Meet Dr Simon Clarke
Throughout this course, you’ve met many microbiologists working in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Reading. If you’ve enjoyed hearing about their research, particularity with a medical focus, then you would like Heart Health: A Beginner’s Guide to Cardiovascular Disease.This FutureLearn course, led by my colleague Dr Natasha Barrett, explains how the heart works, the causes of diseases such as heart attacks, strokes, high blood pressure and heart failure and what you can do to avoid them. It includes hands-on practical activities which you can try at home (including an optional exercise where you can dissect a heart) as well as interviews with experts from the Institute for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research.
Small and Mighty: Introduction to Microbiology
Our purpose is to transform access to education.
We offer a diverse selection of courses from leading universities and cultural institutions from around the world. These are delivered one step at a time, and are accessible on mobile, tablet and desktop, so you can fit learning around your life.
We believe learning should be an enjoyable, social experience, so our courses offer the opportunity to discuss what you’re learning with others as you go, helping you make fresh discoveries and form new ideas.
You can unlock new opportunities with unlimited access to hundreds of online short courses for a year by subscribing to our Unlimited package. Build your knowledge with top universities and organisations.