Human medicine deals with issues how to maintain human health conditions, prevent from illness and treat it. Human medicine is a health science based on biomedical research. The study field has many multidisciplinary fields, such as biomedical engineering, disaster medicine, hospital medicine, environmental medicine, travel medicine, evolutionary medicine, forensic medicine, medical ethics, sexual medicine, addiction medicine, laser medicine, therapeutics, pain medicine, nosology, medical humanities, pharmacogenomics, urgent care and etc. The field has a wide spectrum of health professionals: bioengineers, pharmacists, therapists, nurses, laboratory scientists and etc. Most of the basic sciences of the field are: genetics, immunology, neurology, psychiatry, neuroscience, microbiology, epidemiology, molecular biology, histology, toxicology, cytology, biostatistics, pharmacology, nutrition science, biophysics, medical physics, biochemistry, pathology, embryology, photobiology, endocrinology, anatomy, radiobiology and biomechanics.
This introductory Level 1 course explores the scientific and social aspects of disease and disability in a global context through seven case studies: water and health in an overcrowded world; pain; alcohol; screening for breast cancer; chronic lung disease; trauma and accidents; and visual impairment.
Infectious disease affects all our lives to varying degrees, often making front-page news: ‘New resistant strain of TB’, ‘Will bird flu cross over to humans?’ ‘Hospital infections reach epidemic proportions’, etc. This module approaches infectious disease from several perspectives – exploring the underlying biology, epidemiology, ecology and evolution of pathogens in relation to the extraordinary immune defences of their human hosts.
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 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.
Training course, professional language training at advanced level for health-care specialists (doctors, dentists, pharmacists, etc.). The aim of the course is to train specialists in various fields of medicine, pharmacy or other health sciences to develop their communication skills in English.
Training course, professional language training at advanced level for health-care specialists (doctors, dentists, pharmacists, etc.). The aim of the course is to train specialists in various fields of medicine, pharmacy or other health sciences to perform medical translation and interpretation.
Applicants who were not admitted to the regular degree program and those who require additional instruction or review in basic sciences can join the Preparatory Course/Foundation year organized by the Faculty of Medicine to prepare for the entrance examination. Duration: 8 months. Starting date: October.
The module reflects the increasing recognition of the need for palliative care for people with non malignant conditions. Relevant UK documents include the ‘End of Life Care Strategy' – promoting high quality care for all (DoH 2008), ‘Living Well, Dying Well' (Scottish Government 2008) and reports published by the Scottish Partnership for Palliative Care e.g. ‘Public Awareness of Palliative Care' – Report of the findings of the first national survey in Scotland into public knowledge and understanding of palliative care (2003). Reports and guidance from the World Health Organisation (including the New guide on palliative care services for people living with advanced cancer (2007)) and the European Organisation for Palliative Care highlight the need for global action to improve palliative care education and service provision.
Technology has always been central to the treatment in orthopaedics and rehabilitation. The use of technology has never been greater than it is today. The number and variety of devices available now are almost bewildering. For instance, twenty-five years ago there was only one type of artificial hip and today there are more than forty. This rapid development has considerable implications for all those working in these fields.
This module is delivered entirely online through MyDundee (the University virtual learning environment). All materials are provided through this medium. E-learning offers students easy access to web resources and documents needed for their studies, as well as facilitating discussions and the exchange of ideas with fellow students and tutors. Anyone with access to the internet and basic IT skills will be able to use MyDundee.