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Introduction to Common Medical Conditions Course


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. 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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Course Rating (By Learners): 4 stars based on 85 votes
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
Content  
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: Post-Secondary
Validation: Level 5
ALISON Testing: Yes
Certification Availability
PDF Download: Yes
Parchment: Yes
Framed Certification: Yes

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  • Offia  Kosisochukwu Levi
    Offia Kosisochukwu Levi Nigeria Common Medical Conditions course is a course designed to teach people of how they could curtail or manage the the processes or situations that could lead to serious health disease in the body. It also makes one to understand the importance of seeing a doctor when presented with health issues. 2016-07-15 18:07:34
  • Offia  Kosisochukwu Levi
    Offia Kosisochukwu Levi Nigeria My opinion regarding this course "the introduction to Common Medical Condition" is that its is quiet interesting and requires one to be totally focused on his or her studies to make good grades. This course so far, i believe will help one gain little knowledge of the function of the body system and how one would have an idea of how he or she would give FIRST AID treatment before seeking for the help of the doctor. 2016-07-15 18:07:22
  • Abdalla Saad Abdalla
    Abdalla Saad Abdalla United Kingdom Very useful 2015-12-06 21:12:53
  • Mohamed Bah
    Mohamed Bah Guinea Very Interesting 2015-10-05 14:10:01
  • Lyndsay Karimisaleh
    Lyndsay Karimisaleh United States of America Wonderful! 2015-08-03 06:08:45
  • Marisol Oleynichak
    Marisol Oleynichak United States of America This course help me out a lot, I had a stroke and fogot so much with this free class I was able to learn over of a lot of parts, like the heat, inflammation and so on not only did it help it was easy to read and a good understanding, I am so happy with taking it and passing it. Some times we are just scared to fail but I like that we can take are time to study and understand what we are studying 2015-07-21 05:07:29
  • Imogen Russell
    Imogen Russell United Kingdom Extremely interesting course although takes nearer 7-8 hrs not 3-4 as stated 2015-03-08 08:03:58
  • Juan De Leon
    Juan De Leon United States of America The instructor very informative of the topic and it was a pleasure learning from this topic to further my EMT career. 2015-02-12 23:02:59
  • Elmien Du Plessis
    Elmien Du Plessis South Africa loved the videos 2014-12-22 14:12:38
  • Lisa Hunter
    Lisa Hunter United Kingdom the course was very interesting and i enjoyed reading about the general medical conditions. 2014-09-18 18:09:12
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