Autism Spectrum Disorder The characteristics of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and their implications for behavior, learning and the ability to process information. Gain a clear understanding of how sensory regulation differs for individuals on the spectrum, and explore practical tools for identifying triggers and communicating feelings. Learn to use evidence-based practices to provide effective interventions and explore typical strengths and weaknesses of individuals on the spectrum in relation to identified impairments.

Biomedical Engineering Seminar Series: Topics in Medical Ethics and Responsible Conduct in Research | Health Sciences and Technology – Techniques for recognizing, analyzing, and resolving ethical dilemmas facing healthcare professionals and biomedical researchers. Guest lectures by practicing clinicians, technologists, researchers, and regulators include case studies, interactive small group discussions, and role-playing simulations. Authorship, conflict of interest, data acquisition and management, and the protection of human subjects and animals involved in research programs.

Clinical Epidemiology This course teaches the principles and practice of clinical epidemiology, drawing on real problems faced by medical professionals and elaborating on existing examples of clinical research. How to translate real clinical problems into tangible research questions for investigation, gaining insight into some of the most important considerations when designing an epidemiological study along the way. Core concepts along four key themes: diagnosis, prognosis, treatment and etiology. Topics addressed through lectures from experts, peer interaction and review assignments.

Drugs and the Brain – The neuroscience of drugs for therapy, for prevention, and for recreation. Drug addiction and drug abuse. You’ll learn the prospects for new generations of medications in neurology, psychiatry, aging, and treatment of substance abuse. Created by Caltech.

Harvard Medical School Open Courseware mission: to exchange knowledge from the Harvard community of scholars to other academic institutions, prospective students, and the general public. Topics range from advanced human genetics to basic bio-statistics to Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology to Mammalian Pheromone sensing and more. go to

Introduction to Common Medical Conditions In this module learn more about common medical conditions that affect millions of people around the world. Topics include:
Glucose Insulin and Diabetes, Heart Disease and Heart Attacks, Strokes, Colon Dysplasia, Cervical Spine Protection, Introduction to the Endocrine System, Bacterial Meningitis, Precocious Puberty, Childhood Growth, Ritual of the Bedside Exam, Systemic Thinking About Cancer ,Vitamin C/the Limeys, Inflammation and more.

Introduction to Dental Medicine – This course starts from basic concepts and proceeds to review trends in current research and technology. We offer scientific background, some skills for patient evaluation and interview, and some suggestions for further learning for those interested in or involved in dental education. Created by University of Pennsylvania.

Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Innovations This course in the Healthcare Marketplace specialization gives an in-depth view of the intellectual property creation vital to creating breakthrough technologies. Understanding the strategy deployed for pricing drugs and new technologies as well as the market sizing exercise to identify where future research and development investments could be made.

Principles of Radiation Interactions The course is intended to provide a broad understanding of how different types of radiation deposit energy, how radiation affects cells and why the different types of radiation have very different biological effects. Topics include: the effects of radiation on biological systems including DNA damage; in vitro cell survival models; and in vivo mammalian systems, radiation therapy, radiation syndromes in humans and carcinogenesis. Environmental radiation sources on earth and in space, and aspects of radiation protection are also discussed.