the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, introduces participants to the history, origins and current trends in global health. It addresses health-related development strategies, such as the Millennium Development Goals, considering social determinants of health and health equity.
Animal Health Economics play an important role in the often risky decisions that need to be made about disease control. The aim of this introductory course is to provide beginning students in the field of animal health economics with the basic concepts and issues in economics as they underlie decision making around animal health problems.
Diseases play an important role in animal production and animal trade. The economic consequences of diseases on an animal, herd and national level can be considerable and need to be investigated to successfully implement and evaluate animal health programs and policies. Animal Health Economics play an important role in the often risky decisions that need to be made about disease control. Many economic tools have been developed and are being applied to support decisions in the field of animal health.