The original Mini Medical School is online as a free massive open online course (MOOC).
The fifth offering of this course, hosted on Canvas Network, runs about 7 weeks
and begins on 2 October 2017.
There are no prerequisites. Mini Medical School has been valuable
for people considering a career in the
healthcare field (we had many pre-health students in the first offerings),
for people with concerns about their own health or healthcare, for those who
are curious about modern medical science and want to learn about it for the first time, or want a review, and for those who wish to know more
about their body and how to best keep it running well.
There are no exams and no course credit, but the student will get
a broad overview of the basic science underpinnings of modern medicine in a
lively, engaging video format. There are seven weekly Modules, each consisting
of about eight units which range from 4 to 7 minutes long, allowing students to
cover all the material in a couple of hours a week, at their own pace, watching
a unit whenever they have a few minutes to relax and learn.
Most of us will move through the course doing a Module a week, but don’t worry if “life happens” and you’re away, or fall behind, or need to start a bit late; there will be time allowed at the end for caching up.
- Learn more! links for more depth
- You can download illustrated printable transcripts of all units.
- Make friends with other students and faculty in lively interactive
- Check your own progress with optional self-evaluation quizzes.
- Visit all units and get a Certificate of Completion.