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Online Course

Causes of Human Disease: Exploring Cancer and Genetic Disease

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
  • Certificate $74 Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Duration 2 weeks long
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Overview

Understand the role of genes in cancer and genetic disease

It’s widely known that some diseases run in families. The discovery of the structure of DNA and the unravelling of the genetic code has led to a deeper understanding of such diseases. We now know more about the genetic basis of cancer and how cancer cells are formed and reproduce. On this course you’ll explore the structure of DNA, its processes and learn how genetic disease results from DNA alterations. You’ll look closely at the nature of these changes, causes and risk factors – this is vital in the case of cancer, as prevention has proved to be an effective way of managing this disease.

The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the science behind causes of human disease. No previous knowledge or experience is required. If you are working in nursing, healthcare or social care, or just wish to learn more, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.

Taught by

Phil Burns

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Excellant course. Well detailed and informed. Brief notes, great diagrams and great courses. I'd definitely recommend this course to any student studying any course related to biomedical science/biological science. Future Learnn is really a really useful website for students who wantto gather extra resources and further their revision on our course. I use courses like this to bolster my revision.

I rated this course a 5 star due to the clear facts that the course was very smooth and organised, the people running these courses definetly have the students at their best interest as there's no unnecessary paid for courses.
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I‘m a radiologist working in China right now. I really get a lot from this course even though I

haven't completely understood all of the details due to my poor English and my limited relating knowledge。I suppose I understand 75 percent of the course content。I cant say enough thanks to all the contributors for this fabulous course,special thanks to those who articulated in the teaching vedios,they enunciated everything in a proper speaking speed,that's extremely important for us non-native speakers of English to catch up。Great learning experience!
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I found part one more difficult to grasp as it contained sone new information for mewhich was very interesting. It was good revision and learning for me as a physiotherapist.
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I am a retired pharmacist and took this just for personal interest. It was very complex but very interesting.

Thank you.
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