Courses tagged with "Biology & Life Sciences" (9)

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Starts : 2013-02-25
97 votes
Coursera Free Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine

This course will discuss HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world including its history, science, and culture as well as developments in behavioral and biomedical prevention, experimental AIDS vaccines, and clinical care issues. The course will also include a discussion of the populations that are particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and a look at future challenges facing people infected and affected by the AIDS pandemic.

Starts : 2015-11-09
No votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine Physical & Earth Sciences

Explore current evidence linking climate change and public health while learning the fundamental co-benefits of climate change mitigation. Evaluate policies and interventions while gaining hands on experience communicating climate science and health to policy makers and the general public.

Starts : 2014-03-31
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FutureLearn Free Closed [?] Social Sciences Biology & Life Sciences Climate Change Energy & Earth Sciences Geology and Geophysics Humanities Physical & Earth Sciences

Making decisions about managing natural resources can be difficult; this course explores why fairness needs to be part of policy.

20 votes
Coursera Free Social Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Humanities Medicine

Learn about the ethical issues that arise when conducting human subjects research, as well as the history that grounds policies and debates in this area of biomedicine.

Starts : 2015-09-03
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edX Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences EdX History Humanities Science WellesleyX

As contemporary humans, we are a product of our evolutionary past. That past can be directly observed through the study of the human fossil record, the materials preserved for archaeological study, and the DNA of living and extinct human populations. This course will provide an overview of human evolutionary history from the present--contemporary human variation in a comparative context--through our last common ancestor with the living great apes, some 5-7 million years in the past. Emphasis will be placed on major evolutionary changes in the development of humans and the methodological approaches used by paleoanthropologists and related investigators to develop that knowledge.

The course will begin by asking basic questions about how evolution operates to shape biological variation and what patterns of variation look like in living humans and apes. We will then look at how the human lineage first began to differentiate from apes, the rise and fall of the Australopithecines, the origin and dispersal of the genus Homo, and eventually the radical evolutionary changes associated with the development of agricultural practices in the past 15,000 years. Throughout the course students will be exposed to the primary data, places and theories that shape our understanding of human evolution.

Starts : 2014-06-23
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Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Economics & Finance

Economics, psychology, and neuroscience are converging today into a unified discipline of Neuroeconomics with the ultimate aim of providing a single, general theory of human decision making. Neuroeconomics provides economists, psychologists and social scientists with a deeper understanding of how they make their own decisions, and how others decide.

Starts : 2014-02-03
15 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Social Sciences Spanish Biology & Life Sciences Humanities

Aprenderemos cómo podemos usar el pensamiento científico en la vida cotidiana para tomar mejores decisiones.

Starts : 2015-05-18
No votes
Coursera Free Social Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine Teacher Professional Development

The course will cover the basic guiding principles of the Clinical Psychology of Children and Young People and illustrate how theories of psychological development can be applied in understanding children and young people's mental health and well being within a wider societal and cultural context. We will also discuss current psychological models of prevention and treatment for Children and Young People.

Starts : 2012-09-24
89 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Humanities

This course teaches scientists to become more effective writers, using practical examples and exercises. Topics include: principles of good writing, tricks for writing faster and with less anxiety, the format of a scientific manuscript, and issues in publication and peer review.