Course in Medicine

Best 28 Courses in Medicine 2017

Medicine

A course is a higher level program that can be taken once a high school diploma has been obtained. Courses cover a wide range of subjects and typically take six months to several years to complete, depending on the education level.

What is a course in medicine? This is a program of study that is appropriate for students seeking a medical or medical research degree. It covers various subjects in depth, including anatomy and physiology, medicinal drugs and interactions, and chemistry. Many times, medicine programs require courses in psychology and statistics as well. Courses may include scientific writing and research as well as practicums, internships, or even a thesis. The inclusion of these items depends on various factors, such as the level of the program.

A course in medicine will give a student the knowledge he or she needs to pursue higher degrees in many medical fields, such as anesthesiology, pharmacology, and general medicine or research. This opens the doors to many employment opportunities and higher pay.

Course cost is usually dependent on several factors, such as the country the school is located in and how prestigious the institution is. Students should always contact the school of their choice directly for more fee information.

A course of study in medicine is a great way to land quite a few jobs in a diverse and growing medical industry. Pharmacists, nurses, anesthesiologists, and medical researchers all require the skills gleaned from a medical course load. These jobs are typically found in a wide array of places, such as private and public hospital settings and facilities, private medical offices, and academic research facilities. No matter the degree level earned, a background in medicine is useful in many employment areas.

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Premedical Program

Windsor University School of Medicine
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre

First Semester: Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Biology, History of Medicine, Medical Terminology, Lab Research I. Second Semester: Organic Chemistry, Cell Biology/Molecular Biology, Anatomy & Physiology 1, Histology, Psychology, Lab Research II... [+]

Courses in Medicine. Premedical Program 1-Year accelerated program First Semester: Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Biology, History of Medicine, Medical Terminology, Lab Research I Second Semester: Organic Chemistry, Cell Biology/Molecular Biology, Anatomy & Physiology 1, Histology, Psychology, Lab Research II Third Semester: Pathophysiology, Basic Biochemistry & Genetics, Basic Microbiology/Pharmacology, Medical Ethics, Biostatistics, Lab Research III [-]

Course in the Many Faces of Dementia?

FutureLearn
Online Full time Part time 4 weeks October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

In this free online course you’ll discover some of the key issues in dementia care and research by exploring four less common forms of dementia through the eyes of people affected by the condition, and world-leading experts at UCL. We’ll show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of less common forms can bring us closer to the aim of defeating dementia. [+]

Course in the Many Faces of Dementia? Dementia is one of the foremost priorities in global health and is estimated to affect over 44 million people worldwide. This has a huge impact on individuals and on society, so improvements in understanding, care and treatments are desperately needed. In this free online course you’ll discover some of the key issues in dementia care and research by exploring four less common forms of dementia through the eyes of people affected by the condition, and world-leading experts at UCL. We’ll show how research into the signs, stages, symptoms and causes of less common forms can bring us closer to the aim of defeating dementia. “I work in a care home with people living with dementia. I will use what I have learned here every day to help me understand and appreciate my residents.” Aileen Callaghan, learner in March 2016 A unique insight Dementia is an umbrella term for a number of diseases, all causing a progressive loss of our ability to think, feel and perceive by affecting how the brain functions. In the four weeks of this course we’ll investigate four forms of dementia that are important to understand better in their own right (they’re often not well recognised), but can also provide important insights that change how we think about dementia in general. Week 1 – What if dementia runs in the family? Explore the challenges that face families - and ground-breaking research taking place - with people affected by familial Alzheimer’s disease, where the condition runs in the family and often starts at a young age. Week 2 – What if dementia affects behaviour and personality? Dementia is not just about memory loss – we investigate the particular challenges for diagnosis and care for people with behavioural variant frontotemporal dementia. Week 3 – What if dementia makes you see things that aren’t there? Some people with dementia experience hallucinations, and many describe fluctuations in their symptoms over time. These aspects are particularly clear in dementia with Lewy bodies, which you’ll learn about in Week 3. Week 4 – What if dementia affects your vision, not your memory? People with posterior cortical atrophy experience changes in the way the brain processes visual information; we’ll explore this condition and the research taking place to help people live better with visual impairment related to dementia. “The combination of personal stories paralleled by information given by expert clinicians and researchers was very engaging and, coupled with a multitude of interesting comments from course participants, provided a very well-rounded insight into the realities of dementia.” Anne Brink, learner in March 2016 Learn from dementia experts, experts by experience and each other This course is presented by experts from the UCL Institute of Neurology and Division of Psychiatry who are highly regarded for their work as scientists and clinicians. Importantly, you’ll hear from people who have been diagnosed with dementia, and people who care for a family member with dementia to get a better understanding of the impact that a diagnosis of dementia brings. You’ll be able to understand how dementia affects people by watching video interviews, look deeper into the topics by reading articles, interact through activities and questions, and also learn from others on the course by taking part in the discussions that accompany each step. You can join the conversation now by signing up and visiting the welcome page. “I am so glad to have signed up to take part in this course. It has been immensely interesting and helpful, and more than anything else, extremely informative.” Laura Ward, learner in March 2016 This course was created, and is led by Dr Tim Shakespeare, Alzheimer’s Research UK Fellow at the Dementia Research Centre, UCL Institute of Neurology. Requirements The only requirement is an interest in dementia, its effects on people and the brain. We hope that this course will be of particular interest to: Anyone who works with people diagnosed with dementia People who have a friend or family member who has dementia People in the early stages of the disease Students with an interest in learning more about dementia [-]

Course - Medical Research and Biotechnology

Avans University of Applied Sciences - Undergraduate programs
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Breda

Medical aspects of biology fascinate you. Study Medical Research and Biotechnology and you will develop into an international expert in biomedicine or biotechnology in two years [+]

Course - Medical Research and Biotechnology

Medical aspects of biology fascinate you. Study Medical Research and Biotechnology and you will develop into an international expert in biomedicine or biotechnology in two years.

Insulin for diabetics used to be isolated from pigs. Not all patients respond well to this. Research is focussed on producing true human insulin using bacteria. You investigate the molecular mechanism of this disease and the responses to pig and human insulin. And you try to optimise the production of human insulin with bacteria in larger quantities using a bioreactor.

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Biology interests you. You are inventive and curious. Able to think critically. You want to know what information lies hidden in cells. You are precise and a perfectionist. You want to do work that matters.... [-]


Access to Radiography Level 3

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 34 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom London

There is far more to Radiography than taking X-rays, you can choose to specialise in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography. What ever route you choose you will be entering a rewarding and varied profession. [+]

Working in the health and care professions is a rewarding experience. Your first step to a career in health and care starts at Kensington and Chelsea College. You may have been out of education for a while in which case the Pre Access and Access course will help you to develop the skills that you need to progress into Higher Education in a health-related field. Course Overview There is far more to Radiography than taking X-rays, you can choose to specialise in diagnostic or therapeutic radiography. What ever route you choose you will be entering a rewarding and varied profession. Did you leave school a long time ago? Did you fail to achieve your full potential at school? Do you feel it’s time for a new career, a change of direction? If you are over 19 and would like to gain the skills to go to university to study Radiography this is the course for you. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue Various [-]

Residency program in Dermatovenerology

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 Russia Novosibirsk

Teaching medicine at Novosibirsk State University was organized on the basis of the Division of Medical Biology of the Department of Natural Sciences [+]

Courses in Medicine. Teaching medicine at Novosibirsk State University was organized on the basis of the Division of Medical Biology of the Department of Natural Sciences. In 1995, training of specialists qualified in biomedical research was started there. Same year, the Ministry of Education of the Russian Federation decided to open the medical departments at three classical universities in Moscow, Petersburg, and Novosibirsk. The academicians of the Russian Academy of Sciences – Ludmila N.Ivanova, Dmitry G.Knorre, and Valentin V.Vlasov – were among the founders of the university medical department in Novosibirsk. In 2002, Novosibirsk State University was licensed to teach general medicine, and the next year the first students were enrolled to the Division of Medicine of the Department of Natural Sciences. In 2003, the division evolved into a new university department, and professor Andrey G.Pokrovsky, M.D. became the first dean of the department. In 2009, the first graduation of the Medical Department of Novosibirsk State University occurred. All the graduates obtained the Medical Doctor Diploma with specialization in General Medicine, and those who decided to proceed with medical practice, were admitted as interns or resident doctors to the different hospitals of Novosibirsk city and the region. Some of the graduates entered the post-graduate education programs at the research institutes of the Siberian Branches of the Russian Academy of Sciences and the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences and pursued the biomedical research career. Same year, the state accreditation for the teaching of general medicine was successfully obtained. The Medical Department of Novosibirsk State University is still in the process of growth. In 2010, the Center for Post-Graduate Medical Education was established at the department, and the official license to carry out the post-graduate internship and residence education in different key specialties was issued to Novosibirsk State University in 2011. EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMME FOR TEACHING FOREIGN STUDENTS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE IN RESIDENCY ON “DERMATOVENEROLOGY" Fundamental disciplines: - Cell biology. Stem cells have a unique ability: when they divide, they can either give rise to more stem cells, or to a variety of specialised cell types. In both mice and humans, a layer of cells at the base of the skin contains stem cells that can develop into the specialised cells in the layers above. At some point in their lives, the stem cells at the base of the skin stop proliferating and start differentiating into the cells that form the skin itself. To do so, they must turn off the 'stem cell programme' in their genes and turn on the 'skin cell programme'. Study of stem cells opens up new horizons in understanding the pathogenesis of diseases of the skin and extends the capabilities of therapy in dermatology and cosmetology. - Molecular biology is the branch of biology that deals with the structure and function of macromolecules (for example proteins and nucleic acids functioning within skin cells, and the cells of those structures found within skin) that are essential to life. Biological realities dictate that effective skin care products or treatment can only be derived from an understanding of cellular functioning. - Residents are immersed in dermatopathology training through daily sign-outs with dermatopathology staff members, specialized dermatopathology conferences, glass slide self assessment. The experience gained during this rotation provides the resident with insight into the practice of dermatopathology from the initial processing of biopsy specimens to the optimal interpretation of histologic slides and writing of pathology reports. - Biochemistry. For the diagnosis of diseases of the skin are often used biochemical tests. Course biochemistry adapted to the requirements of dermatology and venereology, and includes narrow aspects of biochemical disorders in skin diseases. - Genetics. Genetic predisposition is important in the diagnosis of many skin diseases, such widespread as eczema and psoriasis, as well as in developing and they have met. Course of genetics addresses the most pressing issues of hereditary diseases for dermatology. [-]

Training Course in Neonatology

Unitelma Sapienza
Online Full time Part time 12 months Open Enrollment Italy Rome + 1 more

In this course doctors and nurses gain comprehensive knowledge of diseases of preterm and term infants including the underlying physiology and management. They also gain clinical competency in acute resuscitation and all procedures required in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. [+]

Objectives In this course doctors and nurses gain comprehensive knowledge of diseases of preterm and term infants including the underlying physiology and management. They also gain clinical competency in acute resuscitation and all procedures required in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Content and Programme The course includes 70 video lessons given by experts in the field presenting the main neonatal diseases and the most frequent diagnostic and therapeutic interventions. Particular attention is given to the clinical aspects which are explained in a simple way, thanks to the use of images and video. The course shows the main techniques and the operation of numerous and complex devices normally used in neonatal intensive care units. The program of the course is subdivided into the following 18 modules: Module I. Perinatal Medicine Module II. General aspects of Neonatology Module III. Immuno-Haematology Module IV. Care Module V. Pneumology Module VI. Nutrition and Gastroenterology Module VII. Surgical problems Module VIII. Infections Module IX. Neurology Module X. Tecniques and procedures Module XI. Genetics/ Metabolic deseases Module XII. Ophtalmological deseases Module XIII. Screening Module XIV. Radiology Module XV. Nephrology Module XVI. Dermatology Module XVII. Devices and instruments Module XVIII. Cardiology Admission Requirements To enroll this you must own a Bachelor or Master degree and must be a doctor or a nurse qualified to practice that profession. Duration Access to the platform will be allowed for a period of 12 months from the date of enrolment. After completing the course the student will receive a certificate of participation. The course does not grant credits (ECTS). [-]

Specialization Diploma Courses

Indian Board of Alternative Medicines
Online Part time 1 year Open Enrollment India Kolkata

Specialization: Child Health, Cardiology Heart Diseases, Respiratory Medicine [+]

Courses in Medicine. Specialization Child Health Cardiology Heart Diseases Respiratory Medicine Gastro-Enterology Medicine Neurology Medicine Dermatology Medicine Gynaecology Medicine Dental Medicine E.N.T. Oncology & Haematology Family Planning & Sex Education ELIGIBILITY / PRE-REQUISITE: Any Registered Medical Practitioner / Alternative Medical Practitioner EXAMINATION: One set of final examinations will be conducted at the end of the course. Examinations can be taken either in the center in Kolkata, India or by postal / online mode from outside Kolkata from the student’s residence. Students should intimate their choice of examination at the time of enrollment. Different sets of papers are set based on the mode of examination being conducted by the Board (Kolkata Center / Online / Postal) and students are provided with Model Test papers of last few years for assistance in preparation based on the examination mode notified. [-]

Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Royal Tropical Institute (KIT)
Campus Full time 3 months March 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene or Nederlandse tropen cursus (NTC) provides essential preparation for medical doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals who intend to work in low- and middle-income countries or societies. [+]

The Netherlands Course in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene or Nederlandse tropen cursus (NTC) provides essential preparation for medical doctors, nurses, midwives and other health professionals who intend to work in low- and middle-income countries or societies. Participants may be preparing to work in a district hospital at the first level of referral, or intend to participate in health care projects with non-governmental organisations (NGOs). The NTC can be taken as a stand-alone course or as part of the Master in International Health course (MIH). In the Netherlands, the NTC forms part of a post-graduate training programme for physicians leading to a diploma in tropical medicine. For more information, go to: www.nvtg.org. For health professionals who want to go abroad for a short period, it is also possible to follow separate sessions of the NTC course. For more information follow link. The NTC is jointly organised by the Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre (VU) in Amsterdam, the University Hospital of the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and KIT (Royal Tropical Institute ) and is NVAO accredited. Content Many healthcare professionals want to contribute to health in low and middle income countries. In order to make a meaningful and appropriate contribution meaningful knowledge of the context and of local health problems is vital. By following the NTC, you will be able to: identify and analyse interrelated determinants of health and major health problems of populations in low and middle income societies. plan sustainable improvements of health systems, taking into account diverse cultural settings and social and ethical responsibilities critically collect, analyse and appraise qualitative and quantitative data relevant to the improvement of health and health care in low and middle income societies clearly communicate and work professionally in a multidisciplinary team Programme structure The NTC is divided into 5 modules: Introduction Module Determinants of Health Health Problems Basic Research Methods Health Systems Introduction Module This module aims to develop the learning and communication skills needed for the course and for future practice. You will examine cultural and international contexts. Determinants of Health The factors that have the most significant influence on health are known as determinants of health. While health care services make a contribution to health status, most of the key determinants of health lie outside the direct influence of health care, such as gender, education, culture, employment and environment. This module aims at providing you with an overview of these determinants and with the policy tools devised to address them. Health Problems You will need knowledge and skills to address the most important diseases and health problems occurring in resource-poor conditions. In this module, particular attention is given to the three main killer diseases: HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Sexual and reproductive health, and health care for children are also discussed. Because of the poor diagnostic and therapeutic possibilities, we concentrate on a syndromatic approach. Basic Research Methods This module familiarises you with quantitative and qualitative research methods and how to critically appraise literature. Principles of statistics, epidemiology and study design are applied to help students answer questions such as: Which determinants and/or risk factors of diseases are most important to address? Which intervention has the most impact? A socio-cultural perspective on health, illness and health care, medical anthropology and sociology is used to examine and address questions such as: Why patients do or do not seek health care in time? Health Systems Health systems globally are challenged to address demographic changes like population growth, technological developments, and a more assertive demand for quality care. At the same time, many countries already have trouble achieving or maintaining access for the poor while containing costs. The emphasis in this module is on the practical implementation of health programs and the organisation of health care at district level, both public and private (NGOs). Learning methods The content of the course is oriented as much as possible to the working situation of the participants.Participants have intensive contact with highly qualified staff who are active in the field. Methods are varied and students will learn through discussions, group work, lectures, case studies, exercises, serious gaming and self-study. Simulations and role plays are used to familiarise you with problem-solving in cross-cultural management and planning. Reading material is prepared and distributed beforehand. Online repositories are used for learning material; laptops and/or tablets are required. Study load The study load of the NTC course is 20 ECTS. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) facilitates transfer of course credits between institutions at the same academic level. One ECTS requires 30 hours of student time, which includes class time and independent study. Admission criteria Bachelor’s degree, or equivalent academic training in medicine or any paramedical science Two years of relevant work experience, incl. work experience in low and middle income settings Proven proficiency in spoken and written English Computer literacy is expected [-]

Course in Infection, Neurobiology, and Genetics

Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology
Campus Full time 19 weeks August 2017 Sweden Umeå

The separate courses includes lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory work. Immunology covers the organization and development of the immune system, its activation upon stimulation, the various effector mechanisms involved in the innate [+]

Infection, Neurobiology, and Genetics

The separate courses includes lectures, seminars, and practical laboratory work. Immunology covers the organization and development of the immune system, its activation upon stimulation, the various effector mechanisms involved in the innate and adaptive immune responses (cellular and humoral immunity), immunological memory, tolerance mechanisms, transplantation immunology, autoimmunity, hypersensitivity, immune deficiencies, and the defense mechanisms against different pathogens. The Bacterial Physiology and Pathogenesis course will highlight the intriguing world of bacteria. It will give insight into bacterial diversity and some of their distinctive habitats. It will illustrate in molecular detail the regulatory mechanisms of microbial adaptation to these varied environments. It will discuss the role of horizontal gene transfer in bacterial evolution and the acquisition of new coding potential, such as antibiotic resistance. The course will present the current state of knowledge regarding pathogenic mechanisms and the major disease causing bacteria that use them. This will include an explanation at the molecular level of various pathogenic strategies such as motility, biofilms, quorum sensing, secretion systems, toxins, adhesion factors and immune evasion mechanisms. In the face of widespread antibiotic resistance among leading bacterial pathogens, new anti-bacterial treatment and prevention options will also be addressed. The Neurobiology course gives the student extended knowledge about how the nervous system is organized, and how it functions in order to change physiological state of neuronal circuits which underlies the generation of behavior. Thus, the nervous system is explored at molecular, cellular, systems and behavioral levels. The Genetics course aims to provide knowledge of genetic theory, methodology and analysis. Subject matter includes genetic principles and the underlying mechanisms at molecular level as well as at the cellular, organism and population levels. The course will provide students with an overall understanding of genome organization and how genetic changes at the molecular level are able to influence biological processes and how these changes affect organisms, populations and ultimately evolution.... [-]


Certificate in Human Anatomy and Physiology Online Course

Courses for Success
Online Part time 6 - 8 weeks February 2017 USA USA Online

We'll place an emphasis on the organization of the human body and the differences between nonliving matter and living organisms. We'll also cover cell anatomy and physiology because all life processes are ultimately carried out at the cellular level. [+]

Learn Principles of Genetics and Gain an Understanding of How Traits are Passed from OneGeneration to the Next We'll place an emphasis on the organization of the human body and the differences between nonliving matter and living organisms. We'll also cover cell anatomy and physiology because all life processes are ultimately carried out at the cellular level. After we've established this foundation, we'll survey the anatomy and physiology of each of our 11 organ systems. You'll learn how our nervous system allows us to receive, process, and interpret sensation and send messages to our muscles and glands. We'll cover the skeletal and muscular systems, learning how they make movement possible, and also about some of their little-known but equally essential functions. This course explains how the circulatory and respiratory systems work together to provide our bodies with the oxygen our tissues need, and how they work together with the skin and kidneys to rid our bodies of wastes. You'll learn how our bodies fight off diseases, and how our digestive system converts the food we eat into energy and the tissues of our bodies. We'll also spend time on the endocrine system, which supplies the hormones we need for our survival, and the reproductive system, that group of organs that allows life to be passed on to another generation. We'll also discuss functions of the different organ systems that you'll probably find surprising. In addition, each lesson includes information about specific disorders that sometimes happen to our bodies, and we'll also talk about some recent advances in medicine. By the end of this course, you'll have a greater appreciation and understanding of the marvelous complexity of the human body! Course Fast Facts: Only 6 weeks to complete this course Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course How to study online course? Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand. Recognition & Accreditation All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email. Units of Study There are 12 units of study Introduction to the Living Processes Our first lesson will introduce you to the fascinating subject of human anatomy and physiology. Since chemical reactions drive all of our bodies' functions, we'll start by reviewing some basic chemistry. Then we'll discuss how the human body is organized and the four main types of molecules it contains. We'll even touch on a little history because humans used to have some pretty funny ideas about living organisms. Later, you'll learn why a living human being is so different from one who's died. Finally, we'll discuss homeostasis—that drive we have to keep many different variables (like temperature and blood pressure) within a narrow range. By the time you're done with this lesson, you'll be ready to learn more about the structure and function of our bodies. The Human Cell The smallest living unit of the body is the cell, and it's so amazing, it deserves a lesson of its own. Even though almost all cells are microscopic, they're jam-packed with many different kinds of organelles and surrounded by complex membranes. I think you'll be amazed at their complexity as we discuss their different functions. We'll also talk about how cells reproduce, and we'll finish up with a discussion on cancer—which is cell reproduction gone amok. Understanding Heredity In this lesson, we'll tackle the subject of heredity. It's probably the most technical of all the lessons because we'll be exploring genetics. You'll learn how genes determine your physical and mental characteristics, and how your parents' genetic material determine these traits. You'll learn the important differences between reproductive cells and all of the other cells in the body. Then we'll spend some time talking about a man who lived in the 1800's—Gregor Mendel, the Father of Genetics—because his insights paved the way for our modern understanding of heredity. After that, we'll discuss some different genetic disorders as you learn about specific mutations in the genetic code that can cause problems. The Nervous System We'll move on to the organ systems in today's lesson. We'll start with the one I find most interesting—the nervous system. You'll learn how it's organized, its different jobs, and the structures that make thinking, feeling, and moving possible. You'll also learn how the nervous system works when we think we're in danger or we've suddenly been affected by physical pain. We'll use our knowledge about chemistry in this chapter, too, as we talk about how nervous impulses are transmitted. Finally, we'll talk about some disorders of the nervous system—what causes them and their effects. The Skeletal System Our bones have several functions, and some aren't so obvious. For example, did you know that red blood cells are made in your bones? Or that bones store minerals that are essential for the function of your nerves and muscles? In today's lesson on the skeletal system, we'll explore the structure and function of bones, and then we'll talk about different types of joints and the amazing structure of your spinal column. You'll learn about some common disorders of this system and what you can do to keep your bones strong. The Muscular System Like the skeletal system, the muscular system is crucial for movement, but it has other functions, too. We'll discuss them in detail in today's lesson. Muscles are also a lot more complicated than they appear, so we'll spend some time talking about both the structures that we can see and the structures that we can't see without a microscope. We'll go over some of the specific muscles in the body and how they work together to perform specific movements. You'll also learn why even simple movements involve chemical reactions and a close coordination between this system and the nervous system. In the last chapter, we'll look at several common injuries to different parts of the muscular system. The Respiratory System We'll focus on the respiratory system in this lesson. As you're probably aware, it's the group of organs that allow you to get that crucial substance—oxygen—to all the cells in our body. But your respiratory system has some other functions that we'll touch on in this lesson. You'll learn about the anatomy of your respiratory organs and which muscles are crucial for breathing. You'll also become aware of the differences between ventilation, external respiration, internal respiration, and cellular respiration. And we'll talk about some illnesses that could affect your respiratory system, compromising your ability to breathe. The Circulatory System There's so much to learn about the circulatory system! In this lesson, we'll explore the composition of blood, the various blood cells, and the different kinds of blood vessels in your body. Of course, the heart is a crucial part of the circulatory system, so we'll talk about its chambers, valves, coronary vessels, and electrical system. You'll learn how blood travels around the body and its important functions. We'll spend some time on two of the most common health problems people experience—high blood pressure and coronary artery disease. You'll finish this lesson knowing the importance of taking care of this organ system. The Lymphatic System and Fighting Disease In today's very interesting lesson, you'll learn all about the disease-fighting ability of your body. Did you know that your body is constantly bombarded with germs that want to make you sick? We'll talk about that in this lesson, as well as some of the many ways your body fights back to keep you well. The human body also has a system of vessels (similar to blood vessels) called the lymphatic system. We'll talk about its disease-fighting role as well as some of its other functions. You'll learn about some of the other organs in your body that are involved in the battle against disease. At the end of this lesson, we'll talk about different ways the body's disease-fighting ability can be compromised and why sometimes the body turns on its own cells. The Integumentary and Urinary System Today we'll take a close look at two different organ systems—the integumentary system (the skin) and the urinary system. Both of these systems work to get rid of waste products that would kill you if they were allowed to build up in your body. You'll learn, too, how important these two systems are in maintaining homeostasis. We'll spend quite a bit of time on the structure of these two systems. People are often surprised to learn how complex even the skin can be. And the structures of the urinary system, particularly the kidneys, are quite amazing. At the end of this lesson, you'll learn about kidney failure and the challenges of dialysis and kidney transplantation. The Digestive System You'll never think about food the same way again after this lesson on the digestive system! Just writing about it made me want to be a bit more careful about what I eat. You'll learn about all the different structures involved with converting food into the chemicals our bodies need to grow, repair tissues, and carry on all the functions of life. We'll also discuss the role of the three main types of foods and the importance of many different vitamins and minerals. When you finish this lesson, you'll understand the value of eating a variety of foods and how good food choices will enhance your health. We'll spend some time discussing two common digestive disorders, and then we'll talk about one of the most common kinds of cancer—colon cancer. The Endocrine and Reproductive Systems We'll end this course with a discussion about the endocrine and reproductive systems. You'll learn how the endocrine and nervous systems work together to regulate all of your body's functions. We'll discuss some specific endocrine glands, the hormones they produce, and how they influence each other. Homeostasis again becomes something important to talk about because of the crucial role of the endocrine system. We'll also cover both the female and male reproductive systems. You'll learn about their anatomy and how the endocrine system affects their organs, making reproduction possible. We'll end this chapter with a discussion about two fairly common disorders—diabetes and endometriosis. Requirements Entry requirements Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills. Minimum education Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course. Computer requirements Students will need access to a computer and the internet. Minimum specifications for the computer are: Windows: Microsoft Windows XP, or later Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) MAC/iOS OSX/iOS 6 or later Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari) All systems Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities (Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari) Students will also need access the following applications: Adobe Acrobat Reader [-]

Pre-Medicine Internship

GAP Medics
Campus Full time 1 - 12 weeks Open Enrollment Poland Warsaw Krakow Dominican Republic Thailand Tanzania Croatia + 5 more

Our internships abroad let you shadow real-life doctors and gain first-hand clinical work experience. Along with global health tutorials, you’ll gain insight that will set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply to and interview for medical school. [+]

Courses in Medicine. Our pre-medicine internship programs There’s no doubt about it: becoming a doctor is hard work. But if you’re ready for it, so are we! Our internships abroad let you shadow real-life doctors and gain first-hand clinical work experience. Along with global health tutorials, you’ll gain insight that will set you apart from the crowd when the time comes to apply to and interview for medical school. Shadowing doctors A Gap Medics program is all about shadowing – being alongside carefully selected physicians and other health professionals as they go about their day-to-day work in hospitals. It’s the ultimate way to discover first hand what being a doctor is really like. Your program is likely to include a variety of different shadowing settings, from watching surgical operations in theatre to ward rounds and outpatient clinics. If you’re looking for a general overview of life as a hospital doctor, we’ll place you in the departments we know will give you the best and most varied experience. We are also happy to take into consideration your specific interests, and we have opportunities in a huge range of departments including pediatrics, surgery, orthopedics, internal medicine, obstetrics, gynecology, urology, oncology, neurology, physiotherapy and radiography. Program Features Hospital shadowing experience Shadow doctors Personal mentors Small student groups Global health tutorials Talking points for your interview Make the right choice! Your personal medical mentor We believe strong mentoring is crucial to helping you understand what you see and get the most out of your hospital work experience placement. You’ll be assigned to a specific mentor – usually a doctor – who will provide clear day-to-day supervision and guidance in each of your placement departments. We work very closely with our hospitals to make sure that every mentor is appropriately qualified, fully understands the aims of our program, and has a genuine desire to teach and inspire you. We also pay all mentors directly for each student they host, so they remain motivated and feel a real benefit from the program. Medicine Mentor: Dr. Omar Kasuwi Dr. Omar, a cardiology specialist and Director of the Sokoine Health Centre in Tanzania, has been mentoring Gap Medics students since May 2014. Your day with Dr. Omar begins at 8:30 with his morning report, a 15-minute briefing for all clinical staff to discuss overnight patient developments and the caseload for the day ahead. From there, you’ll join him in the consulting room for his morning outpatient clinic. Dr. Omar takes his role in developing the next generation of doctors seriously, and believes in students having as practical a role as possible without compromising safety. You’ll find yourself taking blood pressure and heart rates, measuring babies and learning to recognize specific conditions through a stethoscope. But this isn’t just for fun – Dr. Omar is well-known for his constant testing of students at every step to ensure the experience is sinking in. Your Placement Coordinator Your placement coordinator is the member of the local Gap Medics team who has a specific responsibility for your hospital placement. He or she will fully brief you on your first department at the Gap Medics house on Sunday night, show you to the hospital and personally introduce you to your first mentor on Monday morning. Placement Coordinator: Maryla Baginska Maryla grew up in the Polish city of Krakow, and has a fantastic knowledge of all things Warsaw having lived and worked there since graduating university in 2012. Maryla looks after students in three of our largest departments at MSW Central Hospital in Warsaw – pediatrics, general surgery and obstetrics/gynecology. Her close friendships with our mentors in these departments help keep everyone smiling even on the busiest days, and she’s always ready to help and is never more than a phone call away should you need anything. [-]

Medisin Grunnfag

Bjørknes College
Campus 1 year January 2017 Norway Oslo

Medisin grunnfag er en selvstendig årsenhet som gir 60 studiepoeng. Studiet gir en grundig introduksjon i medisinske fag. [+]

Medisin grunnfag er en selvstendig årsenhet som gir 60 studiepoeng. Studiet gir en grundig introduksjon i medisinske fag. Studiet passer godt for studenter som vurderer medisinstudier eller andre profesjonsstudier innen helsefag og komplementærmedisin, som  akupunktur og homøopati. Men studiet passer også for deg som ønsker å jobbe i helse- og omsorgssektoren, og oppnå et relevant kompetansebrev for dette.NB: Studiet er ikke første året av en lege/medisinutdanning. Dersom du skal studere medisin må du begynne på første året av det etter at du har fullført medisin grunnfag. Dersom du vil bli lege, og oppfyller kravene, kan du søke vårt 1+5 program som er en medisinutdanning.Medisin grunnfag gir 60 studiepoeng som kan telle som 2 tilleggspoeng dersom du søker høyere utdanning i Norge. ... [-]


University Expert In Emergency Care In Extreme Situations And Disasters

Formación Alcalá
Online Part time 3 - 7  September 2017 Spain Jaén

Number of hours and credits: 500 hours and 20 ECTS credits [+]

Courses in Medicine. - Number of hours and credits: 500 hours and 20 ECTS credits. - Duration: 3 months minimum and maximum 7 months from the date of enrollment - Mode: Material provided in book form by + Evaluation and Tutorials - Virtual Training Platform Alcalá. GOALS - Increase the effectiveness and quality-of-hospital emergency medical care. - Provide general and specific knowledge about patterns of action and treatment of health personnel in emergencies. - Evaluate the major signs and symptoms of urgent patient by primary survey of health workers. - Insist on the importance of learning in early detection of symptoms through the update on health education. - Effectively Sort the urgent demand by quick interview and distribution if necessary according to the situation of the structure and organization of primary care, the application of certain techniques of the medical profession. - Improve the allocation of costs, facilitate monitoring of processes, making comparisons intra- and interhospital possible, provide a more real information and greater adaptation process of clinical decision based on protocols. - Lead to a better and earlier diagnosis and treatment that will limit unnecessary testing and repeated emergency room visits and other specialists. - Using the theoretical concepts and knowledge of health care as a basis for decision-making in health practice BLS / A at outpatient level. - Develop skills and making decisions based on critical thinking, clinical judgment and skill acquisition for action in emergency situations. - Create and instill positive attitudes gestures survival healthcare professionals address individual emergencies that may occur during transport of critically ill patients. - Assess multidisciplinary urgent situations that may be susceptible to transport to hospital. [-]

Postgraduate Course in Tropical Medicine and International Health

Institute of Tropical Medicine
Campus Full time 5 months September 2017 Belgium Antwerp

The postgraduate course in Tropical Medicine and International Health provides health professionals with a broad and interdisciplinary training. [+]

Postgraduate Course in Tropical Medicine and International Health

 

The postgraduate course in Tropical Medicine and International Health provides health professionals with a broad and interdisciplinary training. It combines clinical and biomedical knowledge and skills with a systemic approach to health care organization and disease control. The broad perspective of international health policy and specific inputs from social sciences will help students grasp the complex picture of health and health care in low-resource settings. The integration of these different disciplines is a key feature of the programme.For most students, this course will be the start of a challenging career in international health, while for others, who already have experience working in low and middle income countries, it offers the broad perspective needed before specialising. Through its new flexible structure in two modules, students can register for the whole programme or for selected modules.... [-]


Medical Program

Olinda School
Campus Full time 4 weeks March 2017 Brazil Olinda

This course takes place throughout the year, except during the first half of January and the second half of July. The course lasts a minimum of four weeks and may be extended at the discretion of the student. [+]

Courses in Medicine. This course takes place throughout the year, except during the first half of January and the second half of July. The course lasts a minimum of four weeks and may be extended at the discretion of the student. The course includes two weeks of intensive Portuguese classes and lectures on health addressing tropical diseases, public health, the government’s Family Health Program (PSF) and the doctor-patient relationship. The goal of this program is to engage the student and help them understand the reality of public health in Brazil. For this reason the student will conduct a survey of the most common diseases in a number of different local communities, prepare and develop prevention workshops and produce a final report listing the difficulties faced by these communities when they need to access the public health system, specifically the PSF. Students will have the opportunity to work with the Instituto Solidare in Recife. In order for students to gain a broader understanding of the reality of Brazilian public health they will also work in a small town in the interior of Pernambuco, Panelas. Upon arrival, students will be entitled to transportation from the airport to their homestay. This course is divided into two parts. Part One: In the first two weeks, students will have four 50-minute group classes of Portuguese language instruction, every morning Monday through Friday. On two afternoons, the student will take classes in Tropical Diseases, Public Health, Introduction to the Family Health Program of the Federal Government and doctor-patient relationship. They will also visit the Instituto Solidare where they will receive training and be involved in conducting a survey of the most common diseases among the public in the communities served by the organization. Part Two: For the second part of the course students will work in the Instituto Solidare communities in Recife and Panelas. During this period they will deliver workshops, conduct the survey, finalize their reports and update the program Facebook page. Medical Program Schedule Week 1 Day 1 8:00-9:30h –Language placement test and orientation (general procedures) 9:30-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00h –School activity Day 2 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-15:00h –Workshop: Public health and definition of field activities (survey and mapping) Day 3 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare Day 4 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-15:00h –Workshop: Family health and doctor-patient relationship. Training in how to use survey of the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare Day 5 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare: Survey the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) Day 6 Weekend excursion Day 7 Free time Week 2 Day 8 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare: Survey the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation) Day 9 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-15:00h –Workshop: Tropical diseases Day 10 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare: Survey the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation) Day 11 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-15:00h –Workshop: Tropical diseases (continuation) Day 12 8:00-11:50h –Portuguese lessons 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Visit to the Instituto Solidare: Survey the most common diseases among the public served by the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation) Day 13 Weekend excursion Day 14 Free time Week 3 Day 15 8:00-11:50h –Visit to the institute Solidare: Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation) Day 16 8:00-11:50h –Visit to the institute Solidare: Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) (continuation) Day 17 8:00-11:50h –Visit to the institute Solidare: Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (ZEIS Cavaleiro) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h – Preparation of the community report Day 18 8:00h –Go to Instituto Solidare 10:00-12:00h –Travel to Panelas 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) Day 19 8:00-12:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation) Day 20 8:00-12:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation) Day 21 8:00-12:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Survey of the most common diseases among the public served by Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation) Week 4 Day 22 8:00-12:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (Panelas) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation) Day 23 8:00-12:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (Panelas) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-17:00h –Conduct workshops with the public in the Instituto Solidare (Panelas) (continuation) Day 24 8:00-12:00h –Preparation of the community report (Panelas) 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00-16:30h –Travel to Recife Day 25 8:00-11:50h –Visit to Portuguese Language School and evaluation of the program 12:00-13:00h –Lunch break 13:00h –Free time Day 26 Free time Day 27 Free time Day 28 Free time/Departure [-]