At the end of this course, you will be able to:
To discover the fundamental tissues of the human body by exploring histological slides under the microscope, that is the programme of this MOOC !
What are the main families of cells that constitute our body ? How do they organise themselves to form tissues with specific functions ? Through the study of these tissues, this course allows you to better understand what and how the human body is built to function properly.
Through instructional videos and interactive activities such as the manipulation of a virtual microscope, you will study the organisation and properties of epithelia, connective tissues, muscular tissues and nervous tissues. This course will also be punctuated by anatomical notions and examples of pathologies that affect tissues.
This MOOC is aimed at a wide audience: students or future students in the medical, paramedical or scientific field, teachers, researchers, professionals in the health field, decision-makers in the field of education or health or simply those who are curious and wish to understand what the human body is made of.
At the end of this course, participants will be able to recognise the different tissues and cells of our body, to understand their organisation and specific functions and to perceive the potential pathological consequences of their alterations.
This course is divided into 6 units. On the opening date of the MOOC, units 1 and 2 are available. Then, a new unit is opened every two weeks. The first unit is dedicated to an introduction to histology and the next 5 are dedicated to the study of the 5 main tissues of the organism, namely the epithelia, the glandular epithelia, the connective, muscular and nervous tissues. These units combine several types of resources and activities
- didactic videos enriched with diagrams, drawings or anatomical demonstrations (linking the macroscopic and microscopic scales)
- manipulation of a virtual microscope that allows you to explore histological slides. Interactive markers will guide your observations, allow you to interpret the visible histological structures and deepen your knowledge
- exercises based on images (questions corrected automatically or by peers, search for intruders, identification questions, debate between participants, etc.)
- interviews with experts on diseases that affect tissues
- a discussion forum to help each other and continue learning together.
Two learning paths will be offered to best suit your objectives or motivations. The Silver pathwill require about 1.5 hours of personal work per unit, while the Gold path will require about 3 hours of work per week, which will allow you to deepen certain notions.
This MOOC is accessible to all but will be easier to understand for those who have some knowledge of cell biology (cell, nucleus, membrane...).
This MOOC includes different types of evaluation, for example quizzes with feedback, peer evaluations, etc.
A badge of successful completion can be issued at the end of the MOOC to learners who have successfully completed all the certification activities with an average of 70%.
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