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Harvard medical school educators, in collaboration with creative experts in biomedical visualization, assessment, and the science of learning created the fundamental course series through integrating didactic visuals together with multimedia elements. 

Through partnership with CCHE, Harvard Medical School, offers Fundamental course series, which is offered to students at Harvard Medical School to provide them with the basic knowledge and prepare them for rigorous coursework. 

True-life scenarios, dynamic animations, concept videos, interactive components and connecting to clinical applications makes HMX online courses uniquely effective. 

The course bundles, through interactive multimedia experiences, bring fundamental practices together with clinical applications to the students. The fundamental courses allow students to learn from clinicians at Harvard-affiliated healthcare institutions through a unique teaching approach. 

HMX Immunology and HMX Genetics are currently offered; the two courses can either be studied individually or in bundle (Immunology and Genetics). 

HMX allows the student to develop understanding of fundamental healthcare-related topics, how the concepts apply to real-life patient care and learn more about the science behind today’s health care innovations. The foundational knowledge built allows effective collaboration across disciplines or topic areas, hence facilitates working on healthcare-related projects. 

Andrew Lichtman, MD, PhD

Shiv Pillai, MD, PhD

In HMX Immunology, the student will learn about the processes that enable the immune systems to respond to evolving threats, and learn about new, immunology-based disease treatments.

By the end of the course, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify the fundamental mechanisms by which the immune system provides protection. 
  • Recognize how the knowledge of immunology has already impacted the understanding and treatment of a range of human disorders.
  • Recognize how deficiencies, excesses, or mistargeting of immune responses contribute to disease.
  • Infer the various ways immunology translates into clinical medicine.