Medical Science Courses
Summer, Fall, and Spring Courses
Medical topics and biomedical sciences are normally taught as upper-level undergraduate courses or as graduate level courses, limiting access to learning about these life-relevant and important topics. Mini-Med Courses offer a set of elective biology courses designed to be accessible to first year undergraduate and high school students with a high school level background in biology and chemistry. The courses provide a unique opportunity for students who are interested in health and medicine to learn about advanced medical topics using approaches that are common in medical education, including team-based learning and clinical case studies. In addition, these course provide strategies on how to effectively navigate the demands of undergraduate-level courses.
In Summer 2022 we will offer our first 3-credit course The Great Diseases: Introduction to Immunology. In this online course, students will be introduced to medical topics related to immunology. In the first part of the course, students will use COVID-19 as a context to learn the different parts of the immune system and how they co-operate when the body encounters an infectious agent. In the second part of the course, students will expand and integrate their understanding of the immune system as they explore how vaccines harness immune memory to prevent disease, how harmful immune responses cause disease, and how modern therapeutics manipulate the immune system.
Course details and registration information will be available in Spring of 2022!