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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Stem Cells

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 34 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
Introduction to the Course3m
How Stem Cells Differentiate3m
History of Stem Cells14m
Why are Stem Cells Important?5m
Stem Cells in Other Organisms4m
3 readings
Syllabus10m
Related Resources10m
Stem Cell Glossary10m
2 practice exercises
Module One: What do you know?30m
Module One: What have you learned?30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

How Do Stem Cells Work?

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 53 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Cell differentiation, Therapeutic Cloning & Chimeras: Part One21m
Cell differentiation, Therapeutic Cloning & Chimeras: Part Two30m
1 reading
Cloning and Genetic Engineering: How and Why?10m
2 practice exercises
Module Two: What do you know?30m
Module Two: What have you learned?30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Using Stem Cells to Study Disease

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 46 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Reprogramming and Genome Editing for Disease Modeling37m
Stem Cells: Developing New Cures6m
1 reading
Diabetes in a Dish: Using Stem Cells to Study Disease10m
2 practice exercises
Module Three: What do you know?30m
Module Three: What have you learned?30m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Using Stem Cells to Treat Disease

2 hours to complete
3 videos (Total 34 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
3 videos
Stem Cells in the Adult Human Retinal Pigment Epithelium and Their Therapeutic Potential27m
Myths About Adult (Somatic) Stem Cells5m
1 reading
Developmental Neuroscientist Dr. Sally Temple Wants to Help Prevent Blindness—and Looks to the Future10m
2 practice exercises
Module Four: What do you know?30m
Module Four: What have you learned?30m

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