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E.g., 2016-06-26
E.g., 2016-06-26
Aug 30th 2016

This is a course about dementia looking at a broad range of topics including,basic brain anatomy, pathology, dementia research, risk factors, symptoms, diagnosis, medical management, living with dementia, progression and staging, palliation, behaviours and therapeutic approaches.

Average: 9.3 (20 votes)
May 24th 2016

This course introduces students to elements of science behind cooking, cuisine preparation and the enjoyment of food. The ultimate goal is to help students recognize the importance of scientific principles being applied in everyday life, so that they will appreciate and be able to apply some of these principles in their future cooking practice, including the manipulation of human perception.

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May 23rd 2016

Introduction to Genetics and Evolution is a college-level class being offered simultaneously to new students at Duke University. The course gives interested people a very basic overview of some principles behind these very fundamental areas of biology. We often hear about new "genome sequences," commercial kits that can tell you about your ancestry (including pre-human) from your DNA or disease predispositions, debates about the truth of evolution, why animals behave the way they do, and how people found "genetic evidence for natural selection."

Average: 8 (3 votes)
Apr 25th 2016

¿El pensamiento científico es sólo para científicos? Su utilidad va mucho más allá, ayudando a las personas a tomar mejores decisiones todos los días. El objetivo de este curso es fomentar en pensamiento científico en los alumnos para ayudarles a tomar mejores decisiones profesionales, personales y sociales.

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May 18th 2016

This course introduces the basics of Digital Signal Processing and computational acoustics, motivated by the vibrational physics of real-world objects and systems.

Average: 7.1 (10 votes)
May 16th 2016

Hello everyone! Welcome to advanced neurobiology! Neuroscience is a wonderful branch of science on how our brain perceives the external world, how our brain thinks, how our brain responds to the outside of the world, and how during disease or aging the neuronal connections deteriorate. We’re trying to understand the molecular, cellular nature and the circuitry arrangement of how nervous system works.

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May 16th 2016

This class describes the science of global warming and the forecast for humans’ impact on Earth’s climate. Intended for an audience without much scientific background but a healthy sense of curiosity, the class brings together insights and perspectives from physics, chemistry, biology, earth and atmospheric sciences, and even some economics—all based on a foundation of simple mathematics (algebra).

Average: 2.7 (3 votes)
May 9th 2016

A big welcome to “Bioinformatics: Introduction and Methods” from Peking University! In this MOOC you will become familiar with the concepts and computational methods in the exciting interdisciplinary field of bioinformatics and their applications in biology, the knowledge and skills in bioinformatics you acquired will help you in your future study and research.

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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)
Apr 18th 2016

Want to be an engineer or scientist? Lack mathematical confidence? Learn to think mathematically and explore essential concepts. This course is aimed at those who aspire to study science or engineering foundation courses at university level. It draws upon the experience of staff from the Mathematics Education Centre at Loughborough University - a centre that has specialised for many years in mathematics teaching and mathematics support for science and engineering students who find the transition to university mathematics particularly challenging.

Average: 5 (2 votes)
Apr 18th 2016

L'histoire des sciences, qu'est-ce que c'est et à quoi ça sert ? Comprendre les dynamiques qui ont permis aux sciences de se constituer, explorer ses évolutions, son organisation et ses démarches, telle est l'ambition de ce MOOC qui propose une initiation à une histoire critique des sciences. Se repérer dans l'histoire des sciences en abordant les grandes étapes de la science. Comparer les méthodes développées. La place de la mathématisation, le statut de l'observation et de l'expérience seront particulièrement examinés. Aborder à l'aide d'études de cas la question de la construction sociale des sciences et celle des communautés scientifiques (statut, institution, etc.)

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Apr 14th 2016

Learn how to generate ideas at the interface between chemistry and biology. Chemistry and biology are traditionally taught as separate subjects at the high school level, where students memorize fundamental scientific principles that are universally accepted. However, at the university level and in industry, we learn that science is not as simple as we once thought. We are constantly confronted by questions about the unknown and required to use creative, integrated approaches to solve these problems.

Average: 4 (1 vote)
Apr 6th 2016

O objetivo geral do curso Alterações Climáticas: o contexto das experiências de vida é introduzir o conceito de alterações climáticas no contexto do desenvolvimento sustentável, relacionando-o com as experiências vivenciadas por cada um de como, por exemplo, adaptar e mitigar os seu efeitos, relacionados com cheias, falta de água, subida no nível do mar, erosão costeira, e outros.

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Self-paced - Starts Apr 4th 2016

Willst du bereits vor dem Studium die Grundlagen des wissenschaftlichen Arbeitens erlernen? Oder steht die erste große Hausarbeit an und du möchtest wissen, wie du am besten vorgehst? Hier lernst du, wie du jede wissenschaftliche Arbeit meisterst.

Average: 4.3 (6 votes)
Mar 21st 2016

Gain a better understanding of the drug discovery process to learn how safe, effective drugs are developed and optimized.

Average: 8 (2 votes)
Mar 14th 2016

Gain a unique insight into dementia through the stories, symptoms and science behind four less common diagnoses.

Average: 4.8 (4 votes)
Mar 14th 2016

Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient's treatment, with this free online course.

Average: 10 (2 votes)
Mar 7th 2016

Understand how genetics influence the development and spread of cancer, with this free, introductory online course.

Average: 10 (1 vote)
Self Paced

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises.

Average: 5.8 (5 votes)
Feb 22nd 2016

Gain an understanding of the natural world, how the web of life works, with illustrations from around the world.

Average: 3 (3 votes)

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