Nanotechnology for Health: Innovative Designs for Medical Diagnosis (FutureLearn)

Nanotechnology for Health: Innovative Designs for Medical Diagnosis (FutureLearn)
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This course is designed for anyone with an interest in nanotechnology or medicine.
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Nanotechnology for Health: Innovative Designs for Medical Diagnosis (FutureLearn)
Discover how types of nanotechnology can be used for exciting new opportunities in healthcare. Explore the use and implications of nanotechnology in medicine. Nanotechnology is used to control and manipulate nanometer-sized matter with nanometer precision. This can be atoms, molecules, or larger biological structures such as DNA or living cells. On this course, you’ll explore the potential of nanotechnology products in medical applications, to create new devices that can be used to diagnose a disease or monitor a medical treatment.

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You’ll also consider the ethical impact of new medical nanotechnology and what societal behaviour might be affected by them.


Syllabus


Week 1: Introduction to Nanotechnology and Health

Week 2: Nano and breath: Electronic nose

Week 3: Nano and blood: Lab-on-a-chip

Week 4: Nano and urine: Cancer detection


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

- Describe technology and the science of nanotechnology

- Investigate the relationship between nanotechnology and the medical application

- Engage in the underlying science and technology and techniques used to fabricate nano devices

- Discuss societal and ethical questions that arise from new technological developments in the health domain



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64.00 EUR
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in nanotechnology or medicine.

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