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.
Infectious diseases remain a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide, with HIV, tuberculosis and malaria estimated to cause 10% of all deaths each year. The recent outbreaks of Ebola have led to an unprecedented number of deaths and cases. New pathogens continue to emerge, as demonstrated by the SARS epidemic in 2003, the swine flu pandemic in 2009 and MERS CoV in 2013.
From Bench to Bedside and Back (BBB) will immerse you in the interdisciplinary nature of RM. You will meet experts in fields that converge fundamental science with innovative technologies with clinical application. In addition, there will be a group assignment, a social evening program, and success stories in RM. The course is organized by themes: innovative approaches and the future; animal models in RM; RM in the clinic; misconduct in science and societal acceptation of RM.
In this course, students that aspire to become researchers in the cardiovascular field can get a up-to-date overview of the field allowing them to find out which topics suit them best. Topics taught will range from vascular function, imaging to genetics and heart function.
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.
In order to fully understand the neuronal substrate of human cognition, we need to start viewing the working brain as a network.Many neurological and mental disorders are viewed as the result of a malfunction at the network level.
This course illustrates the intricate balance between infection and immunity in the human host. The course will start by refreshing your knowledge in Immunology and Microbiology. Themes that will be discussed include; Memory in the Immune System, Immune Tolerance, Intracellular Pathogens, Clinical Immunology, Clinical Bacteriology and Public Health.
This course will examine DNA profiling and how it can be invaluable when solving crimes. The course will be arranged around an online crime scene. Participants will identify evidence for analysis and process the results to identify which suspect committed the crime. The crime scene investigation will involve examining case studies, and how DNA evidence is evaluated and the discussion of the ethical issues involved.
The objective of this course is to enable students to create opportunities based on their academic and professional skills and knowledge. Employing methods from entrepreneurship and innovation, students learn how to initiate value creating projects and products.
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.
The primary purposes of the workshop (which will parallel closely the expanding workshop programme currently underway in about thirty countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America) will be to familiarise participants with: the aims, objectives and strategies of the VISION 2020: the Right to Sight programme;the planning principles involved in establishing community eye health programmes for the control of avoidable blindness to population clusters of around 1 million in developing countries.
This ten week online statistics module is designed for health and social care professionals who want to understand the basics of analysis methods commonly used in medical research, in order to understand published research and to participate in more specialised courses. Students will learn to use and interpret basic statistical methods using SPSS, with reference to cohort studies, case control studies and randomized controlled trials. Online discussion forums enable communication between students and the tutor to provide support and to interpret and understand real-life scenarios.
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.