Online Introduction to Common Medical Conditions | Alison

Introduction to Common Medical Conditions

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

Disease and Disorders
Free Course
Learn more about common medical conditions that affect millions of people around the world.
  • Duration

    3-4 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Publisher

    Khan Academy





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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 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.

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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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