Online Space Medicine Course (From Duke University & Coursera)
A free, non-certificate online course featuring interactive modules and weekly live discussions. Participants will reflect on questions pertinent to the future of human health in space.
About this Course
"Have you ever wondered what it would take for humans to travel beyond the comforts of our home planet, Earth? You are invited to join us in Space Medicine - an online experience facilitated by two recent Duke graduates in which you will learn about and engage in the most pressing medical challenges facing NASA and others advancing the future of space exploration.
Space Medicine is a free, non-certificate course featuring interactive modules and weekly live discussions.
Participants will reflect on questions pertinent to the future of human health in space, such as:
- How do humans respond to extreme environments?
- How can engineers, doctors, and scientific researchers come together to prevent space related health issues before they occur?
- If future generations of humans attempt to live in space, what challenges will they face?
- Which evolutionary adaptations to living on Earth are useful to surviving a months- or years-long voyage?
No prior experience in science or medicine is required, as life science concepts will be introduced as necessary. At the end of the course, you will have gained valuable experience in applying modern medicine to space-based situations, from space flight to journeying to Mars."