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Learn more about studies and science through these MOOCs

Tara Haelle, AHCJ's core topic leader on medical studies, recently wrote about Massive Online Open Courses (MOOCs) as a great way for journalists to sharpen some skills and learn some new ones. 

The list of available and relevant MOOCs was too long to include in that blog post, so here is a list to supplement what Haelle mentioned in the post.

Immunology and the immune system

Fundamentals of Immunology: Death by Friendly Fire — Rice University

The Immune System: New Developments in Research - Part 1 — Osaka University

Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, VaccinesIsrael X (A national consortium of higher education institutions in Israel, including  Technion, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University, Haifa University, Bar-Ilan University, the Holon Institute of Technology and Shenkar College)

Environmental health and chemical exposures

Air Pollution – a Global Threat to our Health — University of Copenhagen, Denmark

The Biology of Water and Health – Fundamentals — Tufts University

Chemicals and Health — Johns Hopkins University

Toxicology 21: Scientific Applications — Johns Hopkins University

Infectious disease, vaccines and antibiotic resistance

AIDS: Fear and Hope — University of Michigan

Antimicrobial Resistance - Theory and Methods — Technical University of Denmark

Ebola: Essential Knowledge for Health Professionals — University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University

Ebola Virus Disease: An Evolving Epidemic — Emory University

Epidemics — The University of Hong Kong

Epidemics - the Dynamics of Infectious Diseases — The Pennsylvania State University

Epidemics, Pandemics and Outbreaks — University of Pittsburgh

Fighting HIV with Antiretroviral Therapy: Implementing the Treat-All Approach — Columbia University, New York

In the footsteps of Zika… approaching the unknown — University of Geneva

PrEParing: PrEP for Providers and Patients — Johns Hopkins University

Tropical Parasitology: Protozoans, Worms, Vectors and Human Diseases — Duke University and Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College

Viruses & How to Beat Them: Cells, Immunity, VaccinesIsrael X (A national consortium of higher education institutions in Israel, including  Technion, Tel Aviv University, Ben-Gurion University, Haifa University, Bar-Ilan University, the Holon Institute of Technology and Shenkar College)

Genetics and precision medicine

Case Studies in Personalized Medicine — Vanderbilt University

Epigenetic Control of Gene Expression — The University of Melbourne, Australia

From Disease to Genes and Back — Novosibirsk State University

Genes and the Human Condition (From Behavior to Biotechnology) — University of Maryland, College Park

Genomic and Precision Medicine — University of California, San Francisco

Genomics: Decoding the Universal Language of Life — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Introduction to Biology - The Secret of Life — MIT

Molecular Biology – Part 2: Transcription and Transposition — MIT

Global public health

The Challenges of Global Health — Duke University

The Challenges of Global Poverty — MIT

Death 101: Shaping the Future of Global Health — University of Toronto

Disease Screening in Public Health — University of Lausanne, University of Geneva

Epidemiology in Public Health Practice — Johns Hopkins University

Essentials of Global Health — Yale University

Foundations of Public Health (a 7-course specialization) — Johns Hopkins University

Global Health – The Lessons of Ebola — University of Maryland Baltimore

Global Adolescent Health — The University of Melbourne, Australia 

Global Health: An Interdisciplinary Overview — University of Geneva

Global Health at the Human-Animal-Ecosystem Interface — University of Geneva

Health in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies — Emory University

Healthcare in India: Strategic Perspectives — Indian Institute of Management Bangalore

An Introduction to Global Health — University of Copenhagen, Denmark

An Introduction to Global Health — Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Readings in Global Health — Harvard University

Systems Thinking In Public Health — Johns Hopkins University

Women’s health and pregnancy

Childbirth: A Global Perspective — Emory University

Integrated Health Management Strategies for Menopause — Peking Universty

Lactation Biology — University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Nutrition and Lifestyle in Pregnancy — Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Munich, Germany

Food and nutrition

The Meat We Eat — University of Florida

Nutrition and Health: Human Microbiome — Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Gut Check: Exploring Your Microbiome — University of Colorado Boulder, University of Colorado System, University of California, San Diego

An Introduction to the U.S. Food System: Perspectives from Public Health — Johns Hopkins University

Stanford Introduction to Food and Health — Stanford University

Sustainable Food Security: Crop Production — Wageningen University and Research, Netherlands

Unravelling solutions for Future Food problems — Utrecht University, Netherlands

Aging and geriatrics

Healthy Ageing in 6 Steps. Let your environment do the work — TU Delft, Netherlands

Rethinking Ageing: Are we prepared to live longer? — University of Melbourne, Australia

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: A Molecular and Genetic Approach — University of Texas San Antonio

Neuroscience and neurology

From Brain to Symptom – Introduction to Neuroscientific Psychiatry — Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Introduction to Clinical Neurology — UCSF

Neural Networks and Deep Learning (AI) — deeplearning.ai

Simulation Neuroscience — École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, France

Sleep: Neurobiology, Medicine, and Society — University of Michigan

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease: A Molecular and Genetic Approach — University of Texas San Antonio

Psychiatry and mental health

The Addicted Brain — Emory University

Foundations of Positive Psychology Specialization (5-course specialization) — University of Pennsylvania

Introduction to Psychology — University of Toronto

Major Depression in the Population: A Public Health Approach — Johns Hopkins University

Positive Psychiatry and Mental Health — The University of Sydney, Australia

The Social Context of Mental Health and Illness — University of Toronto

Oral health

Introduction to Dental Medicine — University of Pennsylvania

Materials in Oral Health — The University of Hong Kong

The Oral Cavity: Portal to Health and Disease — University of Pennsylvania

Overall health, wellness, lifestyle and parenting

Chronic Disease Treatment with Lifestyle Medicine — Doane University, Nebraska

Everyday Parenting: The ABCs of Child Rearing — Yale University

Lifestyle Medicine Core Principles — Doane University, Nebraska

Science of Exercise — University of Colorado Boulder

The Science of Well-Being — Yale University

Cancer/oncology

HPV-Associated Oral and Throat Cancer: What You Need to Know — Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Introduction to Breast Cancer — Yale University

Introduction to the Biology of Cancer — Johns Hopkins University

Understanding Prostate Cancer — Johns Hopkins University

Understanding Cancer Metastasis — Johns Hopkins University

LGBTQ health

AIDS: Fear and Hope — University of Michigan

Fighting HIV with Antiretroviral Therapy: Implementing the Treat-All Approach — Columbia University, New York

Health Across the Gender Spectrum — Stanford University

PrEParing: PrEP for Providers and Patients — Johns Hopkins University

Diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular disease

Diabetes – the Essential Facts — The University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Diabetes - a Global Challenge — University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Easing the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease — The University of Sydney, Australia

Biology, microbiology and misc. physiology

Cell Biology: Mitochondria — Harvard University

Essential Human Biology: Cells and Tissues — The University of Adelaide, Australia

The Extremes of Life: Microbes and Their Diversity — Kyoto University

Introduction to Urology — Karolinska Institutet, Sweden

Introduction to Reproduction — Northwestern University 

Organ Donation: From Death to Life — University of Cape Town

Healthcare delivery, business and ethics

Bioethics: The Law, Medicine, and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics — Harvard University

Fixing Healthcare Delivery — University of Florida

Healthcare Marketplace Specialization (5-course specialization) — University of Minnesota

Healthcare Marketplace — University of Minnesota

The Science of Health Care Delivery — Arizona State University