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May 16th 2016

Learn about how your liver works, ways to look after it and how liver damage is caused, studied and treated around the world.

Average: 5 (3 votes)
May 9th 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)
May 9th 2016

Learn about the growing role of genomics in healthcare, for patient diagnoses and treatment, with this free online course.

Average: 4.7 (6 votes)
May 2nd 2016

Learn to provide psychological first aid to people in an emergency by employing the RAPID model: Reflective listening, Assessment of needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition.

Average: 7.5 (11 votes)
May 2nd 2016

This course is designed to inform primary care physicians and general otolaryngologists about the differences between acute and chronic rhinosinusitis and how to distinguish and treat them. It is also applicable to individuals who wish to broaden their knowledge and vernacular about this disease process, especially those who may suffer from this condition.

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May 2nd 2016

Understand the technology of ultrasound, see how it is used in clinical practice and learn how to improve medical imaging.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 2nd 2016

How much do you know about your abdomen and how it works? Discover what you know already and find out more.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
May 2nd 2016

Obesity is a global epidemic. As the world gets fatter, we begin to see its impact across many aspects of day-to-day life.

Average: 8 (4 votes)
Apr 25th 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)
Apr 25th 2016

Explore four common diseases and body systems: how they work, how they are treated and prevented. Understanding Common Diseases is designed for everyone who cares about their health or is interested in knowing more about how their body works. Over the course of the subject, you will hear from patients with four different diseases: high blood pressure, heartburn, diabetes and the common cold. We have chosen these diseases as they all affect different body systems and occur commonly in the general public. We will be describing how patients experience the disease, the normal way the body system works and looking at how the disease affects function and how you and your doctor can best manage your health.

Average: 5.5 (2 votes)
Apr 25th 2016

Learn more about how your heart works, the causes of heart disease and how to keep your heart healthy with this free online course. Your heart beats around 100,000 times a day, pumping blood around your body to deliver oxygen and nutrients, while taking away waste products. When your heart is unhealthy, it can’t perform this vital task so effectively. This can cause significant health problems – cardiovascular disease is one of the biggest killers in the UK and an estimated 17 million people die of cardiovascular disease each year worldwide.

Average: 7.5 (2 votes)
Apr 25th 2016

Clinical trials are experiments designed to evaluate new interventions to prevent or treat disease in humans. The interventions evaluated can be drugs, devices (e.g., hearing aid), surgeries, behavioral interventions (e.g., smoking cessation program), community health programs (e.g. cancer screening programs) or health delivery systems (e.g., special care units for hospital admissions). We consider clinical trials experiments because the investigators rather the patients or their doctors select the treatment the patients receive.

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Apr 25th 2016

Learn the concepts, principles and practice of Emergency Management through real-world case studies. This course will take you on a journey through contemporary risk-based emergency management. From the origins of risk management in the ancient world, to new hazards and risk management approaches of the industrial era, command and control models introduced in the Cold War era, to more contemporary “all-hazards” to current “risk management” approaches. You will explore the rapidly growing and increasingly influential discipline through a study of real-world risk understanding, reduction, readiness, response and recovery examples. You will have opportunities to discuss what you learn with other students and build and test your growing knowledge through accessible tests.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Apr 25th 2016

Learn how developments in genomics are transforming our knowledge and treatment of conditions such as diabetes.

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Apr 25th 2016

This midwifery course covers the history of the profession and what it means to be a midwife today. This course will benefit those who are interested in doing midwifery as a career choice. This course will allow you to see the scope of practice of the midwife and understand that the focus of midwifery care is the woman. If you are considering a career in midwifery or a parent–to-be, this course will give you insight into the world of the midwife, pregnancy and childbirth. You will explore the role of the midwife in working with women and their families during pregnancy, labour and birth and the time following birth when the woman is supported in her new role as a mother.

Average: 6 (2 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

Ce MOOC est destiné à former les participants, à partir d’une étude de cas, à la surveillance des maladies infectieuses émergentes, mais aussi à la prévention et au contrôle des épidémies. Les maladies infectieuses émergentes nécessitent une approche interdisciplinaire mobilisant l’épidémiologie et les biomathématiques, la virologie, l’immunologie, la santé publique humaine et animale, l’entomologie, la recherche clinique sur les maladies infectieuses, la sociologie, la médecine, les sciences politiques et de communication sur le risque, et des éléments d’économie de la santé.

Average: 1 (1 vote)
Apr 18th 2016

Discover how modern genetics has revolutionised approaches to the detection and treatment of cancer. Cancer Research UK estimates that 1 in 2 people in the UK will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. It is a disease that impacts on most people’s lives at some stage. So understanding cancer, and the development of new treatments, is of intrinsic interest to us all.

Average: 8 (1 vote)
Apr 18th 2016

Isn’t it time to end the loss of life from preventable medical errors?
Each year 100,000 patients die from preventable errors in the U.S. How can you help to change this intractable problem? Knowledge is power, and this course will provide you with a deep understanding of the problems and the solutions. You can become part of the solution.

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Apr 18th 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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Apr 15th 2016

Introduction to Bioethics explores some of the most difficult - and fascinating - moral challenges we face in health, medicine, and emerging technologies. Should we clone humans? Who owns our DNA? How much control should we have over how and when we die? When does medical treatment turn into medical enhancement — and should we care? Is rationing health care good, bad, necessary — or all of the above? This course will explore fundamental moral issues that arise in medicine, health, and biotechnology.

Average: 5 (4 votes)

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