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Health and Hygiene Education

The design team of BIOE 260: Introduction to Global Health Issues, created ... (more)

The design team of BIOE 260: Introduction to Global Health Issues, created a health-science curriculum that focuses on the needs of a primary school in Terrier Rouge, Haiti. The activities are designed to be relevant to local health issues, use locally available resources, maintain cultural sensitivity, and foster participation and comprehension. The activities cover a range of lessons including water purification, the importance of hand washing, and general anatomy of the human body. The program will culminate in a showcase where the students can present what they have learned to their families. Although these activities were designed for a specific group of students, the lessons could easily be adapted for a different community. Guidance and support were provided by Dr. Rebecca Richards-Kortum, Monica Dyer, Janet Wheeler, Soizic Bonnet, Dan Erchick, Rose Thelus, Allison Lipper, and Yvette Mirabal. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Readings
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
Connexions
Author:
Allison Lipper
Occupational Health and Vulnerable Worker Populations
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Occupational Health and Vulnerable Worker Populations

This course discusses occupational health program considerations, (including all levels of prevention), ... (more)

This course discusses occupational health program considerations, (including all levels of prevention), for vulnerable populations, using examples such as the health needs of women workers, shift workers, aging workers, families of workers, and workers with chronic diseases and impairments. Focuses on strategies for identifying and removing barriers that affect health and work performance; program development and management responsibilities; and cost issues related to implementing selected preventive and rehabilitative programs. Presents relevant research findings on the ability of vulnerable populations to benefit from safe and healthy working lives. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Readings
Syllabi
Provider:
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Provider Set:
JHSPH OpenCourseWare
Author:
Jacqueline Agnew
Sheila Fitzgerald
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health: Occupational Hygiene
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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health: Occupational Hygiene

First two modules of a two year part-time flexible distance learning course ... (more)

First two modules of a two year part-time flexible distance learning course aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practising occupational health. It includes a residential block release component which consists of between 3 or 4 weeks over the two year cycle for practicum. There will be substantial requirements for homework in the form of assignments and project related work, expected self-directed learning and distance communication between students and teachers extending over the two years.While the course is aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practicing occupational health, it is also suited to selected graduates with appropriate University qualifications in relevant health sciences, as long as these individuals are currently practicing professionally in an occupational health setting. There are 8 modules (the two included here cover Occupational Hygiene and Epidemiology and Biostatistics). Each module has a theme around which the inputs are organised. Teaching inputs are intended to be non-didactic, and to allow student participation wherever possible. Candidates are expected to undertake substantial homework preparation and activities as well as self-directed learning. They will be expected to read widely and intensively around topics, and to provide teaching inputs themselves either directly or by way of specially structured interactive debates and role-play simulations. The content of these activities will include critical appraisal of the occupational health literature, project work, presentations by students as well as epidemiological, bio statistical, toxicological and occupational clinical assignments. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Readings
Unit of Study
Provider:
UCT OpenContent
Provider Set:
OER Africa
Author:
Jonny Myers
Perspectives in Global Health
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Perspectives in Global Health

This course introduces the student to global health concepts and the network ... (more)

This course introduces the student to global health concepts and the network of organizations working to advance health care internationally. Emphasis for this course is on the global burden of disease and determinates of health. It will provide the student with a broad introduction to programs, systems and policies affecting global health. Students will explore facets of the global health care delivery system, health care economics and the political process and its impact on the health of individuals and populations. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Lesson Plans
Syllabi
Other
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Author:
Jody Lori
Investigating Disease Prevention
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Investigating Disease Prevention

These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue ... (more)

These teaching suggestions are designed to support interdisciplinary exploration of the issue of food security. They may be used on their own or to extend students' learning from the WebQuest: Global Issues: Preventing Disease. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Peace Corps
Provider Set:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Occupational Medicine & Toxicology - Module 3
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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Occupational Medicine & Toxicology - Module 3

The third module of a total of 8 modules for a two ... (more)

The third module of a total of 8 modules for a two year part-time flexible distance learning course aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practising occupational health. It includes a residential block release component which consists of between 3 or 4 weeks over the two year cycle for practicum. While the course is aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practicing occupational health, it is also suited to selected graduates with appropriate University qualifications in relevant health sciences, as long as these individuals are currently practicing professionally in an occupational health setting. The third module of a total of 8 modules for a two year part-time flexible distance learning course aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practising occupational health. It includes a residential block release component which consists of between 3 or 4 weeks over the two year cycle for practicum. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Provider:
UCT OpenContent
Provider Set:
OER Africa
Author:
Ehrlich, Rodney
Jeebhay, Mohamed
Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health: Occupational Medicine and Toxicology I
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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health: Occupational Medicine and Toxicology I

The third module of a total of 8 modules for a two ... (more)

The third module of a total of 8 modules for a two year part-time flexible distance learning course aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practising occupational health. It includes a residential block release component which consists of between 3 or 4 weeks over the two year cycle for practicum. While the course is aimed primarily at medical doctors currently practicing occupational health, it is also suited to selected graduates with appropriate University qualifications in relevant health sciences, as long as these individuals are currently practicing professionally in an occupational health setting. There are 8 modules (the two included here cover Occupational Hygiene and Epidemiology and Biostatistics). Each module has a theme around which the inputs are organised. Teaching inputs are intended to be non-didactic, and to allow student participation wherever possible. Candidates are expected to undertake substantial homework preparation and activities as well as self-directed learning. They will be expected to read widely and intensively around topics, and to provide teaching inputs themselves either directly or by way of specially structured interactive debates and role-play simulations. The content of these activities will include critical appraisal of the occupational health literature, project work, presentations by students as well as epidemiological, bio statistical, toxicological and occupational clinical assignments. Module 3 deals with basic occupational medicine and toxicology. Module 4 covers intermediate occupational medicine and toxicology, and Module 5 is advanced occupational medicine and toxicology. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Lesson Plans
Unit of Study
Video Lectures
Provider:
UCT OpenContent
Provider Set:
African Health OER Network
Author:
Jonny Myers
Mohamed Jeebhay
How should limited global health resources be spent?
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How should limited global health resources be spent?

This case study is about limited global health resources and spending priorities ... (more)

This case study is about limited global health resources and spending priorities for those resources. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Educator's Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference
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Educator's Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference

This guide uses biology, health, and world study topics to engage students ... (more)

This guide uses biology, health, and world study topics to engage students in global health issues and solutions from experiential and multidisciplinary perspectives. The guide offers an outline of how to organize and host a "Global Health Conference," and provides suggestions regarding logistics and instructions as well as resource materials for preparing and organizing a student conference. The Global Health Conference is a school event where students present display boards and two-page essays on various countries and their health challenges, very much like a science fair. As a template, the guide can be modified to suit each educator's goals, student needs, and school policies. The guide is designed to involve all students from a single grade level—e.g., all seventh-grade students. However, educators can use pieces from the guide or tailor it to one class or a whole school. We recommend that each educator adapt this guide to the most appropriate scale for his or her own school environment and policies, student needs, and learning outcomes. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Provider:
National Library of Medicine
Provider Set:
National Library of Medicine
Global Health in the Classroom: Lane Community College Workshop
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Global Health in the Classroom: Lane Community College Workshop

The Numbers Count workshop presentation will focus on global health issues surrounding ... (more)

The Numbers Count workshop presentation will focus on global health issues surrounding cancer and emphasize the use of medical data, visualization, and modeling. Lane Community College will host faculty who are interested in introducing more opportunities for quantitative reasoning in biology through contemporary problem solving. This workshop is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Participants will meet in Building 16 in Rooms 117 and 115. We will work in small groups on our own laptops/or computers in the Room 117 to: * explore GapMinder (global data visualization) in graph and mapping modes * learn to use ImageJ (freely available image analysis software from NIH) to record data (areas and diameters) from medical images, and * access our Cyberlearning in Community Colleges user group at http://c3cyberlearning.ning.com/ and learn more about social networking and productivity tools. * download resources including powerpoints, handouts, data and images for use in their own classrooms. In the age of Big Data, students must grapple with mathematical models, tools, and quantitative reasoning as they prepare for the workplace. As science and technology advance, the rapid acquisition of data frames an evolving intersection between mathematics and science. The use of data in our courses must be accompanied by opportunities to develop quantitative reasoning, visualization of data, and familiarity with mathematical models. We will also explore cyberlearning in community colleges as part of the C3 Cyberlearning Project. Please see the schedule for more information. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Claudia Neuhauser (University of Minnesota-Rochester;Health Sciences)
Global Health in the Classroom: Central Virginia CC Numbers Count Workshop
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Global Health in the Classroom: Central Virginia CC Numbers Count Workshop

The Numbers Count Workshop will focus on global health issues surrounding cancer ... (more)

The Numbers Count Workshop will focus on global health issues surrounding cancer and emphasize the use of medical data, visualization, and modeling. Central Virginia Community College will host teachers within the area who are interested in introducing more opportunities for quantitative reasoning in biology through contemporary problem solving. This workshop is funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and co-hosted by the Center for Teaching Excellence at CVCC with thanks to Juville Dario-Becker for her local efforts. Participants will work in small groups on their own laptops to * explore GapMinder (global data visualization) in graph and mapping modes * learn to use ImageJ (freely available image analysis software) to record data, (areas and diameters) from medical images, * build a model of tumor growth in Excel with open discussion and step by step instructions, and * download resources including powerpoints, handouts, journal articles and images for use in their own classrooms. In the age of Big Data, students must grapple with mathematical models, tools, and quantitative reasoning as they prepare for the workplace. As science and technology advance, the rapid acquisition of data frames an evolving intersection between mathematics and science. The use of data in our courses must be accompanied by opportunities to develop quantitative reasoning, visualization of data, and familiarity with mathematical models. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
Claudia Neuhauser (University of Minnesota-Rochester;Health Sciences)
Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice, Spring 2008
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Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice, Spring 2008

Innovation in global health practice requires leaders who are trained to think ... (more)

Innovation in global health practice requires leaders who are trained to think and act like entrepreneurs. Whether at a hospital bedside or in a remote village, global healthcare leaders must understand both the business of running a social venture as well as how to plan for and provide access to life saving medicines and essential health services. Each week, the course features a lecture and skills-based tutorial session led by industry, non-profit foundation, technology, and academic leaders to think outside the box in tackling and solving problems in innovation for global health practice through the rationale design of technology and service solutions. The lectures provide the foundation for faculty-mentored pilot project from MOH, students, or non-profit sponsors that may involve creation of a market or business plan, product development, or a research study design. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Blander, Jeffrey
Demirci, Utkan
MedyMyst: Orientation at O.R.B. Introduction to the six types of pathogens, Koch's Postulates, disease spread, disease prevention measures, and the immune system.
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MedyMyst: Orientation at O.R.B. Introduction to the six types of pathogens, Koch's Postulates, disease spread, disease prevention measures, and the immune system.

This is a problem-based learning adventure game that engages the player in ... (more)

This is a problem-based learning adventure game that engages the player in the role of scientist, historian, and detective. Students get an introduction to infectious diseases and pathogens. At the beginning, the student is presented with a problem that must be solved. During the mission, students conduct field and laboratory investigations with the aid of the MedMyst characters. Each mission can be played within one class period (approximately 30 to 45 minutes) and the knowledge gained from each mission will help students understand how infectious diseases are spread. We recommend that Mission One be played first because it covers the basics and serves as an orientation to the concepts and the characters. However, any of the missions may be chosen to follow Mission One. Each mission is a self-contained problem and may be played without reliance on the other missions. Also available in Spanish. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Life Science
Material Type:
Games
Instructional Material
Simulations
Provider:
Rice Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
Provider Set:
Web Adventures: Explore Science One Game at a Time
Author:
Center for Technology in Teaching and Learning
Asbestiform Fibers: Non-occupational Health Risks
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Asbestiform Fibers: Non-occupational Health Risks

Much of the more than 30 million tons of asbestos used in ... (more)

Much of the more than 30 million tons of asbestos used in the United States since 1900 is still present as insulation in offices and schools, as vinyl-asbestos flooring in homes, and in other common products. This book presents a comprehensive evaluation of the relation of these fibers to specific diseases and the extent of non-occupational risks associated with them. It covers sources of asbestiform fibers, properties of the fibers, and carcinogenic and fibrogenic risks they pose. The book may be read online, printed, or purchased from the site. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Readings
Provider:
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
Managing Infectious Diseases- Prevention, Pandemics, and Prognosis
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Managing Infectious Diseases- Prevention, Pandemics, and Prognosis

The AAMC website has Hill Briefings consisting of a webcast,sumnmary, and related ... (more)

The AAMC website has Hill Briefings consisting of a webcast,sumnmary, and related fact sheets. (less)

Subject:
Life Science
Education
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Video Lectures
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
The Association of American Medical Colleges
"Climate Change & Global Health" (Humans and the Environment - High School CBA)

"Climate Change & Global Health" (Humans and the Environment - High School CBA)

These lesson plans, activities, and resources will help students understand how humans ... (more)

These lesson plans, activities, and resources will help students understand how humans interact with the environment. This lesson requires students to either propose a solution to a current environmental issue that will improve the health of the system or analyze a historical situation in terms of the environment and propose a reasonable alternative that would have improved the health of the system. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
World Affairs Council
Provider Set:
Individual Authors
Author:
World Affairs Council
iBioSeminar:Tuberculosis: A Persistent Threat to Global Health
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iBioSeminar:Tuberculosis: A Persistent Threat to Global Health

Human population growth and urbanization have accelerated dramatically in recent centuries, providing ... (more)

Human population growth and urbanization have accelerated dramatically in recent centuries, providing unprecedented opportunities for microbes that use our bodies as vehicles for their own propagation and transmission. These conditions have led to the emergence of virulent new pathogens and the increased prevalence of "classic" scourges, such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis. This tenacious microbe is transmitted via infectious aerosols produced by individuals with pulmonary tuberculosis. Infection is lifelong and symptomatic tuberculosis may develop following a period of clinical latency lasting for months, years, or decades. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Instructional Material
Lecture Notes
Provider:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Provider Set:
BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
John D. McKinney (Global Health Institute, School of Life Sciences, 퀌Šcole Polytechnique F퀌Šd퀌Šrale de Lausanne (EPFL);)
"We're Talking About Living Conditions:" Anne and Al Filardo Recall the Struggle for Union Benefits in New York City's Carpenter's Union
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"We're Talking About Living Conditions:" Anne and Al Filardo Recall the Struggle for Union Benefits in New York City's Carpenter's Union

Despite the presence of unions in construction trades, and a postwar construction ... (more)

Despite the presence of unions in construction trades, and a postwar construction boom, workers during the 1950s had to struggle and organize to win seemingly small benefits like vacation and paid holidays. Al Filardo, a carpenter who worked in the construction industry in New York, recalled how difficult it was to win any concessions from employers during the union-hostile 1950s, when bosses could initiate FBI investigations of union activity. His wife Anne recalled that workers and their families had a difficult and emotionally draining experience, despite high hourly wages, because of the uncertainty of not knowing when they would find or lose work. (less)

Subject:
Humanities
Material Type:
Primary Source
Readings
Provider:
American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
Provider Set:
Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
Author:
Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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