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Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases
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Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of ...

Introduces the basic methods for infectious disease epidemiology and case studies of important disease syndromes and entities. Methods include definitions and nomenclature, outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, case-control studies, cohort studies, laboratory diagnosis, molecular epidemiology, dynamics of transmission, and assessment of vaccine field effectiveness. Case-studies focus on acute respiratory infections, diarrheal diseases, hepatitis, HIV, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, malaria, and other vector-borne diseases.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Case Study
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Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kenrad Nelson
Exploration of the Americas
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This collection uses primary sources to explore early exploration of the Americas. ...

This collection uses primary sources to explore early exploration of the Americas. Digital Public Library of America Primary Source Sets are designed to help students develop their critical thinking skills and draw diverse material from libraries, archives, and museums across the United States. Each set includes an overview, ten to fifteen primary sources, links to related resources, and a teaching guide. These sets were created and reviewed by the teachers on the DPLA's Education Advisory Committee.

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U.S. History
World History
Ethnic Studies
Material Type:
Primary Source
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Digital Public Library of America
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Primary Source Sets
Author:
Kerry Dunne
Florida Seafood & Aquaculture
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Official web site of the Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing, offering ...

Official web site of the Bureau of Seafood and Aquaculture Marketing, offering seafood information for both consumers and the industry to help buy, sell and market Florida seafood and aquaculture products. Provides promotional materials, supplier directories, and training for retailers, food service, wholesalers, processors, fishermen and aquaculturists. Also includes internet links, recipes, news, calendar of seafood festivals, brochures, clip art, audio and video. Includes both freshwater and marine species culture.

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Education
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Astronomy
Oceanography
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Images and Illustrations
Reference
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UCAR
UCAR Staff
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research
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Bridge: Sea Grant Ocean Sciences Resources Center
Fruity-Glows: Pictures of Health on a Microarray Canvas
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In this activity, learners apply the concepts of pixilation and pointillism to ...

In this activity, learners apply the concepts of pixilation and pointillism to the world of biomedical science. They learn how DNA microarrays and supercomputers help in disease detection by organizing large amounts of data points from our human genome. Learners discover that categories of disease can be sorted based on color-coded expression level patterns on microarrays. In particular, learners evaluate what genes are turned on and off in a patient suffering from a particular disease. Learners use Cheerios stacks to create microarrays and simulate the gene matching (hybridization) process that happens in cells.

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Computer Science
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Mathematics
Chemistry
Physics
Anthropology
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Activities and Labs
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Simulations
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Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
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SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
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Arizona Science Center
Science Education Partnership Award, National Institutes of Health
Grand Convergence: Aligning Technologies & Realities in Global Health
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In this PLOS Collection, global health leaders chart the path to a ...

In this PLOS Collection, global health leaders chart the path to a dramatic reduction in the global burden of disease by 2035. This ambitious convergence in global health will require strategic investments in research and development as well as an aggressive scale-up of health-care delivery systems to ensure that existing health tools and services reach those who need them. “Grand Convergence: Aligning Technologies and Realities in Global Health” describes how to reduce avertable infectious, maternal, and child deaths down to universally low levels within a generation by aggressively scaling up health tools and continuing to invest in the tools of tomorrow. 

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Data
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Medicine and Health Sciences
Growing Germs in a Petri Dish
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This activity provides a hands-on demonstration of how disease is caused by ...

This activity provides a hands-on demonstration of how disease is caused by other organisms and spread through contact with hard surfaces. Students will swab several hard surfaces in the classroom/school and touch them to a Petri dish. Petri dishes are left for 3 days to allow anything that was on the hard surfaces to grow.

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Activities and Labs
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Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
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SEEK
Health rules!: fitness and nutrition for kids
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In this publication, you will find web sites that provide information for ...

In this publication, you will find web sites that provide information for teachers as well as lesson plans and activities for use in the classroom. In addition to looking at how we can help children to establish good habits, you will find web sites that look at the health issues facing preteens and teenagers today. How many kids need help evaluating their diets and taking a good look at their food consumption? Most likely all of them. With this in mind, there will be many opportunities to examine current guidelines for a healthy diet and to discuss the impact weight gain has on the body image of young people.

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Nutrition
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Ohio State University
Provider Set:
Middle School Portal
Author:
Andy Ault
Carolyn Hamilton
Janet Kahkonen Keppler
Heart Disease: America's Leading Cause of Death
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Learn why heart disease, a largely preventable condition, is the leading cause ...

Learn why heart disease, a largely preventable condition, is the leading cause of death in this country today, in this video adapted from The Hidden Epidemic: Heart Disease in America.

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Life Science
Provider:
PBS LearningMedia
Provider Set:
PBS Learning Media Common Core Collection
Author:
NIEHS
WGBH Educational Foundation
Heart to Heart
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Students learn about the form and function of the human heart through ...

Students learn about the form and function of the human heart through lecture, research and dissection. They brainstorm ideas that pertain to various heart conditions and organize these ideas into categories that help them research possible solutions. An expert in the field of cardiac valve research was interviewed for this lesson and shares his ideas with the class. Students conclude by researching various possible heart defects.

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Engineering
Life Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
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TeachEngineering
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TeachEngineering
Author:
Carleigh Samson
Janet Yowell
Michael Duplessis
TeachEngineering.org
VU Bioengineering RET Program,
the History of Medicine: A Scottish Perspective
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In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly ...

In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most European countries, as a universal right, but what was it like in the past? How did social and political boundaries affect health care?

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Readings
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The Open University
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Open University OpenLearn
Home Economics
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Many people think that food is eaten only because it satisfies hunger. ...

Many people think that food is eaten only because it satisfies hunger. They do not regard food as something that keeps them healthy. One of a caterer's concern is to provide food which can help nourish the body and protect it against disease. This unit would equip you with the necessary knowledge to provide healthy and nutritious meals for your customers.

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Economics
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Activities and Labs
Full Course
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WikiEducator
The Human Microbiome Project
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The healthy adult body hosts ten times as many microbial cells as ...

The healthy adult body hosts ten times as many microbial cells as human cells.The metagenome carried collectively by these microbial communities dwarfs the human genome in size, and their influences on normal development, diet and obesity, immunity, and disease are under active research. Funded by the National Institutes of Health Common Fund, the Human Microbiome Project (HMP) was established to provide a comprehensive baseline of the microbial diversity at 18 different human body sites.These data join resources generated by computational tool development for analysis of the microbiome, research on the ethical, legal, and social implications of the microbiota, technology development for investigating these microbial communities, and a range of disease-focused microbiome demonstration projects.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Data
Primary Source
Provider:
Public Library of Science
Provider Set:
Medicine and Health Sciences
Immunology
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Immunology is the study of our immune system, a highly sophisticated system ...

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)

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Assessments
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Textbooks
Video Lectures
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Immunology Crossword Puzzle
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Try your hand at this immunology crossword puzzle that uses vocabulary from ...

Try your hand at this immunology crossword puzzle that uses vocabulary from CELLS alive! If you have trouble, use the "Search this Site" engine in the lefthand menu. Good Luck!

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Education
Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Provider:
SMARTR
Provider Set:
SMARTR: Virtual Learning Experiences for Youth
Inferential statistics
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In many epidemiological studies, it is not possible to include every individual ...

In many epidemiological studies, it is not possible to include every individual in a population. Rather, a sample of individuals is collected. This may be take the form of a survey, a cross-sectional study, a randomised controlled trial, and so on. The important issue is that not every individual in the source population is included, which means that random, or sampling, error and biases may be introduced. These affect our ability to extrapolate our results (whether descriptive or analytic in nature) to the source population. However, the aim of most studies is to draw some conclusion about the source population, using the results obtained from the sample. This requires the use of statistical methodology in a process known as inferential statistical analysis, and is commonly used in epidemiological investigations.

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Life Science
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Readings
Provider:
WikiVet
Provider Set:
Veterinary Epidemiology
It's a Connected World: The Beauty of Network Science
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Students learn about complex networks and how to use graphs to represent ...

Students learn about complex networks and how to use graphs to represent them. They also learn that graph theory is a useful part of mathematics for studying complex networks in diverse applications of science and engineering, including neural networks in the brain, biochemical reaction networks in cells, communication networks, such as the internet, and social networks. Students are also introduced to random processes on networks. An illustrative example shows how a random process can be used to represent the spread of an infectious disease, such as the flu, on a social network of students, and demonstrates how scientists and engineers use mathematics and computers to model and simulate random processes on complex networks for the purposes of learning more about our world and creating solutions to improve our health, happiness and safety.

Subject:
Engineering
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Unit of Study
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Complex Systems Science Laboratory,
Debbie Jenkinson and Susan Frennesson, The Pine School, Stuart, FL
Garrett Jenkinson and John Goutsias, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
TeachEngineering.org
Language & Life Sciences: Drugs of the Future
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New understanding of human genetics will not only make it easier to ...

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.

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Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Provider Set:
U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs
Author:
Donna M. Brinton, Christine Holten, Jodi L. Nooyen
Life Size: What's in a microbe?
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In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the ...

In this activity on page 3 of the PDF, learners visualize the relative size and structural differences between microbes that have the potential to cause disease. Learners work in groups and use simple materials to build scale models of different types of viruses. This activity can be preceded by "Line 'em up!", the first activity in this resource, located on page 1 of the PDF.

Subject:
Engineering
Education
Life Science
Biology
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Data
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Provider:
Science and Math Informal Learning Educators (SMILE)
Provider Set:
SMILE Pathway: Science and Math Activities in One Search
Author:
Julie Yu
National Science Foundation
The Exploratorium