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Jun 1st 2016

Learn about bacteria, pesticides and health hazards present in food.

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May 2nd 2016

This course will give you an introduction to bacteria and chronic infections. Leading experts in the field will make you familiar with the fundamental concepts of microbiology and bacteriology such as single cell bacteria, biofilm formation, and acute and chronic infections.

Average: 8.3 (10 votes)
Apr 25th 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)
Mar 7th 2016

While biologists have long understood the power of disease to shape events in world history, the depth of that power has rarely emerged in history books. This course seeks to redress that imbalance through historical anecdote and scientific explanation as it investigates the ways in which diseases have affected dramatically the course of history across several topics, including religion, war, and migration.

Average: 6.3 (3 votes)
Jan 25th 2016

This course introduces the exciting basic science that underlies modern medicine, and shows how we use that knowledge to understand medicine today. The course is designed for the general public, including high school students, who are interested in learning more about how the body works. There are no prerequisites. We want to help people take a more active role in their own wellness, and talk effectively with their healthcare providers.

Average: 4.6 (12 votes)
Oct 13th 2015

Los seres vivos habitamos un mundo hostil si tenemos en cuenta la amenaza sobre la salud que suponen los microorganismos patogénicos. Una parte integral de todos los organismos complejos y pluricelulares es el sistema inmunológico, garante fisiológico de la salud ante tal amenaza. Pero dependiendo del individuo o del microbio o de las condiciones ambientales, este mecanismo protector contra la invasión microbiana puede verse desbordado e ineficaz. Tanto es así que el aumento de la esperanza de vida en los países desarollados depende de tres pilares fundamentales, la higiene, el acceso a los medicamentos y los alimentos, medidas que nos ayudan a a controlar a los potenciales agentes infecciosos.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Nov 25th 2014

En este curso, hablaremos sobre del origen y evolución de los microbios, de su biodiversidad, los encontraremos al borde del cráter de un volcán o en las aguas del mar Muerto, estudiaremos su papel en el ciclo de la vida, explicaremos cómo gracias a las bacterias las plantas fijan el nitrógenos del aire o las vacas son capaces de comer hierba, y veremos cómo nosotros mismos estamos repletos de microbios que son incluso beneficiosos para nuestra salud.

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Self Paced Course - Start anytime

En este curso el Dr. Ignacio López-Goñi explicará qué es un virus, cómo se trasmiten, hablará de cuál es el origen del virus del SIDA y de cómo se originan los nuevos virus de la gripe. Os enseñará cómo se puede trabajar con ellos y cómo podemos controlarlos. Todo ello con los últimos avances científicos en virología.

Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
Self Paced

This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including virology, bacteriology, and applied microbiology. This course will focus on the medical aspects of microbiology, as medical research has been the primary motivator in microbiology research.

Average: 9.7 (3 votes)
Self study

This Major accommodates a number of different career paths; you may opt to declare a major in biology if you plan to be a forensic scientist, a patent agent, a pharmaceutical researcher, or a professional in any number of related fields.

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