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Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Causes of Disease

University of Leeds via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Disease & Disorders
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 4 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 2 weeks long

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Overview

Discover epidemiology: the study of diseases.

What causes human disease? Why do some people get a disease but others don’t? Through this course, you’ll learn how epidemiologists are helping to find answers to these complex questions and how the health of a population is measured and analysed. By looking at stimulating case studies, you’ll explore how the social determinants of health contribute to human disease and how health inequalities exist. You will then look at health inequalities across the globe and investigate how and why different socioeconomic factors determine human health.

The course is suitable for anyone with a general interest in the science behind causes of human disease. No previous knowledge or experience is required. If you are working in nursing, healthcare or social care, or just wish to learn more, this course is designed to support you as a professional. By completing all aspects of the course you will have achieved 14 hours of CPD time.

Taught by

Tracey Farragher

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I enjoyed this course. Good content, clearly presented with lots of work for students.

Before I started, I had not appreciated the technical level, and found it too advanced for my (dilettante-ish) interest.

My fault I know and no criticism of the course.
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