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Liver Transplant: the Ins and Outs

University of Birmingham via FutureLearn

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  • Provider FutureLearn
  • Subject Health Care
  • $ Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Finished
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Effort 3 hours a week
  • Start Date
  • Duration 3 weeks long

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Overview

Learn about the fascinating field of liver transplantation

This course covers the history of liver transplantation, from early experiments in the late 1960s to exciting new technological advances in organ preservation happening today. You will find out why there is such an increasing global need for liver transplants, and look at the science behind the operation and the drugs used to prevent organ rejection. We will discuss the unique biology of the liver, explaining how one donor organ can help two patients in need, and how some people can eventually manage without any anti-rejection medication.

The course will be of interest to anyone who is captivated by human biology, transplantation, surgery or your immune system.

Taught by

Patricia Lalor and Zania Stamataki

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Margaret D
4.0 3 years ago
by Margaret completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
Very interesting for anybody who would like to know more about why people need liver transplants and what the process involves with a lot of useful input from people who have had transplants or are waiting for one.

Some previous knowledge of basic human biology would be a help to those taking this course.
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