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Introduction to Common Medical Conditions Free Course

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  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • 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.

  • 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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Modules List( 2 )
  • Please note that this course is a general discuss...
  • Module 1: Introduction to Common Medical Conditions
    • Glucose Insulin and Diabetes
    • Blood Sugar Levels
    • Glucose Concentration Conversion
    • A1C Levels
    • Heart Disease and Heart Attacks
    • Arterial thrombo-emboli and Thromboembolisms
    • Stenosis, ischemia and heart failure
    • Strokes
    • Normal Colon Tissue
    • Hyperplasia in Colon Tissue
    • Colon Dysplasia
    • Cancerous Colon Tissue
    • Adequacy of the Lateral Cervical Spine X-Ray
    • Assessing Alignment of the Lateral Cervical Spine (neck) X-Ray
    • Cervical Spine Protection in Airway Management (not a substitute for formal training)
    • Introduction to the Endocrine System
    • Bacterial Meningitis
    • Precocious Puberty
    • Childhood Growth
    • Ritual of the Bedside Exam
    • Systemic Thinking About Cancer
    • Vitamin C and the Limeys
    • Inflammation
  • Module 2: Common Medical Conditions Assessment
    • Common Medical Conditions Assessment
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Module 2: Common Medical Conditions Assessment
You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
Course Features
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy

  • Video


  • Audio


  • Assessment


  • Certification


  • Price


  • Reward

    50 Pts

  • Responsive


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