Duration 3 weeks
Weekly study 4 hours
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Find out how different parts of the body communicate with each other
Why is communication so important inside the human body?
This course will show you how the body’s communication system works, and how individual components produce energy.
You’ll learn about the key energy pathways used inside the body, and how different elements communicate effectively.
You’ll find out about the biomolecules involved in communication, and the role of endocrinology and immunology.
You’ll understand how the body regulates itself, and improve your knowledge of disease development and prevention.
What topics will you cover?
- How does the body produce energy?
- Why is communication important in the body?
- The key communication pathways used by the body
- Biomolecules used in communication
- How the body regulates itself
When would you like to start?
Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Find out more
Who is the course for?
This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in how the body regulates and communicates with itself. Existing knowledge of components of the body is not essential but you may find it useful to complete What is the Body? first if you are completely new to biology.
Who will you learn with?
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