Learn how social determinants, nutrition and environmental factors influence our health and explore the causes of different diseases such as infectious, cardiovascular and genetic diseases.
Accessible for free on desktop, tablet or mobile, the five courses can be taken in any order.
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Causes of Disease
Learn the epidemiological methods used to understand the causes of diseases and how social factors influence their development.
Causes of Human Disease: Transmitting and Fighting Infection
Learn how pathogens cause infectious diseases, how these diseases are transmitted and how our immune systems respond to infection.
Causes of Human Disease: Exploring Cancer and Genetic Disease
Explore how the unravelling of genetic code has led to a deeper understanding of genetic diseases and cancer.
Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease
Explore normal cardiovascular function and risk factors associated with heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases.
Causes of Human Disease: Nutrition and Environment
Explore how nutrition and environmental factors such as toxins influence your chance of developing human disease.