The course consists of lectures, readings, discussions, panels of guest speakers, group and individual projects. The purpose of the lectures, readings, discussion and panels of guest speakers is to explore a variety of aspects of adolescence and adolescent health. The group and individual projects are meant to help students develop skills to work in multi-disciplinary teams and analyze adolescent health concerns through conceptual frameworks and recommend effective solutions through interventions.
Healthcare professionals around the world are experiencing increasing pressures from patients, communities, governments and payers to demonstrate value. Controlling costs, providing high quality outcomes, assuring access, and enhancing patient satisfaction have become leading issues. In addition, services increasingly are provided within the context of multi-disciplinary teams and complex organizational and financial arrangements. Fiscal and other resource constraints abound. Meeting these challenges within healthcare settings requires leadership and managerial skills in addition to clinical expertise.
Newly revised in 2012! This easy-to-read booklet is perfect for teachers, coaches, and families who want to help students with asthma take part in sports and physical activities. Discusses how to help students control their asthma and follow an asthma action plan. Also explains how to manage asthma triggers, ensure students have access to their asthma medicines, recognize worsening asthma symptoms and take action, and modify activities based on a childs asthma status. Includes sample asthma action plans and information about using a peak flow meter, metered-dose inhaler, and dry powder inhaler.
This highly engaging, flexible (1-4 class periods), inquiry-based curriculum module focuses on the science and impact of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). This curriculum, developed by researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill as well as teachers and other educational consultants, includes guided teacher instructions for implementation, data tables and background materials, a video with guided lab instruction and background on FAS, a post-assessment game and hands-on experiment involving varying concentration levels of ethanol and the growth and development of brine shrimp. (National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism)
This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their research is making a difference to our global future. The series will be of interest to people who are concerned about the future for the planet, how civilisation will adapt to emerging problems and issues such as climate change, over population, increased urbanisation of populations and the creation of vaccines to fight against future pandemics. The Oxford Martin School academics explain their various research topics in an accessible and thoughtful way and try to find practical solutions to these issues.
A comprehensive collection of multimedia resources and inquiry-based activities tied to the National Science Education Standards help teachers and students learn about the structure, function and cognitive aspects of the human brain. The packet includes a teacher's manual, student manual, DVD of videos, and a CDROM of accompanying materials. (National Institute of Mental Health)
In this lesson students will listen to a story of a boy with chicken pox and participate in a class discussion of chicken pox and what to do when you have a contagious disease. They will incorporate math by graphing who in the class has had the disease. They will draw chicken pox on an outline of a child, then practice mathematical concepts with the spots.
This course focuses on the core processes of growth and development in early to middle childhood. Considers developmental theories, issues and research findings related to physical growth and cognitive, emotional, and social development. Considers appropriate instruments to assess growth and development. Evaluates efficacy of popular early intervention programs designed to enhance development in at-risk populations of children.
A 24-page booklet that showcases the exciting ways that scientists are using the power of computers to expand our knowledge of biology and medicine. (National Institute of General Medical Sciences)
This lecture series features faculty who have been recently promoted to Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In these presenteations, the lecturers address challenging public health issues of the day and report on lessons learned from their own research and experience in the field.
This unit can vary according to the teacher, the children and the time allotted. It can take up to two weeks or as short as 1 week. Each step can lead to other avenues. Feel free to eliminate or use what would be successful for your children.
The Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition Pathway focuses on three specializations centered on the science of food in food prepartation and development and its relationship to the health and well-being of individuals. Students pursuing this career pathway learn observational and analytical skills in food safety and sanitation; the chemistry of food; chemical and biological processes; functional and nutritional components of food; sensory evaluation; guidelines for a healthy diet; the psychology of food and eating; specialized diet planning; food production and processing; and packaging and product development.
Lectures by current practitioners of cancer prevention control in clinical oncology cover the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention/screening measures used for cancers such as lung, breast, prostate, colon/rectal, etc.
Health Informatics is an emerging field that fosters the acquisition, storage, retrieval and use of information within health care. As information technology advancements become more integral to health care, the demand for health care professionals who can employ and utilize health data is increasing. Health Informatics plays a critical role in enhancing the quality of consumer care, reducing health care costs and providing healthcare access in rural areas. Health Informatics specialty areas include electronic health records, health care insurance billing, telemedicine, and health care delivery systems, including laboratory and public health.The standards for the Health Informatics pathway and related courses apply to occupations and functions in health information systems and the delivery of healthcare. The standards specify the knowledge and skills common to occupations in this pathway. Students participating in a solid Health Informatics program, can expect to understand patient privacy laws, health care legal and policy issues, front and back office data systems, health information insurance billing, troubleshooting and problem solving, and terminology. Additionally, students will learn different clinical applications in medicine, nursing, pharmacology, laboratory, and public health.
Although mom controls the oxygen source, the fetus has a couple of clever tricks to get the most oxygen possible! Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.
Learn how the needs of the fetus are met by the placenta, which is a special organ that belongs to both the mother and the fetus! Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy.
Using the stethoscope to check blood pressure is a technique thatŐs been used for >100 years! Blood pressure is one of the major vital signs frequently measured by health care workers, and it tells us a lot about our blood circulation. Learn what blood pressure is, how it relates to resistance in a tube, why it is necessary to get oxygen to your cells, and how it can change as you age. WeŐll finally put it all together by relating pressure, flow, and resistance in one awesome equation!
The human body enjoys stability. For example, if your blood pressure changes, the body puts a couple of brilliant systems into motion in order to respond and bring your blood pressure back to normal. There are some quick responses using nerves and some slower responses using hormones. The system using hormones is sometimes called the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone-system (RAAS), which is the main system in the body for controlling blood pressure. When your blood pressure drops too low or gets too high, your kidneys, liver, and pituitary gland (part of your brain) talk to each other to solve the problem. They do this without you even noticing! Learn how the body knows when the blood pressure has changed, and how hormones like angiotensin 2, aldosterone, and ADH help return blood pressure to back to normal.
This lecture summarizes Professor Leiyu Shi's recent work on primary care, the definition of primary care, and his research rationale and framework. It includes a close look at international primary care studies, US primary care studies, Metropolitan Statistical Area analyses, county-level studies, multi-level studies, meta-analyses, and US health center studies.
Introduction to Biostatistics provides an introduction to selected important topics in biostatistical concepts and reasoning. This course represents an introduction to the field and provides a survey of data and data types. Specific topics include tools for describing central tendency and variability in data; methods for performing inference on population means and proportions via sample data; statistical hypothesis testing and its application to group comparisons; issues of power and sample size in study designs; and random sample and other study types. While there are some formulae and computational elements to the course, the emphasis is on interpretation and concepts.
This course Introduces students to ethics concepts as they apply to questions and challenges in conducting human subject research. The aim is to increase students' knowledge and skills to recognize and consider ethical issues that arise in the conduct of human subject research. The course was designed for clinical investigators in India who will likely collaborate with US investigators; it therefore includes a discussion of US and Indian regulatory requirements relevant to the conduct of collaborative research.
This course teaches students to frame public health issues using a life course perspective. Introduces and examines basic principles of human development across the life span, from the prenatal period through senescence, and the idea that health outcomes reflect developmental processes. Provides a conceptual framework with which to understand the interrelationships among biological, psychological, and social factors and their influence on development and health. Also illustrates the application of this perspective to gain a critical understanding of public health issues.
This reading seminar focusing on male adolescent health and sexual issues and explores the meaning of masculinity and the impact of masculine beliefs on men's health and health care use. Students critique the literature and explore methods to design interventions working within a masculinity framework to improve men's health outcomes.
The Medical Assisting program prepares the student for employment in physician's offices and clinics. Medical Assistants help physicians by doing tasks to assist in the treatment and examination of the patient. They provide for the efficient operation of a doctor's office and some may specialize in the back office, while others may choose to work in the front office.The Medical Assisting Core provides information and skills common to all medical assistants. The student gains essential competencies and accumulates a body of knowledge that provides a foundation for movement into the administrative or clinical segments of the program. Course content includes: career orientation, medical terminology, body structure and function, law and ethics, emergency care, communications and interpersonal skills, community resources, health, and job preparedness.The Medical Assisting Clinical segment provides the student with the technical knowledge required to work in the "back office". Course content includes medical/surgical asepsis, assisting with the physical examination, office surgery, electrocardiography, administration of medications, basic laboratory skills, assisting with diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, and specialized medical practice.
This competency-based core course is designed for all students seeking a career in the health care field. The course will focus on the concepts and principles of the structure, function and systems of the human body in relationship to human growth and development. Students will learn to recognize problem situations in health care settings as relate to direct and indirect patient care and they will demonstrate the use of critical and creative thinking skills and logical reasoning for problem resolution.Safety issues, ethical considerations, legal constraints and professional codes will be presented and discussed throughout the course. Students will use the knowledge of disease prevention for the maintenance of optimal health.Integrated throughout the course are career preparation standards, which include basic academic skills, communication, interpersonal skills, problem solving, workplace safety, technology, and employment literacy.
Links for Parents to use at home and then links for Teachers to use at different grade levels (National Institute on Drug Abuse)