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 courses introducing fascinating topics in science. It is a highly interactive online course 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. It allows you to learn about this topic just for interest and enables you to try out a new area of study before you commit yourself to further study.
Outstanding BSc and MSc students, and PhD candidates who have a clear focus on infection biology are invited to this Summer School, where deeper knowledge of the modern methods in infection biology will be gained.
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).
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.
This course, offered through the MSc Epidemiology program developed by the UMC Utrecht and Utrecht University, will provide you with a basic understanding of statistics. Geared towards people studying and working in the health domain, the course will enable you to interpret research data, and to explain and use different types of variables.
Volunteers are often asked to take part in medical research in order to improve the health and well being of other people, now and in the future. However noble the aim, this raises many ethical questions.
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.