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Becoming a medical student can be a daunting prospect; university is a very different environment to school, with unique opportunities and challenges. Being a medical student will involve working harder than you've ever worked in your life – but chances are, it’ll also involve having more fun than you've ever had before. There are plenty of off-putting myths about being a medical student, but in reality it’s enjoyable, interesting and highly rewarding, especially in light of what you’re working towards. Here direct you to a link from Oxford University that will describe 12 things about being a medical student that we hope will reassure and excite you about the prospect of studying medicine.

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Essential Human Biology: Cells and Tissues Online Course

posted Jul 30, 2015, 6:38 AM by Dilan Rostam   [ updated Jul 30, 2015, 6:39 AM ]

An introduction to the human body's most fundamental building blocks and their behaviours in health and disease.
About this course

Are you preparing for a health-related career, or planning to study in the health sciences? Perhaps you're just keen to learn more about the wonders of the human body? Our bodies are amazing but complex biological machines. This course will provide you with an outstanding foundation of knowledge in human anatomy and physiology.
You will gain a broad understanding of the relationships between normal structure and function in human cells and tissues, both in health and disease. The properties of the four main types of tissue in the body - epithelial, connective, muscular and nervous - will also be clearly explained.
The course employs a variety of engaging learning methods, including short videos, animations, interactive activities and integrated quizzes to guide you through key concepts, and make learning relevant. 

What you'll learn
  • Knowledge of structure and function of human cells and tissues.
  • Understanding of basic human anatomy and physiology.
  • Preparation for study of health sciences and careers in health.

Please note these course are represented and linked for extra help for you. You can enrol 

Principles of Biochemistry by Harvard University

posted Jul 30, 2015, 6:27 AM by Dilan Rostam   [ updated Jul 30, 2015, 6:39 AM ]

This introduction to biochemistry explores the molecules of life, starting at simple building blocks and culminating in complex metabolism.
About this course

Principles of Biochemistry integrates an introduction to the structure of macromolecules and a biochemical approach to cellular function. Topics addressing protein function will include enzyme kinetics, the characterization of major metabolic pathways and their interconnection into tightly regulated networks, and the manipulation of enzymes and pathways with mutations or drugs. An exploration of simple cells (red blood cells) to more complex tissues (muscle and liver) will be used as a framework to discuss the progression in metabolic complexity. Learners will also develop problem solving and analytical skills that are more generally applicable to the life sciences.
HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more.

Image credit: PDB ID 2DN1, 2DN2

Image credit: PDB ID 2DN1, 2DN2

Park S-Y, Yokoyama T, Shibayama N, Shiro Y, Tame JRH (2006) 1.25 A resolution crystal structures of human haemoglobin in the oxy, deoxy and carbonmonoxy forms. J Mol Biol 360: 690–701.

What you'll learn
  • The structure and function of the chemical building blocks of life
  • How to navigate protein structures using PyMOL
  • The central role of enzymes in catalyzing the reactions of life
  • The primary metabolic pathways that power cells
  • The intricate mechanisms that regulate cellular metabolism
  • The integration of biochemical processes in the context of cells, tissues, and whole organisms

Meet the instructors

  • bio for Alain Viel

    Alain Viel

    Senior LecturerDepartment of Molecular and Cellular Biology at Harvard University

  • bio for Rachelle Gaudet

    Rachelle Gaudet

    Professor of Molecular and Cellular BiologyHarvard University

Please note these course are represented and linked for extra help for you. You can enrol 

Introduction to Urology online Course

posted Jul 30, 2015, 6:21 AM by Dilan Rostam   [ updated Jul 30, 2015, 6:28 AM ]

About this course

Urology is the clinical science of diseases within the genitourinary system of males and females. Anatomically it includes diseases in the upper urinary tract like the kidneys and ureters, the lower urinary tract like the urinary bladder and urethra, and the male inner and outer genitals like the prostate, testicles and the epididymis.
Many of the symptoms from these organs belong to the top 100 most common symptoms for which patients seek help. This course will set you on a path to a basic understanding of the most common symptoms from the genitourinary system.

You might think that urology merely is a surgical specialty but that opinion couldn’t be more wrong. Today urology is a speciality including numerous new and common non-surgical and pharmacotherapeutic alternatives. Our goal for participants taking this course is to gain knowledge and instill confidence in basic clinical reasoning within the urological field.
Please note these course are represented and linked for extra help for you. You can enrol 

What you'll learn
  • Investigations and treatment options for some of the most common diagnoses behind the symptoms:
  • Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) - Symptoms from the lower urinary tract like dysuria, incontinence, weak stream
  • Hematuria - blood in the urine
  • Pain and/or lumps in the scrotum
  • Erectile Dysfunction (ED) - a common condition strongly associated to quality of life in men AND women

Human Anatomy Online Course

posted Jul 30, 2015, 6:08 AM by Dilan Rostam   [ updated Jul 30, 2015, 6:28 AM ]

About this course

Human Anatomy is fundamental to every medical and healthcare professional. However, the science of anatomy and effects of stroke are also extremely useful to anyone interested in understanding more about the human body. In this 8-week course, you’ll gain an understanding of the basic concepts of anatomy and learn to ‘dissect’ the human body with a logical approach through a typical clinical case of stroke.

Please note these course are represented and linked for extra help for you. You can enrol

What you'll learn
  • Effects of stroke on the human body
  • Anatomy of relevant body systems at gross and histological levels
  • Services provided by allied health professionals for stroke patients
  • Relevant knowledge of anatomy for application of clinical procedure
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