Short Courses in Human Medicine

Human medicine is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the study of the human body and its health conditions, so that diseases can be treated and prevented properly. Human medicine is a health science follows the track set by biomedical research and is also connected to therapeutics, nosology, medical humanities, urgent care, pharmacogenomics, medical ethics and other fields.

The study of human health has been a sensitive subject even from ancient times, when traditional medicine developed. Techniques are constantly developing and discoveries that improve the treatment of diseases strongly influence medical practice. Students who enrol in a Bachelor’s degree in human medicine can focus on medical specialisations such as genetics, immunology, neuroscience, toxicology, nutrition sciences, anatomy and many others. These specializations are also available as Master’s degree courses and offer an in-depth study of different aspects of human health.

Graduates of human medicine have the prospects to become health professionals such as bioengineers, pharmacists, therapists, nurses or even laboratory scientists.

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Suggested Short Courses Programmes

Addiction Certificate Addiction
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 375 per year
  • International € 375 per year
  • 5 days

This Addiction course at Utrecht Summer School brings together experts from multiple disciplines in addiction research and addiction treatment. The participants will become familiarized with legal and cultural aspects of addiction, the prevalence of addiction, risk factors for addiction, neurobiological mechanisms of addiction and treatment strategies and challenges in addiction care.

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Disease and Therapy Certificate Disease and Therapy
  • Jun 2016
  • EEA € 100
  • International € 100
  • 1 months

The "Disease and Therapy" programme from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is addressed not only to students of Archaeology but also to the broader public, especially those with a particular interest in prehistoric/protohistoric times in broader eastern Mediterranean area.

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Human Reproduction Certificate Human Reproduction
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,200
  • International € 1,200
  • 252 days

The programme “Human Reproduction” from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is addressed to healthcare professionals (doctors, gynecologists, biologists, midwives, graduates of Universities, Technologic Foundations, Colleges) as well as graduates of medical and nursing schools, who wish to learn the principles and methods of investigation and treatment of infertile couples.

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Nanomedicine Certificate Nanomedicine
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 550 per module
  • International € 550 per module
  • 5 days

The Nanomedicine course is offered at Utrecht Summer School. Nanomedicine offers exciting prospects in diagnostics and therapeutics. In this course we address the opportunities but also the challenges in developing nanotechnological applications from laboratory to clinical application.

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Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Certificate Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
  • Jul 2016
  • EEA € 950 per module
  • International € 950 per module
  • 5 days

Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety course is offered at Utrecht Summer School and will cover key issues in pharmacoepidemiologic and drug safety research. Special topics include databases and molecular pharmacoepidemiology. Students will learn about the typical problems (e.g. confounding by indication, rare side effects) and approaches to deal with these problems in the practice of pharmacoepidemiology.

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Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us Short Course Medical Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths: What We Think We Know May Be Hurting Us
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

True or false: Eight glasses of water a day are mandatory for staying hydrated. Vitamin C protects you from catching a cold. Frequent snacking is the quickest way to bust your diet. Natural foods are always better for you. You hear advice like this all the time. But what do these four nuggets of so-called medical wisdom have in common? They're all myths, half-truths, and misconceptions—pieces of information so familiar we take them for granted without truly considering the scientific truth behind them.

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Options in History of Science Short Course Options in History of Science
  • Jun 2016
  • National $ 2,950
  • International $ 2,950
  • Not specified

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in History of Science, such as Self and Society: ''A Cultural History of Psychology'', ''Making Modern Medicine in America: A History, from 1800 to the Present'' and ''Art and Science from the Fifteenth to the Twentieth Centuries''.

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What Science Knows about Cancer Short Course What Science Knows about Cancer
  • Any time
  • National $ 214 per module
  • International $ 214 per module
  • Not specified

Few global challenges touch humanity with as much immediacy or ubiquity as cancer. Over the course of their lifetime, one in three people in North America, Europe, and Australia will develop a malignancy, and in the United States alone, the direct and indirect costs of cancer amount to billions of dollars a year. The sad truth is that almost every family in the Western world will be affected by cancer at some point in their lives.

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History of Medicine (Online) Certificate History of Medicine (Online)
  • Jan 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • EEA £ 125 per year
  • International £ 155 per year
  • 1 months

Focusing on the key turning points in the history of western medicine e.g. the advent of hospitals, the role of public health, the rise of biomedical research, this course offers insights into medicine’s past, asks what has shaped contemporary medicine and how do people study it.

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Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine Certificate Stem cells and Regenerative Medicine
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 300
  • International € 300
  • 70 days

This e-­learning programme in Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens is open to suitably qualified Greek and International graduates, holding at least a Degree in Medicine, Biology, Biochemistry or related fields.

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The Intelligent Brain Short Course The Intelligent Brain
  • Any time
  • National $ 199 per module
  • International $ 199 per module
  • Not specified

Dr. Richard J. Haier is Professor Emeritus in the School of Medicine at the University of California.

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