E.g., 2016-06-27
E.g., 2016-06-27
E.g., 2016-06-27
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Public Health focuses on the health of entire populations, fighting disease on a massive scale.

Average: 5 (6 votes)
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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)
Sep 13th 2016

Comprendre et prévoir le comportement des rivières aménagées est un enjeu essentiel pour protéger les populations et préserver durablement les ressources en eau. Ce cours est illustré par de nombreux cas d'études.

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Sep 1st 2016

Comment cultiver des cellules humaines ? Comment les reprogrammer en cellules souches ? A la suite des travaux du prix Nobel Shinya Yamanaka, découvrez les principales étapes de culture et de reprogrammation des cellules humaines en cellules souches, et abordons ensemble les éléments fondamentaux de la biologie cellulaire.

Average: 9 (2 votes)
Aug 8th 2016

Ce cours en ligne gratuit porte donc sur l’étymologie du vocabulaire scientifique et médical. Il s’adresse aux lycéens se préparant à la PACES, aux formations paramédicales, aux études scientifiques, aux STAPS... Il s’adresse également aux étudiants de ces différentes filières, ainsi qu’à toute personne intéressée par l’étymologie.

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Aug 8th 2016

Explore how to make food systems more sustainable and resource-smart for our environment, health and food security. How can food systems become more sustainable in the face of population growth, urbanisation, and environmental degradation? How can a food systems approach help in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? This course will explore how natural resources are currently used to take the food we eat from the field or ocean to our plates.

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Jul 4th 2016

The course presents an overview of the theory behind biological diversity evolution and dynamics and of methods for diversity calculation and estimation. We will become familiar with the major alpha, beta, and gamma diversity estimation techniques.

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Jul 4th 2016

This subject explores the world of water management on a drying planet. In this subject you will take the journey of water - how it began, and its availability today in light of global warming and urbanisation. You will see that the natural environment is reaching a threshold, and the impact that has for us and the water supplies that we rely on. We will answer the questions -what are organisations and policy makers doing to secure our water future? How is society working together towards climate resilience?

Average: 4.2 (6 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

In this course, we will see how evolutionary trees resolve quandaries from finding the origin of a deadly virus to locating the birthplace of modern humans. We will then use methods from computational proteomics to test whether we can reconstruct Tyrannosaurus rex proteins and prove that birds evolved from dinosaurs.

Average: 7.2 (9 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

Over 70% of our planet is ocean, and life itself evolved in the sea so come and join us on this tour of Planet Ocean! Have you ever wondered about the diversity of marine biota in our oceans? Do you know what a nudibranch is? Or how a kelp forest functions? Did you realise that the ocean ‘pumps’ carbon? Are you interested in how marine systems; from coral reefs to Antarctic ecosystems are managed? This course will introduce you to the fascinating world of our oceans. You will learn about marine life and key features of the ocean system. You will also explore some of the stressors on marine systems caused by human activity. Finally, this course will cover how society might sensibly approach managing those threats into the future.

Average: 6.7 (12 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

This course is about how detective work by the brain creates our sense of spatial location from a variety of sensory and motor sources, and how this spatial sense in turn shapes our cognitive abilities.

Average: 8.3 (3 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

The course will consider how what we see is generated by the visual system, and what visual perception indicates about how the brain works. The evidence will be drawn from neuroscience, psychology, science history and philosophy. Although the discussions will be informed by visual system anatomy and physiology, the focus is on perception.

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Jul 4th 2016

Come and explore the basics of Microbiology and Forensic Science so you can better understand the world around you. Have you ever thought about infectious diseases and why we get infected? What is the causative agent? In this course you will be touring through four modules, starting by taking a close look at the bacterial cell structure and functions which will then lead you to the study of viruses. You will go through the differences in the different types of cells which will allow you to distinguish the two major groups of bacteria and techniques. Next, you will focus on Forensic Microbiology, its history and how this discipline has evolved. Finally, we will look at the latest molecular techniques used for detecting microbes’ genetic material.

Average: 5.5 (4 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

To acquire an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genomics and biotechnology, and their implications for human biology, evolution, medicine, social policy and individual life path choices in the 21st century.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

This course begins a series of classes illustrating the power of computing in modern biology. Please join us on the frontier of bioinformatics to look for hidden messages in DNA without ever needing to put on a lab coat. After warming up our algorithmic muscles, we will learn how randomized algorithms can be used to solve problems in bioinformatics.

Average: 7.7 (7 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

How agriculture feeds the world: a study of farms, farmers and the challenges they face. You will learn about the world’s population and the crucial role of agriculture in feeding the steadily increasing number of people. You will then see how climate and soils dictate the types of farms we see in different regions and countries.

Average: 6.4 (11 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

In this class, we will compare DNA from an individual against a reference human genome to find potentially disease-causing mutations. We will also learn how to identify the function of a protein even if it has been bombarded by so many mutations compared to similar proteins with known functions that it has become barely recognizable.

Average: 6.8 (5 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

This course introduces how the human body works and how it is more than the sum of its parts. The human body is made up of many individual parts that work together in a highly interactive and coordinated way. This course introduces the building blocks that make up the body, and how these are structured and maintained at a cellular level. We highlight the cardiovascular, hormonal and nervous systems, as critical coordination and control parts of the body. We investigate the structure of the musculoskeletal system, and how it helps us move through, and manipulate, our environment. We conclude by reviewing how the body replaces itself to create a new human being.

Average: 8 (5 votes)
Jul 4th 2016

Diabetes and obesity are growing health problems in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes and obesity research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes and obesity. All provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Jul 1st 2016

Learn about respiration and the function of the lungs, oxygen and CO₂ in the body from medical experts. How do we breathe? What is the purpose of our lungs? What is the link between oxygen and life ? These questions open a vast field of discovery to help us understand respiration. This course is for anyone who wants to understand human respiratory physiology, the operation of respiration and the lungs.

Average: 10 (1 vote)

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