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

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Starts : 2014-07-14
30 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Business English Artificial Intelligence Arts Audio Biology & Life Sciences Business & Management Chemistry

Let’s make history together - again! 让我们再一次创造历史!

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.

Starts : 2016-03-07
No votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Food and Nutrition

With the world's first MOOOOO-C, you will gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of all aspects of dairy management such as genetics, nutrition, reproduction, animal health, farm economics, and sustainability of dairy production systems. There's something here for everyone whether you are just looking for the basics or have years of experience in the dairy industry.

Starts : 2016-02-08
No votes
Coursera Free English Biology & Life Sciences Education Health & Society Humanities Medicine Teacher Professional Development

If you want to know more about deafness in low and middle income countries this MOOC is for you. It is primarily aimed at those working as health or education professionals, government officials, support workers, NGOs and anyone with a family or personal interest in deafness. It aims to improve knowledge and understanding of this topic.

Starts : 2016-01-11
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Data Analysis & Statistics EdX Medicine University of TorontoX

This global health and life sciences course enables learners to investigate health problems affecting large populations – the whole world in fact! By understanding the big numbers in global mortality and their causes and distributions you will learn how to think numerically about global health. We will use real data from real people to ask the questions: What are the major causes of death in the world? Why do we need cause of death statistics? How does counting the dead help the living?
 
We begin with a historical perspective on global mortality and end with a hopeful look toward future trends. In between, you will learn about how death prior to old age can be avoided, worldwide mortality rates, and specific diseases such as HIV, malaria, childhood conditions, chronic diseases, and risk factors such as smoking. This course will help you use population statistics to understand how rapid gains in health are possible.

Starts : 2017-05-02
No votes
edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Business & Management Chemistry Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance

This overview course is designed to show new students how to take a course on edx.org. You will learn how to navigate the edX platform and complete your first course! From there, we will help you get started choosing the course that best fits your interests, needs, and dreams.

Starts : 2017-05-19
No votes
edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics EdX GeorgetownX Medicine

With the continuous generation of massive amounts of biomedical data on a daily basis, whether from research laboratories or clinical labs, we need to improve our ability to understand and analyze the data in order to take full advantage of its power in scientific discoveries and patient care. For non-bioinformaticians, “handling” big data remains a daunting task. This course was designed to facilitate the understanding, analysis, and interpretation of biomedical big data to those in the biomedical field with limited or no significant experience in bioinformatics. The goal of this course is to “demystify” the process of analyzing biomedical big data through a series of lectures and online hands-on training sessions and demos. You will learn how to use publicly available online resources and tools for genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic data analysis, as well as other analytic tools and online resources. This course is funded by a research grant from the US National Institutes of Health (NIH)-Big Data to Knowledge (BD2K) Initiative.

Starts : 2015-04-13
31 votes
Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine

Diabetes is a growing health problem in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes. All provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research.

Starts : 2016-01-04
No votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Physical & Earth Sciences

Dino 101: Dinosaur Paleobiology is a 12-lesson course teaching a comprehensive overview of non-avian dinosaurs. Topics covered: anatomy, eating, locomotion, growth, environmental and behavioral adaptations, origins and extinction. Lessons are delivered from museums, fossil-preparation labs and dig sites. Estimated workload: 3-5 hrs/week.

Starts : 2017-02-08
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Energy & Earth Sciences HKUx

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in the world of dinosaurs? Yes? Well here’s your chance!

Using the Late Cretaceous fossil site of Erlian, China as an example, we bring you to the Gobi desert, as well as leading international museums and institutions to find out how we reconstruct dinosaur ecosystems.

This biology and life science course will focus on the knowledge we can gain from studying animals and plants. You will learn about a dinosaur’s biology including their appearance, classification and diet. We will take a close look at the mostly meat eating theropod dinosaurs, as well as the main plant eating dinosaurs, the sauropodomorphs and ornithischians. At the end of the course, you will learn how palaeontologists use fossil and modern evidence to reconstruct dinosaurs and their ecosystems.

The course is brought to life with the help of award-winning palaeoartist Julius T. Csotonyi and is led by HKU’s vertebrate palaeontologist Dr Michael Pittman in collaboration with his esteemed colleague Professor Xu Xing of the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Beijing. A range of guests from around the World will also share their expertise during the course.

想体验一下活在恐龙世界里是怎样吗? 

参加我们的免费网上学习课程,感受与恐龙同行的震撼! 以中国二连浩特白垩纪晚期的化石地层作为一个例子,我们将带您来到戈壁沙漠、著名国际博物馆及研究所去探究我们如何重建恐龙的生态系统。 此生物及生命科学课程着重于研究动物和植物。您将会认到识恐龙生物学,包括恐龙的外观、分类和食物。我们将关注近乎全肉食性的兽脚类恐龙,以及主要的草食性恐龙、蜥脚形亚目和鸟臀目恐龙。在本课程的末段,您将会了解到古生物学家如何运用化石和现代的证据来重建恐龙和它们的生态系统。 本课程有赖屡获殊荣的古生物复原画家Julius T. Csotonyi的帮助才得以面世,并由香港大学古脊椎动物学家文嘉棋博士及北京古脊椎动物与古人类研究所徐星教授共同领导。世界各地不同领域的专家也将在本课程中分享他们的专业知识。

想體驗一下活在恐龍世界裡是怎樣嗎? 

參加我們的免費網上學習課程,感受與恐龍同行的震撼! 以中國二連浩特白堊紀晚期的化石地層作為一個例子, 我們將帶您來到戈壁沙漠、著名國際博物館及研究所去探究我們如何重建恐龍的生態系統。此生物及生命科學課程著重於研究動物和植物。您將會認到識恐龍生物學,包括恐龍的外觀、分類和食物。我們將關注近乎全肉食性的獸腳類恐龍,以及主要的草食性恐龍、蜥腳形亞目和鳥臀目恐龍。在本課程的末段, 您將會了解到古生物學家如何運用化石和現代的證據來重建恐龍和牠們的生態系統。本課程有賴屢獲殊榮的古生物復原畫家Julius T. Csotonyi的幫助才得以面世,並由香港大學古脊椎動物學家文嘉棋博士及北京古脊椎動物與古人類研究所徐星教授共同領導。世界各地不同領域的專家也將在本課程中分享他們的專業知識。

Starts : 2014-06-30
No votes
Iversity Free Closed [?] Life Sciences English Biology Biology & Life Sciences College Biology Human biology Science

DNA stores our genetic information and many diseases are caused by changes in its sequences. We will first learn about the basics of DNA and then find out how it allows for the development of diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.

Starts : 2016-08-01
No votes
edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Chemistry EdX Physics SNUx

In this chemistry course, you will learn about “Life in the Universe." We will explore DNA as genetic material and atoms as the building blocks of life. We will discuss the discovery and key features of the double helical structure of DNA and the chemical principles behind the sugar-phosphate backbone and hydrogen bonding in the base pairs will be emphasized. We will also discuss identification DNA as genetic material.

At the end of the course, you will learn how and why atoms are bonded to make molecules such as DNA and the discovery of argon will be used to explain the valency and reactivity of different elements based on the periodic table.

To help learners better understand the material, we will be referencing Nobel lectures and scientific papers such as:

  • Watson and Crick’s 1953 paper in Nature
  • Rayleigh’s 1904 Nobel Lecture on the discovery of argon
  • The 1944 paper in J. Experimental Medicine by Avery, MacLeod, and McCarty
  • Perrin’s 1928 Nobel Lecture

Starts : 2017-05-31
No votes
edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Computer Science EdX UMUC USMx

Gene sequences and the rest of the genome play an important role in determining how an organism functions normally and reacts when situations change. DNA sequences can also be used to determine relationships between organisms and form the underpinnings of the Tree of Life.

Since DNA sequences play such an important role in any organism it should not be surprising that any changes to a sequence could lead to alterations in behavior or response. For example, a small number of specific changes in DNA sequence have been shown to lead to tumor development in mammals or the production of enzymes with altered properties.

One of the jobs of a bioinformatician is to help determine where these changes are in a DNA sequence and sort out in that context what effects may result, which is usually done by aligning the sequences in question.

In this course, part of the Bioinformatics MicroMasters program, you will learn about the theory and algorithms behind DNA alignments, practice doing alignments manually, and then perform more complicated alignments using web and software based approaches.

Starts : 2016-03-08
No votes
edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX RiceX

DNA: Biology’s Genetic Code explores DNA structure, packaging, replication, and manipulation.

DNA encodes our genetic information and is passed on within cells to maintain living organisms and produce the next generation. In this biology course you will learn how the recognition of DNA as the genetic material and the ensuing identification of its structure and coding mechanism was both a revolutionary and foundational discovery. These discoveries led to transformational integration across the biological sciences with a common understanding of this fundamental unit of life!

The course utilizes video lectures, research articles, case studies, and molecular models to convey information. The course grade will be based on questions with each video lecture, quizzes, homework, and a final exam. 

Starts : 2016-05-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English ASUx Biology & Life Sciences EdX Social Sciences

Oddly enough, the contribution of behavioral science to helping people deal with dog behavioral problems and train dogs has only been modest. In this course, we will explore modern approaches to dog behavioral problems and training that incorporate the latest findings from behavioral science.

We will cover the use of behavioral functional analysis to:

  • uncover the causes of undesired behavior
  • explore just what it is about humans that dogs find reinforcing
  • critically evaluate different approaches to dog training
  • survey the use of temperament tests to assess the suitability of dogs for different roles

This course is part of the Dog Behavior and Cognition XSeries.

This course is approved for CEUs by the following organizations:

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 6 CEUs for behavior consultants. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (7 CEUs) and Dog Perception and Cognition (7.5 CEUs).
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 5.375 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (6.125 CEUs) and Dog Perception and Cognition (6.5 CEUs).
  • Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) for Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 3.0 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (3.5 CEUs) and Dog Perception and Cognition (3.5 CEUs).

Starts : 2016-03-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English ASUx Biology & Life Sciences EdX Social Sciences

The origin of dogs is shrouded in mystery. In this course, you will learn how to interpret the often contradictory ideas about how, why, where and when dogs arose.

Geneticists, archaeologists, anthropologists and behavioral scientists offer a variety of often opposing ideas about how dogs—the first domesticated species—arose. Some place the origin of dogs over 100,000 years ago; others place the start of dogs just 12,000 years ago. Claims for the location of the origin of dogs range from China to Europe and many places in between. Diverse scholars have suggested dogs arose as trash scavengers or as hunters’ helpers.

This course will provide you with the tools you need to find your own way through the confusing claims about the origin of dogs.

This course is part of the Dog Behavior and Cognition XSeries. 

No previous knowledge of any of the sciences contributing to the origins of dogs is assumed. Form your own assessment of the mysterious origins of “man’s best friend.”

This course is approved for CEUs by the following organizations:

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 7 CEUs for behavior consultants. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Perception and Cognition (7.5 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (6 CEUs).
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 6.125 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Perception and Cognition (6.5 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (5.375 CEUs).
  • Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) for Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 3.5 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Perception and Cognition (3.5 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (3 CEUs).

Starts : 2016-04-01
No votes
edX Free Closed [?] English ASUx Biology & Life Sciences EdX Social Sciences

The world as it presents itself to dogs is not the same as the world humans experience. While dogs are far from blind, the experience of smell and sound plays a far more important role in their lives than ours.

In this course, you will learn how dogs think and comprehend the world around them. You will learn how simple relationships between objects like strings and tubes are completely incomprehensible to dogs, but social relationships are powerfully salient to both species.

This course is part of the Dog Behavior and Cognition XSeries. 

This course is approved for CEUs by the following organizations:

  • Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 7.5 CEUs for behavior consultants. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (7 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (6 CEUs).
  • International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 6.5 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (6.125 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (5.375 CEUs).
  • Pet Professional Accreditation Board (PPAB) for Pet Professional Guild (PPG)
    • Students who pass will receive a certificate for a total of 3.5 CEUs. Additional CEUs are available by taking the remaining two courses in the series: Dog Origins (3.5 CEUs) and Dog Behavior: Problems and Solutions (3 CEUs).

Starts : 2017-06-28
No votes
edX Free Closed [?] English Art & Culture Biology & Life Sciences EdX Environmental Studies NewcastleX

Whether an aspiring scientific or medical illustrator or someone who enjoys drawing nature’s wonders, this first-of-its-kind MOOC course is for you.

The field of Natural History Illustration is about observing and illustrating subjects from nature, science and culture, with their linkages to the environment being central.

Our natural world is a fascinating place. Being able to observe and replicate it through illustration provides insights into life that can change how we think about ourselves and our surroundings.

You will learn essential skills and techniques that form the base for creating accurate and stunning replications of subjects from the natural world. This art and culture course is suitable for people looking to enter the illustration discipline as a serious pursuit or just looking to explore a passion.

As world-standard instructors, we will show you practical ways to develop your skills from the outset. Step by step, we will cover the fundamentals of Natural History Illustration, from the first observation of a subject in the field to the final replication in the studio.

This online course will teach you enduring skills that can be used in many different ways. Join us to explore, observe and draw the natural world and become part of a scientific tradition steeped in history.

Starts : 2014-10-03
28 votes
Coursera Free Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Medicine

Students will learn the process of drug discovery and development through specific examples of case studies to better understand the issues facing the challenges of delivering a new drug on the market. At the completion of this course you will be able to have a better understanding of how a small or large molecule becomes a pharmaceutical drug.

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.