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Immunology

Immunology

Immunology is the study of our immune system, a highly sophisticated system ... (more)

Immunology is the study of our immune system, a highly sophisticated system that defends us against all disease-causing invaders by identifying and neutralizing such threats. As with any system in our body, when the immune system malfunctions, disease can result. In this course the student will take a look at what happens when an inappropriate immune response takes place. (Biology 407) (less)

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Science and Technology
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Saylor Foundation
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The Saylor Foundation
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Language & Life Sciences: Drugs of the Future

Language & Life Sciences: Drugs of the Future

New understanding of human genetics will not only make it easier to ... (more)

New understanding of human genetics will not only make it easier to diagnose diseases, it will also change how diseases are treated. Scientists and drug companies are using knowledge from the Human Genome Project to find cures for everything from cancer to obesity (see chapter 1: Mapping the Human Genome). This new medicine is called "genomic" medicine. Medicine is changing at a rapid rate as a result of the new knowledge of the human genome. It is important for students to know how drugs and treatments are changing and will continue to change. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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U.S. Department of State
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U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Donna M. Brinton, Christine Holten, Jodi L. Nooyen
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Macroepidemiology (BE.102), Spring 2005

Macroepidemiology (BE.102), Spring 2005

This course presents a unique and challenging perspective on the causes of ... (more)

This course presents a unique and challenging perspective on the causes of human disease and mortality. The course focuses on analyses of major causes of mortality in the US since 1900: cancer cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes, infectious diseases. Students create analytical models to derive estimates for historically variant population risk factors and physiological rate parameters, and conduct analyses of familial data to separately estimate inherited and environmental risks. The course evaluates the basic population genetics of dominant, recessive and non-deleterious inherited risk factors. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
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Thilly, William
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Macroepidemiology, Spring 2005

Macroepidemiology, Spring 2005

This course presents a unique and challenging perspective on the causes of ... (more)

This course presents a unique and challenging perspective on the causes of human disease and mortality. The course focuses on analyses of major causes of mortality in the US since 1900: cancer cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, diabetes, infectious diseases. Students create analytical models to derive estimates for historically variant population risk factors and physiological rate parameters, and conduct analyses of familial data to separately estimate inherited and environmental risks. The course evaluates the basic population genetics of dominant, recessive and non-deleterious inherited risk factors. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
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William Thilly
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Measuring Health and Disease I: Introduction to Epidemiology Module Guide

Measuring Health and Disease I: Introduction to Epidemiology Module Guide

This module was developed at the School of Public Health, University for ... (more)

This module was developed at the School of Public Health, University for the Western Cape for the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health which was offered as a distance learning module between 2001 and 2008. It was designed to meet the growing need for an applied course in the measurement of a variety of health indicators and outcomes. Whether you manage a health programme, a health facility, or simply have to interpret health data in the course of your work, this module sets out to increase your capacity to deal with health and disease information. It aims to assist you in applying epidemiological knowledge and skills to a variety of Public Health problems such as: Is your DOTS programme succeeding? What does it mean if a TB prevalence is 850/100 000? Is this a Public Health problem or not? What is the burden of disease in different communities? (less)

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Science and Technology
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OER Africa
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University of the Western Cape
Author:
Neil Myburgh, Debra Jackson
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Measuring Health and Disease I: Introduction to Epidemiology Module Guide

Measuring Health and Disease I: Introduction to Epidemiology Module Guide

This module was designed to meet the growing need for an applied ... (more)

This module was designed to meet the growing need for an applied course in the measurement of a variety of health indicators and outcomes. Whether you manage a health programme, a health facility, or simply have to interpret health data in the course of your work, this module sets out to increase your capacity to deal with health and disease information. It aims to assist you in applying epidemiological knowledge and skills to a variety of Public Health problems such as:Is your DOTS programme succeeding?What does it mean if a TB prevalence is 850/100 000?Is this a Public Health problem or not?What is the Ňburden of diseaseÓ in different communities? (less)

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Science and Technology
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African Health OER Network
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University of the Western Cape
Author:
Debra Jackson
Neil Myburgh
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Med Myst: Mission 1, Orientation at O.R.B.

Med Myst: Mission 1, Orientation at O.R.B.

This is an interactive learning adventure for middle school students and has ... (more)

This is an interactive learning adventure for middle school students and has accompanying classroom activities and magazines. In this challenge, students will perform experiments to identify the germ responsible for a fungal disease. Students will follow rules or postulates worked out by Dr. Koch in the late 1800s for establishing whether a specific germ causes a particular infectious disease: 1. The suspected pathogen must be present in every case of the disease; 2. The suspected pathogen must be isolated from the host and grown in pure culture; 3. The disease must be reproduced when a pure culture of the suspected pathogen is inoculated into a healthy susceptible host; 4. The same pathogen must be recovered from the newly infected host. The Germ Theory of Disease holds that germs or microorganisms cause infectious diseases. Funded through the National Center for Research Resources and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Rice Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
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Rice Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
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Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health, Fall 2008

Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health, Fall 2008

This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the ... (more)

This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-) medicine; students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international. (less)

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Social Sciences
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Jackson, Jean
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Medical Anthropology, Fall 2004

Medical Anthropology, Fall 2004

Examination of how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western ... (more)

Examination of how medicine is practiced cross-culturally, with particular emphasis on Western biomedicine. Analysis of medical practice as a cultural system, focusing on the human, as opposed to the biological, side of things. Also, examines how we and people in other cultures think of disease, health, body, and mind. (less)

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Social Sciences
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Jackson, Jean Elizabeth
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Microbiology

Microbiology

This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including ... (more)

This course will cover a range of diverse areas of microbiology, including virology, bacteriology, and even applied microbiology. This course will focus on the medical aspects of microbiology, as medical research has been the primary motivator in microbiology research. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: explain how organisms are classified using taxonomy, focusing on the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya; describe the chemical building blocks and metabolic processes important to sustain microbial life; identify the major principles of microbiology and describe the relationship between microbes and other living organisms; discuss pathogenic microbes and their epidemiology; differentiate between microorganisms based on their shape, size, arrangement, staining, and culture characteristics; outline antimicrobial methods including antibiotic use; explain how the human body protects itself; list uses for microbiology in food and beverage preparation and industry. (Biology 307) (less)

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Science and Technology
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Saylor Foundation
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The Saylor Foundation
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Molecular Biology and Genetics in Modern Medicine, Fall 2007

Molecular Biology and Genetics in Modern Medicine, Fall 2007

" This course provides a foundation for understanding the relationship between molecular ... (more)

" This course provides a foundation for understanding the relationship between molecular biology, developmental biology, genetics, genomics, bioinformatics, and medicine. It develops explicit connections between basic research, medical understanding, and the perspective of patients. Principles of human genetics are reviewed. We translate clinical understanding into analysis at the level of the gene, chromosome and molecule; we cover the concepts and techniques of molecular biology and genomics, and the strategies and methods of genetic analysis, including an introduction to bioinformatics. Material in the course extends beyond basic principles to current research activity in human genetics." (less)

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Science and Technology
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Full Course
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Giersch, Anne
Housman, David
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Molecular and Cellular Pathophysiology (BE.450), Spring 2005

Molecular and Cellular Pathophysiology (BE.450), Spring 2005

This courses focuses on the fundamentals of tissue and organ response to ... (more)

This courses focuses on the fundamentals of tissue and organ response to injury from a molecular and cellular perspective. There is a special emphasis on disease states that bridge infection, inflammation, immunity, and cancer. The systems approach to pathophysiology includes lectures, critical evaluation of recent scientific papers, and student projects and presentations. This term, we focus on hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), chronic-active hepatitis, and hepatitis virus infections. In addition to lectures, students work in teams to critically evaluate and present primary scientific papers. (less)

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Science and Technology
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MIT OpenCourseWare
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M.I.T.
Author:
Schauer, David
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STI Prevention: Using Epidemiology to Inform Policy and Program

STI Prevention: Using Epidemiology to Inform Policy and Program

Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the ... (more)

Considers features of sexually transmitted diseases relevant to their control, reviewing the natural history of the infections and laboratory diagnoses. Emphasizes policy development and public health practice for STI control and prevention, including behavioral interventions and medical screening/treatment intervention of sexually transmitted diseases. (less)

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Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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JHSPH OpenCourseWare
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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Author:
Jonathan Zenilman
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Sticks and Stones Will Break That Bone!

Sticks and Stones Will Break That Bone!

Students learn about the strength of bones and methods of helping to ... (more)

Students learn about the strength of bones and methods of helping to mend fractured bones. During a class demonstration, a chicken bone is broken by applying a load until it reaches a point of failure (fracture). Then, working as biomedical engineers, students teams design their own splint or cast to help repair a fractured bone, learning about the strength of materials used. (less)

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Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
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TeachEngineering
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Denise W. Carlson
Jaime Morales
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
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What are Communicable Diseases and How Can We Prevent Some of Them?

What are Communicable Diseases and How Can We Prevent Some of Them?

Students will learn that microorganisms can get inside one's body and they ... (more)

Students will learn that microorganisms can get inside one's body and they may keep it from working properly. Students will learn that vaccinations help to prevent some diseases but not others. (less)

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Science and Technology
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Activities and Labs
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Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Author:
Kathy DeCock
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What's making you sick?

What's making you sick?

What's Making You Sick? focuses on what science currently knows about viruses ... (more)

What's Making You Sick? focuses on what science currently knows about viruses and infectious diseases as well as the questions that scientists are studying. Teachers will find valuable background information about viruses, germs, and disease. (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Middle School Portal
Provider:
Ohio State University
Author:
Andy Ault
Carolyn Hamilton
Janet Kahkonen Keppler
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