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Medicines by Design

Medicines by Design

Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ... (more)

Medicines By Design aims to explain how scientists unravel the many different ways medicines work in the body and how this information guides the hunt for drugs of the future. Pharmacology is a broad discipline encompassing every aspect of the study of drugs, including their discovery and development and the testing of their action in the body. Much of the most promising pharmacological research going on at universities across the country is sponsored by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Working at the crossroads of chemistry, genetics, cell biology, physiology, and engineering, pharmacologists are fighting disease in the laboratory and at the bedside. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
Provider:
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
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Vocabulary Words: Medicine and Medical Conditions

Vocabulary Words: Medicine and Medical Conditions

This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with ... (more)

This list presents a basic set of vocabulary words that deal with categories of medicine and medical conditions like colds, influenza, and pain. The majority of words contained within the website are nouns, and some verbs are interspersed. The words and verbs are presented in both Modern Standard Arabic and Egyptian colloquial Arabic. All of the words feature Arabic script and transliteration. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Reference
Collection:
Arabic Language Learning
Provider:
Arabic Desert Sky
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Changing the Face of Medicine

Changing the Face of Medicine

This exhibition honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. Women ... (more)

This exhibition honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. Women physicians have excelled in many diverse medical careers. Some have advanced the field of surgery by developing innovative procedures. Some have won the Nobel prize. Others have brought new attention to the health and well-being of children. Many have reemphasized the art of healing and the roles of culture and spirituality in medicine. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Collection:
National Library of Medicine
Provider:
National Library of Medicine
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CTE Health Sciences: Medication Dosage

CTE Health Sciences: Medication Dosage

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health ... (more)

This task was developed by high school and postsecondary mathematics and health sciences educators, and validated by content experts in the Common Core State Standards in mathematics and the National Career Clusters Knowledge & Skills Statements. It was developed with the purpose of demonstrating how the Common Core and CTE Knowledge & Skills Statements can be integrated into classroom learning - and to provide classroom teachers with a truly authentic task for either mathematics or CTE courses. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Career Technical Education
Provider:
National Association of State Directors, Career Technical Education Consortium
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PLoS Medicine

PLoS Medicine

PLoS Medicine is an international, multidisciplinary medical journal that publishes outstanding human ... (more)

PLoS Medicine is an international, multidisciplinary medical journal that publishes outstanding human studies that substantially enhance the understanding of human health and disease. PLoS Medicine aims to promote translation of basic research into clinical investigation, and of clinical evidence into practice. PLoS Medicine encourages papers that cross disciplines. (less)

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Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Other
Collection:
Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Provider:
Public Library of Science
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Population Medicine

Population Medicine

Back in simpler times, doctors took care of their patients one visit ... (more)

Back in simpler times, doctors took care of their patients one visit at a time. Rarely did they feel compelled to pay much attention to the larger communities to which their patients belonged. That was left to public health professionals, if they existed. More recently, however, it's become abundantly clear that practicing high quality, cost-effective medicine requires us to look beyond our patients to see a whole population of people in need of our attention. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Other
Collection:
Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Tufts School of Medicine
Author:
Margo Woods
Richard Dupee
Richard Glickman-Simon
Ruth Palombo
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Contributions of Ibn Al-Nafis to the progress of medicine and urology. A study and translations from his medical works

Contributions of Ibn Al-Nafis to the progress of medicine and urology. A study and translations from his medical works

This primary-source study of 4 medical works of the 13th century Muslim ... (more)

This primary-source study of 4 medical works of the 13th century Muslim scholar Ibn Al-Nafis confirmed that his Kitab Al-Mujaz Fi Al-Tibb was authored as an independent book meant to be a handbook for medical students and practitioners not as an epitome of Kitab Al-Qanun of Ibn Sina as thought by recent historians. His huge medical encyclopedia, Al-Shamil, represents a wave of intense scientific activity that spread among the scholars of Cairo and Damascus following the massive destruction of books by Hulako's Army during the devastation of Baghdad in 1258. Like his predecessors in the Islamic Era, Ibn Al-Nafis critically appraised the views of scholars before him in the light of his own experimentation and direct observations. Accordingly, in his books Sharh Tashreeh Al-Qanun, Risalat al-Aadaa and Al-Risalah Al-Kameleyyah, we find the first description of the coronary vessels and the true concept of the blood supply of the heart as well as the correct description of the pulmonary circulation and the beginnings of the proper understanding of the systemic circulation. Those discoveries of Ibn Al-Nafis, translated to Latin by Andreas Alpagus printed in Venice in 1547, appeared, 6 years later, in the Christianismi Restituto of Servetus and, in 1555, in the De Fabrica Humani Corporis of Vesalius 2nd edition then in the works of Valvarde 1554, Columbus 1559, Cesalpino 1571, and finally Harvey in 1628. Furthermore, this study documented several other contributions of Ibn Al-Nafis to the progress of human functional anatomy and to advances in medical and surgical practice. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Video Lectures
Collection:
SciVee
Provider:
SciVee
Author:
rabie
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Nutrition and Medicine

Nutrition and Medicine

Only 25% of US medical schools have a required nutrition course. Tufts ... (more)

Only 25% of US medical schools have a required nutrition course. Tufts provides such a course with 25 hours of instruction as lectures and small group activities. The course spans the theoretical to the clinical aspects of nutrition. The student learns to obtain information and knowledge, develop the ability to interpret and evaluate current nutrition research, and develop critical thinking skills on the use of nutrition in medical care. Small group assignments include: making a personal dietary assessment, trying a dietary change based on the DASH diet (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension), and interviewing a subject to obtain information on current eating patterns (with evaluation of this intake and dietary recommendations developed as a report). The "4 Messages" from the DASH diet are used as the overall unifying nutrition messages for the general US population and those at risk or with problems of hypertension, obesity, cardiovascular disease, or type 2 diabetes. Also addressed is the the role of exercise and the identification of behavioral skills from the perspective of the physician and the patient in order to successfully achieve a change in lifestyle for better health. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Other
Collection:
Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Tufts School of Medicine
Author:
Anastassios G. Pittas
Joel Mason
Katherine Tucker
Kristy Hendricks
Margo Woods
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Medicine II

Medicine II

This course, year two of a three year medical course, provides the ... (more)

This course, year two of a three year medical course, provides the dental student with a more in-depth understanding of the pathology of the bodily systems with special emphasis on the oral cavity in lectures given by specialists. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Collection:
Tufts University OpenCourseWare
Provider:
Tufts School of Medicine
Author:
Arthur R. Rabson
Brian Downey
Geoffrey Wing-Lynn Chan
Hedy Smith
Jeffrey T. Cooper
Joanne Brewer
Kanchan Ganda
Raymond Lui
Richard D. Siegel
Robert A. Kalish
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The Medicinal Use of Marijuana: An Intimate Debate Case

The Medicinal Use of Marijuana: An Intimate Debate Case

Whether marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes has been contested for ... (more)

Whether marijuana should be legalized for medicinal purposes has been contested for decades. The claims, counter-claims, issues, and judgments in this high profile controversy make it an excellent candidate for "intimate debate." While similar to traditional debating formats and ground-rules, the method of intimate debate has important differences. There is no audience, each student argues each side of the issue seated across from their opponents in pairs, and the session concludes with opposing teams reaching consensus. The case is suitable for any course where medical issues and social issues of science are discussed and in any classroom setting, from high school to professional school programs such as nursing and pharmacy. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Author:
Clyde Freeman Herreid
Kristie DuRei
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Treating Ed: A Medical Ethics Case Study

Treating Ed: A Medical Ethics Case Study

Ed is dying. How should his wishes for medical treatment be carried ... (more)

Ed is dying. How should his wishes for medical treatment be carried out? As the case unfolds, students explore the rights and responsibilities of doctors, patients, and patient representatives regarding difficult medical decisions. Specifically, students consider the ramifications of Advance Directives and Durable Powers of Attorney. The case was written for an introductory biology course, but could easily be used in or modified for a human anatomy and physiology, introductory nursing, or medical ethics course. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Author:
Eric Ribbens
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Shannon and Jake: An Application of Medical Ethics Principles

Shannon and Jake: An Application of Medical Ethics Principles

This case was developed to teach first-year medical students the basics of ... (more)

This case was developed to teach first-year medical students the basics of medical ethics. It describes a situation in which a family physician is treating a teenage patient for a sexually transmitted disease. Based on information she gives him, he is concerned not only for her health and welfare, but also for the health and welfare of others. Students read the case and discuss the choices the doctor might make using the ethical principles of autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. Students then develop a rationale for the physician acting according to one of the ethical principles identified, and prepare a debate for the class supporting the rationale. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Author:
Doug Knutson
Doug M. Post
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The Case of the Crying Baby: Surgical vs. Medical Management

The Case of the Crying Baby: Surgical vs. Medical Management

The parents of a six-week-old baby girl know there is something seriously ... (more)

The parents of a six-week-old baby girl know there is something seriously wrong with their child, but it takes a number of frustrating visits to the pediatrician before they finally get a correct diagnosis. Once they do, the parents must decide whether they want to seek a surgical solution or rely on a course of medical treatment for their daughter. Best suited for classes in pharmacology, nursing, or medicine, this case could also be used in a basic biology or anatomy course. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Author:
Kari A. Mergenhagen
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Hippocrates: Online medical tutorials - Case study

Hippocrates: Online medical tutorials - Case study

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/9Ml13Z from the Learning ... (more)

Download the supporting PDF file for this episode http://bit.ly/9Ml13Z from the Learning to Teach Online project website.This Learning to Teach Online case study aims to demonstrate how the effective use of simple 'just in time' style online tutorials, stringently prepared and designed to support the needs of the students, can positively impact student learning when used in conjunction with traditional teaching approaches. Stephanie Eckoldt and Dominic Alder from the University of Bristol examine the reasons why they adopted an online supported teaching approach, and discuss key considerations in the planning and use of online tutorials. It is hoped that teachers in a wide range of different disciplines will be able to relate how the use of online tutorials would be of benefit to their own students' learning. Any teachers or students studying medicine and surgery are freely able to access and use the Hippocrates online tutorials. (less)

Subject:
Arts
Business
Humanities
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Case Study
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Video Lectures
Collection:
Learning to Teach Online
Provider:
COFA Online
Author:
Simon McIntyre Karin Watson
Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative

Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative

Current emergency care in Ghana is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive ... (more)

Current emergency care in Ghana is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive care and high morbidity and mortality. The Ghanaian government has recently invested in physical infrastructure for emergency care at major teaching hospitals, but the human resources to provide care are inadequate. To address this need, theĘGhana Emergency Medicine CollaborativeĘhas proposed an innovative training program focused on medical students, nurses, and residents with the formation of a new faculty for sustainable training. This program will train emergency medicine personnel in injury and acute medical illness management, expose trainees to research methodology, administrative and leadership aspects of emergency medicine. This program receives funding from theĘMedical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Video Lectures
Collection:
African Health OER Network
Provider:
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Author:
Rockefeller Oteng
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Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative

Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative

Current emergency care in Ghana is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive ... (more)

Current emergency care in Ghana is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive care and high morbidity and mortality. The Ghanaian government has recently invested in physical infrastructure for emergency care at major teaching hospitals, but the human resources to provide care are inadequate. To address this need, theĘGhana Emergency Medicine CollaborativeĘhas proposed an innovative training program focused on medical students, nurses, and residents with the formation of a new faculty for sustainable training. This program will train emergency medicine personnel in injury and acute medical illness management, expose trainees to research methodology, administrative and leadership aspects of emergency medicine. This program receives funding from theĘMedical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Video Lectures
Collection:
African Health OER Network
Provider:
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Author:
Rockefeller Oteng
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Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative

Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative

Current emergency care in Ghana is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive ... (more)

Current emergency care in Ghana is sub-optimal with significant delays to definitive care and high morbidity and mortality. The Ghanaian government has recently invested in physical infrastructure for emergency care at major teaching hospitals, but the human resources to provide care are inadequate. To address this need, theĘGhana Emergency Medicine CollaborativeĘhas proposed an innovative training program focused on medical students, nurses, and residents with the formation of a new faculty for sustainable training. This program will train emergency medicine personnel in injury and acute medical illness management, expose trainees to research methodology, administrative and leadership aspects of emergency medicine. This program receives funding from theĘMedical Education Partnership Initiative (MEPI). (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Video Lectures
Collection:
African Health OER Network
Provider:
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Author:
Nate Brouwer
Rockefeller Oteng,ĘRichard Redman,ĘSue Anne Bell
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Medical Computing, Spring 2003

Medical Computing, Spring 2003

The focus of the course is on medical science and practice in ... (more)

The focus of the course is on medical science and practice in the age of automation and the genome, both present and future. It includes an analysis of the computational needs of clinical medicine, a review systems and approaches that have been used to support those needs, and an examination of new technologies. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
Ohno-Machado, Lucila
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Medical Instrumentation

Medical Instrumentation

Students will discuss the special considerations that must be made when dealing ... (more)

Students will discuss the special considerations that must be made when dealing with the human body, and will gain an appreciation for the amazing devices that have improved our quality of life. They will also explore how " čĎForm Fits Function'. This lesson should serve as a starting point for students to begin to ponder how the medical devices in their everyday lives actually work. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Collection:
TeachEngineering
Provider:
Techtronics Program, Duke University
Author:
Emily McDowell
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Uretero What?  A Systems-Level View of a Pregnancy with Medical Complications

Uretero What? A Systems-Level View of a Pregnancy with Medical Complications

This case study follows a woman faced with a series of difficult ... (more)

This case study follows a woman faced with a series of difficult medical decisions. Students apply systems-level physiology as they explore a pregnancy with medical complications and discuss situations involving life-changing decisions prompted by modern medical technologies. This case could be used in an advanced biology course at the high school level, or in undergraduate courses in general biology, human anatomy and physiology, human health, human sexuality, medical ethics, sociology, or women’s studies. The case study also would be applicable to first-year medical students in a course in medical physiology as well as students in nurse practitioner, midwifery, or physician's assistant programs. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Collection:
Case Study Teaching in Science
Provider:
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Author:
Laura Y. Lorentzen
Youssef Kousa
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.desu si egaugnal gnimmargorp avaJ ehT .gninnalp dna ,tnemeganam ,ecneics ,gnireenigne ni ... (more)

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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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