Learn Something New: Open Courses from Duke Starting in January
It’s a new year, and a great time to learn something new by taking a free open online course from Duke University. These six courses start in January and are excellent opportunities to enrich your education, career, or life with knowledge from Duke’s outstanding faculty. Introduction to Genetics and Evolution – Mohamed Noor Start date: Jan. […]
It’s a new year, and a great time to learn something new by taking a free open online course from Duke University. These six courses start in January and are excellent opportunities to enrich your education, career, or life with knowledge from Duke’s outstanding faculty.
A whirlwind introduction to evolution and genetics, from basic principles to current applications, including how disease genes are mapped, areas or research in evolutionary genetics, and how we leverage evolutionary concepts to aid humanity.
Student review: Dr. Noor is a wonderful instructor with a great sense of humor. He knows how to make complicated topics comprehensible. I can’t find enough adjectives to describe how much I enjoyed this class. Learn more
Designed for first-year students in graduate-level health professional programs, this course explores the organization and physiology of the human central nervous system.
Student review: Every minute I’ve spent in this course, has been probably the best moments of knowledge-gaining I have had, perhaps, in all my years as a medical student in a third-world country. Learn more
Student review: I’d like to thank both professors for the course. It was fun, instructive, and I loved the input from people from all over the world, with their different views and backgrounds. Learn more
Learn about the technologies behind a wide array of digital images and video, such as mobile phone pictures, images transmitted from Mars, Hollywood films, and medical imaging.
Student review: The lectures and demonstrations were very well planned and easy to follow. I work with a company who is involved in video streaming and compression technology and I wish this class would have been available sooner as it has help me immensely at work. Learn more
Student review: Professor Purves conveyed his knowledge of the field well. This was not something I would have had exposure to if not for this course. The course demonstrates the great educational value of utilizing the internet to spread knowledge throughout the world. Learn more
This introduction to the key challenges, issues, and concepts of global health is the first step in understanding the role we all play as global citizens to create better health outcomes in the world. Learn more