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From researchers creating vaccines to doctors providing direct care, experts in medicine are a patient’s point of contact, caretaker, and advocate. Learn about medicine with online courses delivered through edX.

What is medicine?

Medicine is the practice of preventing and treating illness through the application of biomedical science, research, and technology. Modern medicine is divided into many branches including biochemistry, genetics, immunology, neuroscience, and epidemiology. Treatments can include surgery, the application of pharmaceuticals, physical therapy, nutritional therapy, and more.

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How to learn about medicine

There are many paths to entering a career in medicine, from online courses in bioethics to undergraduate degrees and doctorates. For example, a pre-med curriculum in an undergraduate degree program will likely cover some of the following topics:

  • Biology

  • Chemistry

  • Biochemistry

  • Physics

  • Psychology

  • Math and statistics

  • Anatomy

The right educational path in this field will vary depending on an individual's career goals. Many different positions require different levels of study. 

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Whether you want to study medicine out of a general interest or plan to pursue a medical degree, taking introductory online medical courses will help you explore exciting disciplines within the field. Start your learning journey with edX today.