Learn about the science behind the causes of human disease, and earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds
The Causes of Human Disease program consists of five short online courses that look at the science behind the causes of human disease. The program focuses on different types of human disease like infectious, cardiovascular and genetic diseases and cancer and explores how social determinants, nutrition and environmental factors influence our health.
Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, the five courses can be taken in any order, providing a flexible way to enhance your knowledge and demonstrate your continuing professional development (CPD).
Causes of Human Disease: Nutrition and Environment
Explore how what we eat and environmental factors such as toxins can be causes of disease on this free online healthcare course.
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Causes of Disease
Learn the epidemiological methods used to understand the causes of diseases and how social factors influence their development.
Causes of Human Disease: Transmitting and Fighting Infection
Learn how pathogens cause infectious diseases, how these diseases are transmitted and how our immune systems respond to infection.
Causes of Human Disease: Exploring Cancer and Genetic Disease
Explore how the unravelling of genetic code has led to a deeper understanding of genetic diseases and cancer.
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease
Explore normal cardiovascular function and risk factors associated with heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.