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Health and Hygiene Education
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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

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World Cultures
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Rice University
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Connexions
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Allison Lipper
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Occupational Health and Vulnerable Worker Populations
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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

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Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
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Jacqueline Agnew
Sheila Fitzgerald
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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health: Occupational Hygiene
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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

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UCT OpenContent
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OER Africa
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Jonny Myers
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Perspectives in Global Health
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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

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Women's Studies
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University of Michigan
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Open.Michigan
Author:
Jody Lori
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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health, Occupational Medicine & Toxicology - Module 3
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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

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UCT OpenContent
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OER Africa
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Ehrlich, Rodney
Jeebhay, Mohamed
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Investigating Disease Prevention
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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

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Peace Corps
Provider Set:
Peace Corps World Wise Schools
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Postgraduate Diploma in Occupational Health: Occupational Medicine and Toxicology I
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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

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Literature
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Video Lectures
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University of Michigan
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open.Michigan African Health OER Network
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Jonny Myers
Mohamed Jeebhay
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Educator's Guide to Hosting a Global Health Conference
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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

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National Library of Medicine
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National Library of Medicine
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Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice, Spring 2008
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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

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Blander, Jeffrey
Demirci, Utkan
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Asbestiform Fibers: Non-occupational Health Risks
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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

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Environmental Science
Biology
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SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
NAGT Cutting Edge (SERC)
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"Climate Change & Global Health" (Humans and the Environment - High School CBA)
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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

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World Affairs Council
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World Affairs Council
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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
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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

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U.S. History
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American Social History Project / Center for History Media and Learning
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Many Pasts (CHNM/ASHP)
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Center for History and New Media/American Social History Project
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Big Questions For The Future Lecture Series
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This series looks at the Oxford Martin School's academics and how their ... More

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. Less

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Architecture and Design
Information Science
Ecology
Astronomy
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Video Lectures
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford Podcasts
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Colin Goding|Ian Goldin|Adrian Hill|Angela McClean|Katherine Willis|Robyn Norton|Sonia Contera|Pedro Ferreira|Steve Rayner
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Health Issues Seminars, Fall 2012
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Public Health 290: Health Issues Seminars, Fall 2012. This course presents a ... More

Public Health 290: Health Issues Seminars, Fall 2012. This course presents a discussion of current developments and issues in public health of interest to faculty and students of the department as a whole. Content varies from semester to semester depending upon current issues and interests. Less

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Audio Lectures
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U.C. Berkeley
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UC Berkeley Webcast
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Jack Colford, Paul J. Gertler
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HIV and AIDS Prevention Education
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This is a collection of resource packages suggesting how education systems can ... More

This is a collection of resource packages suggesting how education systems can change their analysis and conduct in relation to HIV and AIDS. The site also contains manuals and booklets offering basic facts and information needed for the acquisition of knowledge and development of attitudes, values, skills and practices (KAVSP) related to the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS. Less

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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UNESCO
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United Nations
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Disaster Dynamics
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The Disaster Dynamics project is a learning environment for the study of ... More

The Disaster Dynamics project is a learning environment for the study of the unique challenges surrounding natural disasters. By focusing on dynamics, this project emphasizes the complex and emergent interplay between different aspects of the design activities and the extreme event. The website has several educational role-playing simulation games such as decision making under uncertainty, complex systems and emergent properties, understanding design decisions and fostering collaborations. Less

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SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Eric Scharff
Seth McGinnis
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Preventing Communicable and Noncommunicable Diseases
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In this WebQuest, students investigate the global challenge of disease prevention - ... More

In this WebQuest, students investigate the global challenge of disease prevention - including both communicable (infectious) and noncommunicable (chronic) diseases. Students will identify the distinguishing features of communicable and noncommunicable diseases, and give examples of diseases in each category. They will investigate the domestic and global impacts of disease, and ... Less

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Environmental Science
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D-Lab: Medical Technologies for the Developing World, Spring 2010
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D-Lab Health provides a multidisciplinary approach to global health technology design via ... More

D-Lab Health provides a multidisciplinary approach to global health technology design via guest lectures and a major project based on fieldwork. We will explore the current state of global health challenges and learn how to design medical technologies that address those problems. Students may travel to Nicaragua during spring break to work with health professionals, using medical technology design kits to gain field experience for their device challenge. As a final class deliverable, you will create a product design solution to address challenges observed in the field. The resulting designs are prototyped in the summer for continued evaluation and testing. Less

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M.I.T.
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MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Gomez-Marquez, Jose
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