Liver Disease: Looking after Your Liver
Learn about how your liver works, ways to look after it and how liver damage is caused, studied and treated around the world.
Who is the course for?
The course will be of relevance to those who enjoy the study of biology and are interested in medicine. Secondary or High school-level knowledge of science is sufficient to complete this course. There will also be optional, additional materials for those already educated to undergraduate level and those who would like to challenge themselves and explore beyond the core material.
What topics will you cover?
Liver anatomy and function
Viruses, autoimmunity, alcohol and metabolic disease
Diet and the liver
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
Describe the anatomy and function of the liver, and understand how individual cell types contribute to these
Compare the signs and symptoms of liver disease and understand what causes them
Discuss the major global causes of liver disease
Reflect on the varied causes of liver disease
Explore treatments for different types of liver disease and understand the challenges of treatment
Explore how diet impacts on the function of both healthy and diseased livers