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Introduction to Common Medical Conditions


Introduction to Common Medical Conditions

Introduction to Common Medical Conditions

Learn more about common medical conditions that affect millions of people around the world.


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Course Description

Advances in medicine are occurring all the time and medical and scientific research continues to reveal both how the human body functions normally and what happens during a diseased state. This free online medical course discusses some of the most common medical conditions and is an overview for the average lay person who wishes to find out more about these medical conditions.
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The course examines topics such as cancer, meningitis and how our endocrine system works. It also reviews aspects of diabetes, spinal injuries and much more. The course gives an insight into how the body works and how medical professionals diagnose ailments or injuries. This course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to know more about the basic physiology of human body, and about common medical conditions.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes: - Understanding the human physiology; - Causes of heart attack and heart failure; - Review how the Endocrine system works; - Discuss how cancer can be initiated, spreads and how it works; - Examine the symptoms of childhood meningitis.


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Module Title
Module 1: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions
Module 2: Common Medical Conditions Assessment

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Course Title Introduction to Common Medical Conditions
Course # 437
Course Publisher Khan Academy
Course Category 13
Content Origin
Course Description  Advances in medicine are occurring all the time and medical and scientific research continues to reveal both how the human body functions normally and what happens during a diseased state. This free online medical course discusses some of the most common medical conditions and is an overview for the average lay person who wishes to find out more about these medical conditions. The course examines topics such as cancer, meningitis and how our endocrine system works. It also reviews aspects of diabetes, spinal injuries and much more. The course gives an insight into how the body works and how medical professionals diagnose ailments or injuries. This course will be of great interest to all learners who would like to know more about the basic physiology of human body, and about common medical conditions.
License  This course is available from Khan Academy OpenCourseWare through the following Creative Commons licence:
Creative Commons License
Release Date 01 June 2012
   
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Course Duration (Avg Learner) 3-4 Hours
Video/Audio High
Audio Only High
Animation None
Assessments Yes
 
Education Level
Age appropriateness 18+ Years
Minimum Grade/Class Level Higher High Secondary School
 
Validation Level 5
ALISON Testing Yes
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PDF Download Yes
Parchment Yes
Framed Certification Yes
   
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  • Lisa Hunter United Kingdom the course was very interesting and i enjoyed reading about the general medical conditions. 2014-09-18 18:09:12
  • Timothy Goliger United States of America it was a great course 2014-08-24 02:08:21
  • Anthony Butler United States of America Very well put together, very well taught and very insightful. The knowledged about meningitis made me feel like i was actually being taught by a doctor face to face. The heart attack and knowledge from the cardiovascular system made me feel like i was in the classroom of a cardiologist. Topics were well understood and well detailed. Subject of cancer gave me a new area of study for school. This would help me in job searches with the confidence with the knowing and very great understanding of what and how things work. I would highly recommend this to anyone, even to those already in med school for in my opinion this would give them a leg up in their studies and understanding. If a pathologist asked me where are the goblet cells i could point them out with confidence. 2014-06-04 01:06:57
  • Benazir Rahim Pakistan it was good lecture 2014-04-07 17:04:13
  • Ellie Archer United Kingdom Course Module: Module 2: Common Medical Conditions Assessment Course Topic: Common Medical Conditions Assessment Comment: Brilliant modules. Easy to understand! 2014-03-08 13:03:53
  • Lisa Amabile United States of America Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions Course Topic: Glucose Insulin and Diabetes Comment: very easy to understand. and useful. 2013-08-29 16:08:45
  • Lynsey Dawson United Kingdom Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions Course Topic: Glucose Insulin and Diabetes Comment: very helpful 2013-07-30 14:07:41
  • TIFFANY ARROYO United States of America Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions Course Topic: Assessing Alignment of the Lateral Cervical Spine (neck) X-Ray Comment: I enjoyed this module. 2013-07-11 18:07:57
  • Brittany Gray United States of America Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions Course Topic: Glucose Insulin and Diabetes Comment: awesome course! I learned a lot from reading this materail. 2013-07-11 10:07:54
  • Raewyn Griffin New Zealand Course Module: Module 1: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions Course Topic: Glucose Insulin and Diabetes Comment: Very clear explanation and understand the difference between diabetes 1 & 2 now 2013-06-17 05:06:54
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