Causes of Human Disease: Exploring Cancer and Genetic Disease
This online course introduces students to the structure of DNA, its processes and how genetic disease results from DNA alterations. Students will explore the nature of these changes, causes and risk factors.
Causes of Human Disease: Transmitting and Fighting Infection
On this online course, students will learn how pathogens cause infectious diseases and how these diseases are transmitted. Students will examine the bacterial resistance to antibiotics, how this leads to serious infections like MRSA and reflect on approaches to address this problem.
Causes of Human Disease: Nutrition and Environment
This online course introduces students to the importance of nutrition in human health and explores what happens to the body when it doesn’t receive the right nutrients. Students will focus on malnutrition and obesity and how these contribute to the development of diseases, such as diabetes.
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease
On this online course, students will learn how the cardiovascular system functions and learn about common cardiovascular diseases. Students will learn about blood pressure, blood sugar control and imbalances, and the role of these on diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Causes of Disease
This online course introduces students to how epidemiologists are helping to find answers to complex questions about human disease. Students will explore health inequalities across the globe and investigate how and why different socioeconomic factors determine human health.