Chemistry is the study of matter and the ways in which different forms of matter combine with each other
This unit looks at two topics that are of immense worldwide social, economic, ethical, and political importance -"addiction' and"neural ageing'. You will develop a Master's level approach to the study of specific issues within these two important subject areas.
What impact does alcohol have on the body? From a"hangover' to cirrhosis this unit looks at the harmful effects of alcohol both in the short and long term.
Students will be able to describe the major groups of animal nutrients for animals, sources of nutrients in animal feed, and how each nutrient is used by animals
Learners will be able to (a) list and categorize the essential plant nutrients, (b) describe primary nutrients functions, and (c) identify symptoms of primary nutrient deficiency in plants
This open short course is offered through Oregon State University (OSU) Open Oregon State. The learning modules in this short course are open, self-study learning modules with no live instructor, facilitator, or enrollment requirements, as these self-paced modules are made publicly visible (student data will remain private) in Canvas. Modules include mental health and well-being, purpose(career) well-being, mindset, personal strengths, and mindfulness meditation
Providing an overview of current issues in UK science education, this unit examines what type of science the curriculum should cover and for what purpose. The unit will introduce you to practical problems in the delivery of an effective science curriculum, and particular questions at all three educational tiers - primary, secondary and tertiary - will be touched on.
What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written?This unit will help you to discover the intricacies of the play and recognise how a knowledge of the historical and political background of the time can lead to a very different understanding of the author's intended meaning.
Students will define colorblind racism; identify the four frames through which colorblind racism operates; discern the effects of colorblindness in practice-particularly its negative aspects; and identify alternatives to colorblindness
Are you interested in creating your own open educational resources? This unit will help you to write a learning unit and provide you with links to various resources for open-learning materials. You will learn about the different purposes of self-instruction and receive advice about the techniques and strategies to help the learner.
This activity will help students understand how the enzyme telomerase works to solve the "end replication problem."
Have you ever wondered what skills are needed to get the most out of reading social science materials? This unit looks at how reading skills are developed and provides three questions that should be kept in mind when working through Social Science texts and extracts.
Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This text explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.
Human communication is vastly more complex than that of any other species we know about. It is so complex that linguists are only just beginning to identify the processes in the brain that are related to understanding language. This unit looks at how language is understood by taking an interdisciplinary approach.
Students will learn how a Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) instrument works
Do the advances in information technology equate to a new industrial revolution? The advances by IBM, Dell and many other manufacturers have resulted in massive changes to our working lives. This unit looks at whether it is possible to predict the future of this industry by comparing it to the development of the automobile industry in the USA.
Learners will be able to 1) describe different integrated pest management techniques for controlling agricultural pests and 2) identify environmental/economical advantages and disadvantages of different pest management methods
Students will be able to describe specific team-based actions and skills that empower healthcare providers to deliver participatory, patient/client-centered care
Students will be able to describe the scope of practice, roles, and unique contributions of various health care professions.
Social work is a vital element in how our society cares for those in need. This unit looks at the meaning of"social work values' as well as the different approaches to social work and the skills involved.
This unit examines the philosophical questions surrounding the mind. You will examine how beliefs have changed over the centuries and be able to contrast the views of Descartes with more modern ideas.
A decade ago, the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism hit the media. Fear of the vaccine spread rapidly and, despite an almost unanimous consensus that the claim was unfounded, still persists today. In this unit, we'll examine why this controversy took on such a life of its own and why parents still agonise about the vaccine.
How do we become individuals? This unit looks at how genes and the environment interact making each of us unique. Looking at the period between conception and birth you will examine the issues of nature or nurture to see which has the greatest impact.
Students will learn about a technique called microarray that measures changes in mRNA
An interactive timeline telling the historical stories, activism, and accomplishments of underserved and underrepresented communities at Oregon State University
Passive Sampling Device (PSD) Technologies provides an overview of personal passive sampling, the stationary air sampler as a research tool, and the water and sediment samplers as research tools.
We have created this free collection of resources in an effort to share with the world the amazing potential for making positive change that Permaculture design has to offer. Permaculture design is a method of landscape planning that can be applied to anything, from a home garden or farm to a city block or entire village. Permaculture design is an ethically based, whole-systems design approach to create sustainable human settlements and institutions. Although rooted in horticulture and agriculture, permaculture design also touches on regional planning, ecology, animal husbandry, technology, architecture and international development.
The student will learn proper handwashing methods to keep people safe and healthy
Can the concept of human rights be applied across borders or are rights culturally specific? Is it realistic, or even desirable, to aim at an international system based on universal principles of justice? This unit takes a critical view of the assumption that"rights are a good thing' and looks at the problems that arise when they are applied in the international arena.
Within the field of social sciences the terms social construction and social constructionism are frequently used, particularly in relation to social policy. This unit will enable you to achieve a greater definition and understanding of these terms.
Students will be able to describe the types of soil erosion and explain the methods for prevention
Students will explore the engineering challenges of providing access to clean water, identify the issues surrounding clean water, listen to experts, and learn about future work
A kind of graphic novel within a mobility table where students can explore processes of mobility, discrimination, privilege, and power -- whatever maintains, grows or reduces social inequality.