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The African Health OER Network: Advancing health education in Africa through open educational resources
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This short commentary about the African Health OER Network was published by the African Journal of Health Professions Education, December 2010, Vol. 2, No. 2.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
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Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Kathleen Ludewig Omollo
Sarah Hoosen
Date Added:
12/21/2010
Automated Blood Counts
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A complete blood count (CBC), also known as full blood count (FBC) or full blood exam (FBE) or blood panel, is a test requested by a doctor or other medical professional that gives information about the cells in a patient's blood.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Ohene Opare-Sem
Date Added:
10/26/2010
Autonomic Effect After Muscarinic Hyper-Activity
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This experiment demonstrates the effect of muscarinic agonists and its parasympathetic effects such as lacrimation (shedding of red tears), salivation, defaecation, urination pilo-erection, rhinorrhea, sweating and labored breathing.This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within KNUST prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Anne Acquaah
Benjamin Prempeh
George Koffour
Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah
Date Added:
04/01/2011
Case Scenarios In Pediatric Practices
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Pictures are very important complimentary teaching materials. They provide vivid visual impressions to aid clinical students in making diagnosis. This clinical materials were captured during clinical sessions on ward rounds and specialist consultations. The case scenarios developed around the pictures are intended to achieve the following objectives.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Case Study
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Joslin Dogbe
Date Added:
04/17/2012
Data Quality: Out of Range Values
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Defines what "Out of Range Values" are and how to account for them in data collection and statistical analysis.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Beverly Musick
Date Added:
07/05/2012
Examination of the Pregnant Woman
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This programme consists of notes and demonstration videos that explain how to examine a near-term, pregnant woman. In the course of the programme, the learner will encounter the terms used to describe the relationship of the fetus to the mother's anatomy, and they will be expect to interpret and describe the findings of an examination on video, using these terms.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Kwabena Danso
Date Added:
10/26/2010
Frog Heart Preparation
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An isolated frog heart preparation is useful in the study of cardiac cell excitation. The small size of the frog's heart means that drugs applied to the outside of the heart will peneterate the myocardium and modify the functions of the heart's cardiac chambers. Thus, the effect of the autonomic neurotransmitter substance together with their modification by other drugs can be studied by addition of these agents to the heart.This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within KNUST prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Benjamin Prempeh
Ella Kasanga
George Koffour
Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah
Date Added:
04/03/2011
HIV Antibody Test Using A Rapid HIV Card
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HIV antibody tests are specifically designed for routine diagnostic testing of adults; these tests are inespensive and extremely accurate. Most people develop detectable antibodies approximately 30 days after infection, although some seroconvert later. The vast majority of people (99%) have detectable antibody by three months after HIV infection; a six month window is extremely rare with modern antibody testing.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
George Koffuor
Date Added:
04/17/2012
Haematology - The Red Blood Cell Count
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This programme demonstrates in a video lesson the procedure in determining whether there is adequate number of red blood cell in circulation. The procedure covers the description of the laboratory instruments and materials that are used in such tests. At the end of the procedure, an observation of the test result is made and interpreted with the use of a microscope.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
George Koffuor
Date Added:
04/17/2012
Haematology - The White Blood Cell Count
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This programme demonstrates in a video lesson the procedure in determining whether there is adequate number of white blood cell in circulation. The procedure covers the description of the laboratory instruments and materials that are used in such tests. At the end of the procedure, and observation of the test result is made and interpreted with the use of a microscope.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Lesson
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
George Koffuor
Date Added:
04/17/2012
Health Management I Module Guide
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This module was developed at the School of Public Health, University for the Western Cape for the Postgraduate Certificate in Public Health which was offered as a distance learning module between 2001 and 2008. Health management is considered an important skill area for Public Health professionals. The module covers three key management areas: people management, planning and resource management. Through exploring these areas, the module aims to provide information and assistance at a practical level, continually referring the student to management issues within their own context.Ę As management is cross-cutting in relation to other Public Health fields, the student is also expected to relate much of the management study material to the contexts of the other Certificate modules.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Kirstie Rendall-Mkosi
Lucy Alexander
Wendy Venter
Date Added:
07/05/2012
Instructional Design Tips for Computer-Based E-Learning
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Single lecture presentation containing tips for using technology to enhance teaching. Uses proven multimedia design principles to enhance learning.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Educational Technology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Date Added:
12/08/2010
Laboratory Methods for Clinical Microbiology
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This comprehensive module explores common laboratory experiments for microbiology, including microbiological stains (e.g. Gram stains), assessing the accuracy of diagnostic tests, measuring antibody response to infection, and Detection of microbial antigens, and nucleic acid amplification (e.g. Polymerase Chain Reaction).

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Biology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Cary Engleberg
Charles Agyei Osei
Yaw Adu-Sarkodie
Date Added:
11/03/2010
Maintenance of an Isolated Smooth Muscle Preparation in Vitro
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This module contains a series of demonstration videos on how to do isolated smooth muscle preparation in vitro using the Harvard Kymograph simulator. This series is complementary to the video Setting Up the Harvard Kymograph.This module has been internally reviewed by a cross-disciplinary committee within KNUST prior to releasing as an Open Educational Resource.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Benjamin Prempeh
Ella Kasanga
George Koffour
Samuel Owusu Agyeman-Duah
Date Added:
04/01/2011
Malaria Antigen Rapid Test
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Malaria is a disease caused by four identified spicies of Plasmodia, namely Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae. It is transmitted by the female anopheles mosquito. It is a disease that can be treated in just 48hrs, yet it can cause fatal complications if the diagnosis and treatment are delayed. It is re-emerging as the the number one infectious killer and it is the number on priority tropical disease of the World Health Organization.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
George Koffuor
Date Added:
04/17/2012
Managing Human Resources for Health Module Guide
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Human resource management is one of the key functions within the broader scope of human resource development. If you are or want to become a manager in the health services, you will in all likelihood have some responsibility for managing people.

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Health, Medicine and Nursing
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Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
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Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Uta Lehmann
Date Added:
11/05/2010
Measuring Health and Disease I: Introduction to Epidemiology Module Guide
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This module was designed to meet the growing need for an applied course in the measurement of a variety of health indicators and outcomes. Whether you manage a health programme, a health facility, or simply have to interpret health data in the course of your work, this module sets out to increase your capacity to deal with health and disease information. It aims to assist you in applying epidemiological knowledge and skills to a variety of Public Health problems such as:Is your DOTS programme succeeding?What does it mean if a TB prevalence is 850/100 000?Is this a Public Health problem or not?What is the Ňburden of diseaseÓ in different communities?

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Assessment
Diagram/Illustration
Lecture
Lesson Plan
Unit of Study
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Debra Jackson
Neil Myburgh
Date Added:
11/05/2010
Mental State Examination
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This module provides a structured way of observing and describing a patient's current state of mind, under the domains of appearance, attitude, behavior, mood and affect, speech, thought process, thought content, perception, cognition, insight and judgment. There are some minor variations in the subdivision of the Mental State Examination (MSE) and the sequence and names of MSE domains.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Psychology
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
Adjapong Kojo
Cary Engleberg
Celice McDermott
Nana Osem Osei
Oppong Victor Barnor
Tutu Akua Nketiah
Twum Nimako
Veronica Boatemaa Owusu-Afriyie
Date Added:
11/03/2010
One Step Pregnancy Dipstick Test
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This pharmacological procedure demonstrates the procedure in a pregnancy test.Ę The One Step Pregnancy Test Strip would be used in the test, utilizing a combination of antibodies including a monoclonal hCG antibody to selectively detect elevated levels of hCG.

Subject:
Health, Medicine and Nursing
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
OER Africa
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
open.Michigan African Health OER Network
Author:
George Koffuor
Date Added:
04/17/2012