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event_note 结束日期2016年1月14日
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assignment 等级:入门
chat_bubble_outline 语言:英语
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Learn about the science behind having a liver transplant with this free online course from the Centre for Liver Research.

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In this free, three-week course, we will teach you about the fascinating field of liver transplantation. We will cover the history of liver transplantation - from early experiments in the late 1960s to exciting new technological advances in organ preservation happening today. You will find out why there is such an increasing global need for liver transplants, and look at the science behind the operation and the drugs used to prevent organ rejection. We will discuss the intriguing and unique biology of the liver, explaining how one donor organ can help two patients in need, and how some people can eventually manage without any anti-rejection medication. Explore the major issues surrounding liver transplant We will talk to the surgeons who perform the liver transplant operation; the clinical staff who care for the patients; the liver transplant coordinators who help to source and allocate donor organs; and patients themselves about their experiences of liver transplant. During this course, we will explore the major issues that fascinate us: How is it possible to take an organ like the liver from one person and have it survive inside another? Have you ever wondered about the ethics of organ donation, and how organs should be allocated? Why is there such an increasing demand for donor livers for transplantation? And how can new advances increase the numbers of organs that are available for liver transplant? Learn with experts from one of Europe’s largest liver transplant centres You’ll learn with experts from the Centre for Liver Research at the University of Birmingham and the nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital. This is one of Europe’s largest liver transplant centres, performing over 200 liver transplantations each year.


  • Patricia Lalor
  • Zania Stamataki



FutureLearn est une plate-forme d'apprentissage proposant des formations en ligne ouvertes à tous (MOOC)

Fondée en Décembre 2012, la société est entièrement détenue par l'Open University à Milton Keynes, en Angleterre.

Elle est la 1ère plateforme offrant des MOOC au Royaume-Uni, avec à son actif plus d'une cinquantaine d'universités partenaires provenant du Royaume Uni mais aussi du reste du monde.

FutureLearn se différencie également par des partenariats avec des entités non-universitaires comme le British Museum, le British Council, la British Library et la national Film and Television School.

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