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Understanding the Body

University of Aberdeen via FutureLearn Program


The Understanding the Body program consists of three short online courses that look at the workings of the human body. The program focuses on the different structures, components and systems that work together to keep us alive and healthy.

Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, the three courses can be taken in any order, although it’s recommended that you start with the What is the Body? course.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: What Is the Body?
-Get an introduction to the different structures and functions that make up the human body.

Course 2: What Drives the Body?
-Get an introduction to the different components and systems in the body that keep us alive and healthy.

Course 3: How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?
-Get an introduction to the basics of molecular biology, and how DNA code works.


Taught by

Lynsey Christie and Kirsty Kiezebrink

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