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En esta asignatura se estudiarán los organismos parásitos que afectan a los seres humanos y los vectores que los transmiten. En primer lugar, se presentarán al estudiante los términos necesarios para poder desarrollar la disciplina, tales como la noción de parasitismo, tipos de parásitos y sus ciclos vitales, adaptación a la vida parasitaria, etc.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
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Public Health focuses on the health of entire populations, fighting disease on a massive scale.

Average: 6.1 (13 votes)
Oct 5th 2016

Learn how to model and simulate complex and dynamic behavior in biological systems. Biological systems are dynamic, complex, and made of many parts. In the past, scientists often tried to understand them by examining each constituent part. However, this approach was unsuccessful in many cases because the parts of any complex biological system can “interact” with each other and understanding such interaction is critical.

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Oct 3rd 2016

How are all of the species living on Earth today related? How does understanding evolutionary science contribute to our well-being? In this course, participants will learn about evolutionary relationships, population genetics, and natural and artificial selection. Participants will explore evolutionary science and learn how to integrate it into their classrooms.

Average: 3.5 (6 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Ce cours porte sur les zones qui sont dédiées à la protection de la nature, les «aires protégées» : comment elles fonctionnent et pourquoi elles sont si importantes dans le maintien de la santé de l’environnement de notre monde en plein développement, et plus particulièrement en Afrique. Il vous aidera à comprendre les défis de la conservation en Afrique et comment les aires protégées peuvent aider à y faire face, du niveau local à l’échelle internationale. L'objectif est de découvrir et comprendre comment améliorer la gouvernance et la gestion de ces territoires uniques.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Pragmatic randomized controlled trials reliably work out which of several healthcare interventions works best under real-world conditions.

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Oct 3rd 2016

How much do you know about your abdomen and how it works? Discover what you know already and find out more. This course will help you identify the positions of the organs within the abdomen, as well as becoming acquainted with common anatomical terminology used to talk about organs and structures and their position relative to each other.

Average: 8.3 (9 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

The vital signs – heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature, respiration rate, and pain – communicate important information about the physiological status of the human body. In this six-part course we explore the anatomy and physiology underlying the vital signs so that you will develop a systematic, integrated understanding of how the body functions. Relevant body systems are reviewed including cardiovascular and respiratory, followed by explanations of how the function of these systems affects vital signs. We discuss normal ranges, normal variants, and the mechanisms that underlie changes in the objective measurement of vital signs. The course also includes demonstrations of appropriate techniques for measuring vital signs in yourself and others.

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Oct 3rd 2016

Large-scale biology projects such as the sequencing of the human genome and gene expression surveys using RNA-seq, microarrays and other technologies have created a wealth of data for biologists. However, the challenge facing scientists is analyzing and even accessing these data to extract useful information pertaining to the system being studied. This course focuses on employing existing bioinformatic resources – mainly web-based programs and databases – to access the wealth of data to answer questions relevant to the average biologist, and is highly hands-on.

Average: 7.2 (5 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

This course is for anyone interested in learning more about Veterinary Medicine, giving a “taster” of courses covered in the first year of a veterinary degree and an idea of what it is like to study Veterinary Medicine.

Average: 7.4 (8 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Learn about the technologies underlying experimentation used in systems biology, with particular focus on RNA sequencing, mass spec-based proteomics, flow/mass cytometry and live-cell imaging. A key driver of the systems biology field is the technology allowing us to delve deeper and wider into how cells respond to experimental perturbations. This in turns allows us to build more detailed quantitative models of cellular function, which can give important insight into applications ranging from biotechnology to human disease. This course gives a broad overview of a variety of current experimental techniques used in modern systems biology, with focus on obtaining the quantitative data needed for computational modeling purposes in downstream analyses.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Oct 3rd 2016

Learn how police use science in criminal investigations and its role in the criminal justice system with this free online course.

Average: 8.7 (3 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

Discover how biomaterials and 3D printing collide, to create revolutionary, bioprinted body parts, with this free online course. You may be aware of 3D printing or have seen low-cost 3D printers, which can create plastic toys, replicas and objects of your own design. But did you know that 3D printing is also enabling life-saving and transforming medical procedures, which were unthinkable a few years ago?

Average: 5 (8 votes)
Oct 3rd 2016

The course will explore the tone combinations that humans consider consonant or dissonant, the scales we use, and the emotions music elicits, all of which provide a rich set of data for exploring music and auditory aesthetics in a biological framework. Analyses of speech and musical databases are consistent with the idea that the chromatic scale (the set of tones used by humans to create music), consonance and dissonance, worldwide preferences for a few dozen scales from the billions that are possible, and the emotions elicited by music in different cultures all stem from the relative similarity of musical tonalities and the characteristics of voiced (tonal) speech.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Oct 3rd 2016

Imagine if there were an organ in your body that weighed as much as your brain, that affected your health, your weight, and even your behavior. Wouldn’t you want to know more about it? There is such an organ — the collection of microbes in and on your body, your human microbiome.

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Oct 1st 2016

Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology is a 12-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of non-avian dinosaurs. Topics covered: anatomy, eating, locomotion, growth, environmental and behavioral adaptations, origins and extinction. Lessons are delivered from museums, fossil-preparation labs and dig sites.

Average: 7.5 (4 votes)
Oct 1st 2016

Learn JavaScript programming by implementing key biology concepts in code, including natural selection, genetics and epidemics. If you are interested in learning programming, but find pure programming courses not very exciting, this course is for you.

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Sep 30th 2016

This course is about what we can learn from examining the human skeleton, and how we can use this knowledge to reconstruct the lives of people who lived in the past. In archaeology and anthropology, human skeletal remains can provide unique insights into the past and the present; insights that cannot be gained otherwise.

Average: 5 (1 vote)
Sep 27th 2016

Este curso, impartido en español, presenta los desafíos sectoriales e intersectoriales y las prácticas para promover el desarrollo sostenible de las ciudades en América Latina y el Caribe.

Average: 9 (1 vote)
Sep 26th 2016

Chronic pain is at epidemic levels and has become the highest-cost condition in health care. This course uses both creative and experiential learning to better understand chronic pain conditions and how they can be prevented through self-management in our cognitive, behavioral, physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and environmental realms.

Average: 1 (1 vote)

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