Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds On this programme, you’re going to be learning about the different types of things that are involved in causing human disease. We’re going to be looking at a range of different human diseases, some of which will be quite familiar to people. So when you think about a bacterial infection, you know that it’s caused by some sort of organism. However, if you think about a more complex disease, such as cancer or heart disease, then there are a variety of different causes. Sometimes we refer to these as risk factors. So we’ll be looking at the different types of things that can influence your chances of getting these diseases.
Skip to 0 minutes and 49 seconds To cover the range of different human diseases that we’re going to look at, we’ve gathered together a team of experts across disciplines, including genetics, cancer, cardiovascular disease, nutrition, and epidemiology, who will tell us about different aspects of human disease and what causes it. For most of you, you’re going to get some surprises as we go through the material, because there’ll be things that you’ve never really thought about before, either building on previous experience or opening up a new understanding of the different types of things that can contribute to human disease. Sign up for the Causes of Human Disease programme to discover more about the causes and risk factors, and how research is increasing our understanding of human disease.