The original Mini Medical School is online as a free massive open online course (MOOC).
The forth offering of this course, hosted on Canvas Network, runs about 7 weeks
and begins in January 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 two offerings),
for people with concerns about their own health or healthcare, for those who
are curious about modern medical science, 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.
In 2017 the entire course will be available from the day of
opening. Most people will choose to go through it at the rate of one Module a
week. Some will need more time (we know you’re busy!) and some, perhaps with
more background, will wish to sprint ahead. All the discussion forums will be
open so you can talk about a subject with others who are on the same page with
you. And the teachers and CU medical students will be watching and joining in,
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.