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Life Sciences

Courses are intended to be taken by those wishing to further their personal development. Whether you take the courses in a classroom or online, there are a variety of specialized study areas.

When studying biological & life sciences, students learn different characteristics of natural science. Depending on the area of focus, students may study the human body, plant biology, or animal science in order to help with real-world problems.

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Healthy Cooking: Cooking with Vegetables Course

Global Edulink
Online Full time Part time 20 hours Open Enrollment United Kingdom London + 1 more

With this course, you’ll gain professional insight and learn techniques on how to expertly cook complex and versatile vegetables such as squash, cauliflower, root vegetables, potatoes and other tubers, in ways that enhance their flavours whilst maintaining their high nutritional values. [+]

Become a skilled Gourmet Vegetable Chef

By gaining a recognised qualification through a leading UK training provider such as Global Edulink, you can learn valuable nutritional principles and make your CV stand out from the crowd.

There’s no need to make vegetables an afterthought when cooking any longer. With the widespread appeal of farm-to-table produce and renowned chefs using seasonal produce and creative cooking techniques to set their menus apart, vegetables have officially become a food that society wants more of.

With this course, you’ll gain professional insight and learn techniques on how to expertly cook complex and versatile vegetables such as squash, cauliflower, root vegetables, potatoes and other tubers, in ways that enhance their flavours whilst maintaining their high nutritional values. There are more than 20 vegetable cooking recipes containing step-by-step demonstrations of delicious main dishes, sides, soups, stews, and even desserts and cocktails.... [-]


Online Course: An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

Elevate Health
Online Part time 8 weeks April 2018 Netherlands Netherlands Online

This online medical course aims to provide an overview of all aspects of pharmaceutical biotechnology for those with a biomedical or pharmaceutical background who want to learn more about this topic. [+]

An Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biotechnology

This online medical course aims to provide an overview of all aspects of pharmaceutical biotechnology for those with a biomedical or pharmaceutical background who want to learn more about this topic.

The course starts with the introduction of several biopharmaceutical products (BPs) that are currently on the market and then describes how the drug substances present in these products were actually obtained and produced by means of living cells. Topics such as gene cloning, cell line development, bioprocessing, and downstream purification methods will be discussed as well as formulation and delivery issues of recombinant proteins and nucleic acids. Furthermore, attention will be given to the registration process of BPs as well as to the cost-benefit analysis and the socio-economic impact these often pricey drugs might have.... [-]


Seminar On Food Safety

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)
Campus Full time Part time 48 hours March 2019 Mexico Monterrey Zapopan Culiacan Oaxaca + 4 more

Train at managerial level staff of companies in the primary sector and food processing on food safety, in order to ensure that these do not affect the health of consumers. [+]

Duration 48 hours

General purpose:

Train at managerial level staff of companies in the primary sector and food processing on food safety, in order to ensure that these do not affect the health of consumers.

Benefit:

The knowledge that will be acquired will allow the company to differentiate itself in the management of food, finding niche markets with high added value.

Addressed to:

Graduates in QFB, Nutrition and Gastronomy, Biology.

Requirement:

Bachelor's degree completed

Content:

Module 1 Food chain: Quality and safety

Temary

1.1. Food chains1.1.1. World panorama on food production.1.1.2. The food from the field to the table.1.1.3. Importance of safety in the world food trade.1.2. Concepts of quality and safety in food1.2.1 Importance of quality and food safety.1.2.2 Quality-safety-nutrition relationship.1.2.3 Nutritional contribution.1.3. Hygiene and food inspection1.3.1 Concepts and definitions.1.3.2 Health inspection techniques.1.3.3 Classification of establishments related to food.1.3.3.1. Primary production establishments.1.3.3.2. Establishments that make food.... [-]

Seminar On Agronomy For Non Agronomists

Tecnológico de Monterrey (Educación Continua Presencial)
Campus Full time Part time 48 hours March 2019 Mexico Queretaro Oaxaca + 2 more

Know and apply the concepts of agronomy in the management activity of agribusiness. [+]

Duration 48 hours

General purpose:

Know and apply the concepts of agronomy in the management activity of agribusiness.

Benefit:

The participants will standardize the knowledge of the agronomic concepts of the agribusiness, improving the communication with the clients and between the different areas of the business, increasing the speed of adaptation to the position, to the knowledge of the business model and improving the decision making process .

Addressed to:

Licenses and engineers with presence in the agricultural sector.

Requirement:

The requirement is to be a professional who does not have professional training in the agronomic area and requires basic knowledge in the area to develop his role in companies with an agribusiness or agribusiness-related business.... [-]


Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture Level 5

Kinsale College
Campus 1 year September 2018 Ireland Kinsale

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science-based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kinsale has a strong tradition of food and farming, as well as providing a near-idyllic environment for exploring ecology and the natural environment. The course is a mixture of classroom-based talks, practical activities, site visits, master classes from a range of visiting specialists and group project work. [+]

Sustainable Horticulture / Permaculture

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science-based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kinsale has a strong tradition of food and farming, as well as providing a near-idyllic environment for exploring ecology and the natural environment. The course is a mixture of classroom-based talks, practical activities, site visits, master classes from a range of visiting specialists and group project work.

About The Course

Sustainable Horticulture/Permaculture is a science-based course offering a practical and wide-ranging learning experience in a unique and thriving college community. Kinsale has a strong tradition of food and farming, as well as providing a near-idyllic environment for exploring ecology and the natural environment. The course is a mixture of classroom-based talks, practical activities, site visits, master classes from a range of visiting specialists and group project work. The practical aspects of the course include:... [-]


Extended International Foundation Year in Life Sciences*

University of Surrey International Study Centre
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 United Kingdom Guildford

The Life Sciences Extended International Foundation Year leads to a wide range of degrees in biology and chemistry-related subjects at the University of Surrey. [+]

The Life Sciences Extended International Foundation Year leads to a wide range of degrees in biology and chemistry-related subjects at the University of Surrey. *Subject to approval

Core unit

Academic English Skills Academic English Skills aims to provide you with thorough training in the language and related academic skills which will enable you to best achieve your academic potential at University. These skills include the processes of academic writing, effective and extensive reading strategies, effective participation in seminars and delivery of presentations, and listening to and recording information effectively from lectures. You will also develop the accuracy and range of written and spoken language required to use language effectively and appropriately, with clarity and confidence in an academic context.... [-]


Course in Horticulture

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

A career in horticulture is perfect for individuals who adore gardening, love working outdoors, and want to put their management, design, planning, science, and technical skills to good use. At ICI, we introduce to you a comprehensive horticulture course that endows you with skills necessary to be successful in this field. [+]

A career in horticulture is perfect for individuals who adore gardening, love working outdoors, and want to put their management, design, planning, science, and technical skills to good use. At ICI, we introduce to you a comprehensive horticulture course that endows you with skills necessary to be successful in this field.

Course Outline Plant Propagation Plant Protection Landscaping & Garden Design Crops Viticulture Cut Flower Growing Horticultural Technology Organic Plant Growing Permaculture Ornamental Horticulture Grounds Management Turf Nature Park Management Arboriculture Career Prospects

ICI’s horticulture graduates can enjoy a wide range of opportunities in many areas of the field including:... [-]


Course in Floristry Design

International Career Institute
Online Full time Part time Open Enrollment United Kingdom London

ICI lets your career bloom literally and figuratively with our floristry design course. To keep up with industry standards, our course is specially developed by experienced florists. We are dedicated to providing you quality floristry education to broaden your knowledge and hone your skills in the field. [+]

ICI lets your career bloom literally and figuratively with our floristry design course. To keep up with industry standards, our course is specially developed by experienced florists. We are dedicated to providing you quality floristry education to broaden your knowledge and hone your skills in the field.

Course Outline Introduction Creating Floral Arrangements Getting Hired Starting Your Own Flower Shop Getting and Keeping Customers Career Prospects

Our floristry course graduates spend every workday brightening people’s lives with their creativity in arranging flowers. Additionally, they get to earn extremely well in this exciting job. Whether it is getting employed in an established flower shop or opening your own florist business for more freedom and financial gains, ICI can help you achieve it.... [-]


Aquaculture Program

College of Southern Idaho
Campus Full time September 2018 USA Twin Falls

The Aquaculture Program, formally the Fisheries Program, was established primarily to train persons to fill the manpower needs in the commercial fish industry. Students enrolled in this program will be expected to work at the college hatchery and for commercial hatcheries in this area. By working at a variety of facilities, students will build a broad background of experience for future employment. [+]

The Aquaculture Program, formally the Fisheries Program, was established primarily to train persons to fill the manpower needs in the commercial fish industry. Students enrolled in this program will be expected to work at the college hatchery and for commercial hatcheries in this area. By working at a variety of facilities, students will build a broad background of experience for future employment.

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Bioenergetics Practitioner Program

Alternative Medicine College of Canada
Online Part time 1395 hours September 2018 Canada Montreal

In addition to the Natural Health Practitioner curriculum, the Bioenergetic Practitioner receives specialized training in bioenergetics and oriental medicine. These are used to treat chronic illnesses and functional problems. Three courses are devoted to oriental medicine and bioenergetics. A fourth course teaches the use of energetic medicine by proposing a particular meaning to disease through human body symbolism. The last course has the future Bioenergetic Practitioner carry out several clinical case studies. [+]

In addition to the Natural Health Practitioner curriculum, the Bioenergetic Practitioner receives specialized training in bioenergetics and oriental medicine. These are used to treat chronic illnesses and functional problems. Three courses are devoted to oriental medicine and bioenergetics. A fourth course teaches the use of energetic medicine by proposing a particular meaning to disease through human body symbolism. The last course has the future Bioenergetic Practitioner carry out several clinical case studies.

This distance education curriculum can be complemented by a Post-Graduate Diploma in Oriental Medicine.

Note: If you already have a degree as Natural Health Practitioner, or a medical degree (MD), you may be eligible to take the Bioenergetics Practitioner module.... [-]


Nutritherapy Practitioner Program

Alternative Medicine College of Canada
Online Part time 675 hours September 2018 Canada Montreal

The Nutritherapy Practitioner has training in vital hygiene, health education, and nutrition. His education is in both preventative and curative care. He or she can carry out complete nutritional analyses and apply rules of healthy nutrition. Other courses that will complement this program are Client-Practitioner Relationship and Developing a Professional Practice. [+]

The Nutritherapy Practitioner has training in vital hygiene, health education,and nutrition. His education is in both preventative and curative care.

He or she can carry out complete nutritional analyses and apply rules of healthy nutrition. Other courses that will complement this program are Client-Practitioner Relationship and Developing a Professional Practice.

Prerequisites: None. Reference code: NH 400 Hours of study: 675 Credits: 45 Certification: Nutritherapy Practitioner Diploma Tuition fees: $4860 CAN | $4050 USD | €3869 EURO Opportunities

The Nutritherapy Practitioner (or Holistic Nutrition Practitioner) can consultant in private practice, in a health center, or from home, He or she can give seminars or write articles for schools, business, associations, and others. They are qualified to manage a health center or a health food store, etc.... [-]


Course in Biochemistry: the Molecules of Life

FutureLearn
Online Part time 3 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

Explore the impact of biochemistry on bioenergy and health, discovering why graduates are in demand; with the Biochemical Society. [+]

Why join the course?

Biochemistry brings together all of the sciences to study the chemical and physical processes that occur in living organisms. It truly is the science of life.

As a scientific discipline in its own right, biochemistry has a major impact on all areas of the life sciences and biochemists are in high demand among employers.

Get an introduction to biochemistry

This free online biochemistry course will outline the background and history of the field and its contemporary significance in the life sciences. It’s ideal if you enjoy biology and chemistry at school, and are thinking about studying or working in biochemistry as a distinct subject.

By the end of the course, you will be able to: discuss how biochemistry brings together the natural sciences, to describe the chemical basis of living systems; describe the events and scientists that have been significant during the historical development of biochemistry; describe the seminal experiments that led to significant advances in biochemical knowledge; discuss where biochemistry will play a role in future scientific advances, such as bioenergy, pharmaceuticals, and synthetic biology. recognize the wide range of jobs and career opportunities that become possible as a biochemistry graduate. Learn with expert biochemists from UEA and beyond ... [-]

Course : Stanford Introduction to Food and Health

Coursera
Online Part time 5 weeks September 2018 USA USA Online

Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. [+]

Around the world, we find ourselves facing global epidemics of obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and other predominantly diet-related diseases. To address these public health crises, we urgently need to explore innovative strategies for promoting healthful eating. There is strong evidence that global increases in the consumption of heavily processed foods, coupled with cultural shifts away from the preparation of food in the home, have contributed to high rates of preventable, chronic disease.

In this course, learners will be given the information and practical skills they need to begin optimizing the way they eat. This course will shift the focus away from reductionist discussions about nutrients and move, instead, towards practical discussions about real food and the environment in which we consume it. By the end of this course, learners should have the tools they need to distinguish between foods that will support their health and those that threaten it. In addition, we will present a compelling rationale for a return to simple home cooking, an integral part of our efforts to live longer, healthier lives.... [-]


Course in Identifying Food Fraud

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom UK Online

In this course, we will look at topical issues concerning ‘food fraud’ and explore ways in which analytical chemistry can help in its identification and prevention. We’ll share fascinating examples, such as the history of white bread and a surprising ingredient once found in bitter beer. [+]

The food industry is one of the most important commercial sectors in the world. Everyone uses it, but how many people abuse it? As we witness the increasing globalization of the supply chain, a growing challenge is verifying the questionable identity of raw materials in the food we eat.

In this course, we will look at topical issues concerning ‘food fraud’ and explore ways in which analytical chemistry can help in its identification and prevention. We’ll share fascinating examples, such as the history of white bread and a surprising ingredient once found in bitter beer.

The University of East Anglia has joined forces with the world-renowned Institute of Food Research (IFR) to bring you this unique course. You’ll be led by Kate Kemsley, a specialist in the use of advanced instrumentation for measuring the chemical composition of food materials. Course content is linked with UEA’s MChem postgraduate programme, which supports final-year students’ practical research projects in this area of science.... [-]


Course in Clinical Bioinformatics: Unlocking Genomics in Healthcare

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks November 2018 United Kingdom UK Online

This free online course aims to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals of the role of Clinical Bioinformatics and Genomics in healthcare today. We will illustrate how the discipline of Clinical Bioinformatics provides an important bridge between the cutting edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice. [+]

This free online course aims to raise awareness amongst healthcare professionals of the role of Clinical Bioinformatics and Genomics in healthcare today. We will illustrate how the discipline of Clinical Bioinformatics provides an important bridge between the cutting edge science and the delivery of genomic medicine in clinical practice. By understanding the role of a Clinical Bioinformatician it will become clear how integral they are to ensuring the beneficial opportunities of genomic medicine are fully realised in patient care.

Discover the potential of Clinical Bioinformatics

This is an exciting time. We are now beginning to sequence whole genomes in the clinic, the most personal information we can have on a patient. We can start to see how genome variants might impact on health and we can direct really precise medicine to individual patients. This is not without its challenges. The genome is a huge amount of information. Identifying the causative variant (the part in the genome that can cause a change in health) is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But what does this phrase actually mean? This course will take you into the world of a Clinical Bioinformatician and show you what they do behind the scenes when finding that needle in the genomic data. It will also show you what happens next and the important contribution Clinical Bioinformatician’s make to the patient’s journey.... [-]