HMX Offers Early Online Access

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Members of the Harvard community are being given special early access to HMX Fundamentals, an innovative online learning program from the Harvard Medical School Office of Online Learning. Applications for spring courses are now being accepted.

The new pilot program begins on Feb. 7. Exclusive access to the groundbreaking HMX Fundamentals courses on immunology and physiology is now available to Harvard faculty, staff and students, as well as their friends and family, before wider access is granted later this year. Applications are due Jan. 17.

Using the broad and deep scientific and educational resources of HMS, HMX courses combine narrated videos, interactive modules and state-of-the art biomedical visualization to help medical and other pre-health career students learn fundamental concepts in the health sciences.

HMX students engage with the content by solving problems using the basic biomedical principles they’ve learned throughout the program, making direct links between science, clinical medicine and patient health.

Students can then discuss course material and their solutions to patients’ problems in discussion forums, with advanced students and faculty moderators facilitating the discussion.

Anyone affiliated with Harvard University is invited to apply to this spring’s program. The courses are designed for anyone interested in pursuing careers in health care.

HMX Fundamentals offers foundational courses presented in an engaging way and that tie fundamental concepts directly to clinical practice. In addition to courses on immunology and physiology, courses on genetics and biochemistry are set to launch in the summer of 2017.