The world’s growing population faces major health issues, and medicines are a primary pillar to effect better health.
Learn the science behind how and why medicines work, and what can improve patient’s treatment, with this free online course “The Science of Medicines“.
The Science of Medicines Course Content
The course covers the science of key medicines used to manage heart disease, depression, diabetes, pain control and smoking cessation.
Each week you will study a new medicine and health area, starting by looking through the eyes of an affected patient. You will learn the mechanics of a disease and how it affects the world’s population. You will then delve into the science of the medicine to explore the medicine’s chemistry, how it works in the body and why it is formulated in a certain way to become the medicine you see on the pharmacy shelf.
The course will be particularly relevant for those who are living with one of the health conditions covered, but it is also extremely valuable for those who care either professionally or personally for people affected by the conditions, as it covers practical patient tips drawn from the understanding of the science.
- No previous knowledge is necessary – supporting references will be provided for extra background where needed.
Summary of Main Course Features
- Educator: Ian Larson
- Publisher: Monash University
- Duration: 6 weeks x 3 hours per week
- Starts: 14 March 2016
- Certificates available