Courses tagged with "Biology & Life Sciences" (299)

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Starts : 2015-01-05
126 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Medicine

In this course, students learn to recognize and to apply the basic concepts that govern integrated body function (as an intact organism) in the body's nine organ systems.

Starts : 2015-06-01
119 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences

This course will help you understand the remarkable behaviors of wild animals from an evolutionary perspective.  [Image: Peacock spider. Photo by Jürgen Otto, Manakin bird footage (Ex-Riddle of the Sexes) reproduced with permission, courtesy of BBC Worldwide Ltd]

Starts : 2014-09-02
117 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences

An introduction to current concepts of how cellular molecules come together to form systems, how these systems exhibit emergent properties, and how these properties are used to make cellular decisions.

Starts : 2013-03-31
117 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences

You will become intimately acquainted with the operational principles of neuronal “life-ware” (synapses, neurons and the networks that they form) as well as with recent ideas about how the dynamics of these networks generate the “neuronal code.” As an aperitif we will highlight present brain-excitements and for dessert we will discuss the future of brain research

Starts : 2015-01-05
117 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Computer Sciences English Artificial Intelligence Biology & Life Sciences Computer Science Computer Science Information Software Engineering

An introduction to data integration and statistical methods used in contemporary Systems Biology, Bioinformatics and Systems Pharmacology research.

Starts : 2015-06-29
115 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Medicine

Each mammalian cell has the same genes, yet performs distinct functions. This is achieved by epigenetic control of gene expression; the switching on and switching off of genes. This course will cover the principles of epigenetic control of gene expression, how epigenetic control contributes to cellular differentiation and development, and how it goes wrong in disease.

Starts : 2015-01-12
112 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology Biology & Life Sciences College Biology Human biology Physics Science

Learn about the origin and evolution of life and the search for life beyond the Earth.

Starts : 2013-09-30
110 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Climate Change Energy & Earth Sciences Geology and Geophysics Humanities Physical & Earth Sciences

Climate Literacy tackles the scientific and socio-political dimensions of climate change. This course introduces the basics of the climate system, models and predictions, human and natural impacts, mitigative and adaptive responses, and the evolution of climate policy.

Starts : 2014-09-05
110 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society

This college-level course gives students a thorough understanding of gene function, and enables them to apply this understanding to real-world issues, both personal and societal. This is Part 1 of a two-part course; Part 2 focuses on the study of of how genes and traits are inherited.

Starts : 2015-01-01
109 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Teacher Professional Development

A whirlwind introduction to evolution and genetics, from basic principles to current applications, including how disease genes are mapped, areas or research in evolutionary genetics, and how we leverage evolutionary concepts to aid humanity.

Starts : 2014-03-14
109 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Food and Nutrition

This course will introduce you to some of the science behind food preparation, cooking methods, and generally, the enjoyment of food. The ultimate goal is to inspire you to apply scientific principles in your everyday cooking, including the principles of manipulating the human perception of food.

Starts : 2013-09-30
107 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences

Each of our cells contains nearly identical copies of our genome, which provides instructions that allow us to develop and function. This course serves as an introduction to the main laboratory and theoretical aspects of genomics and is divided into themes: genomes, genetics, functional genomics, systems biology, single cell approaches, proteomics, and applications.

Starts : 2015-01-19
103 votes
Coursera Free Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Energy & Earth Sciences Health & Society

In this course you will develop and enhance your ability to think critically, assess information and develop reasoned arguments in the context of the global challenges facing society today.

102 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Medicine

This course will survey fundamental principles of cognitive and behavioral neurology. The emphasis of the course will be on the neural mechanisms underlying aspects of cognition and on diseases that affect intellect and behavior. No prior background in neurology, medicine, or neuroscience is required.

Starts : 2014-01-04
102 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Medicine

The neuroscience of drugs for therapy, for prevention, and for recreation.  Drug addiction and drug abuse. You’ll learn the prospects for new generations of medications in neurology, psychiatry, aging, and treatment of substance abuse.

Starts : 2014-08-24
102 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences

Through this class you should be able to explain basic concepts in cellular and molecular biology using correct terminology, as well as develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills that can be applied to all of your studies of biology.

Starts : 2015-07-13
99 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Computer Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Mathematics Statistics and Data Analysis

This class presents the fundamental probability and statistical concepts used in elementary data analysis. It will be taught at an introductory level for students with junior or senior college-level mathematical training including a working knowledge of calculus. A small amount of linear algebra and programming are useful for the class, but not required.

Starts : 2016-01-04
97 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Medicine Teacher Professional Development

Explore the structure and function of the human central nervous system. Learn why knowledge of human neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neural plasticity, and new discovery in the brain sciences matters for clinical practice in the health professions.

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 : 2014-09-15
97 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Food and Nutrition

This seven week course will explore nutrition concepts that take center stage in mainstream media outlets and become conversation topics among consumers interested in food choice as it relates to optimal health and physical performance.

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