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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 different human body parts and their functions, from organ systems to cell structure and tissues.

Course 2: What Drives the Body?
-Discover the crucial components and systems in the human body that keep us alive and healthy.

Course 3: How Does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?
-How does DNA work? Gain a fascinating introduction to the basics of molecular biology and how DNA code actually works.


Taught by

Lynsey Christie and Kirsty Kiezebrink


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