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Open2Study: Understanding Common Diseases

 with  Dr Kylie Mansfield and Associate Professor Lyndal Parker-Newlyn
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Understanding Common Diseases is designed for everyone who cares about their health or is interested in knowing more about how their body works. Over the course of the subject, you will hear from patients with four different diseases: high blood pressure, heartburn, diabetes and the common cold.
We have chosen these diseases as they all affect different body systems and occur commonly in the general public. We will be describing how patients experience the disease, the normal way the body system works and looking at how the disease affects function and how you and your doctor can best manage your health.

What will I learn?
  • Understanding of health and disease, its management and prevention
  • Understanding the ways in which the major body systems function including the cardiovascular system, the gastrointestinal tract and the respiratory tract
  • How blood pressure is normally regulated
  • How blood sugar levels are normally regulated
  • How the immune system responds to invasion of the respiratory tract by microorganisms
  • Recognise the signs and symptoms of high blood pressure, heartburn, diabetes, and common colds and flu
  • The principles of the treatment and management of high blood pressure, heartburn, diabetes, common cold and flu
Where could this lead me?

If you're wondering what your future could look like in this area, here are some potential careers you could head towards.

  • Doctor
  • Medical Scientist
  • Nurse
  • Medical Administrator
  • Health Promotion
  • Public Health Nutrition
  • Social Marketing for Health

Syllabus

MODULE 1: HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
   
MODULE 2: REFLUX
   
MODULE 3: DIABETES
   
MODULE 4: THE COMMON COLD
8 Student
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Cost Free Online Course
Provider Open2Study
Language English
Calendar 4 weeks long
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What are MOOCs?
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These are free online courses from universities around the world (eg. Stanford Harvard MIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
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How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you.  They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.

8 reviews for Open2Study's Understanding Common Diseases

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3 years ago
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Jason Galloway completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a great class. I took it only to get the information about diabetes, but I ended up enjoying the whole series. The instructors are likeable and the format of information delivery was good. I would have liked even more depth in the explanations, but it was still a very good overview of how these diseases work within human physiology.
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3 years ago
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Peter M Abraham completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
The instructors provided a very good foundation for understanding common diseases that can greatly impact everyday life. The classes included cases studies. I would recommend this class to anyone interested in healthcare as well as those interested in understanding common diseases.
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3 years ago
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Kristina Bogovic completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
Nice course, but could use a little slower presentation of the material. Sometimes the graphs are hard to read from and should be left longer on the screen.
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Gentiana completed this course and found the course difficulty to be medium.
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