In 2009, the University of Michigan Department of Emergency Medicine working with global health partners at Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH), Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana College of Physicians and Surgeons, and the Ghana Ministry of Health established the Ghana Emergency Medicine Collaborative. The overall goal of the collaborative is to improve the provision of emergency care in Ghana through the development of physician, nursing and medical student training programs. This NIH-Fogarty International Center funded project also explores the use of new educational modalities such as open educational resources to provide education in Ghana. ** As part of this project, a 5-day Advanced Emergency Trauma Course (AETC) was constructed utilizing curricular materials from existing U.S. based emergency medicine residencies with modification to the available resources of developing Low-Middle Income Countries (LMICs) such as Ghana. The course, which was designed by University of Michigan and University of Utah Emergency Medicine Faculty includes 20 hours of didactic teaching material in open educational resource format, low-cost simulation models for procedural training and assessment tools. Attached are the full 20 hours of didactic materials in OER format. The full course is available by contacting the course director, Patrick Carter at email@example.com.
Health, Medicine, and Nursing
Short, animated videos on many Anatomy and Physiology topics. Videos used in college courses and cover the content presented in the first 2 semesters of Anatomy and Physiology for Nursing/Allied Health students.
How a cell infected by a virus signals cytotoxic T lymphocytes to kill the cell before the virus replicates and spreads. This video is two minutes and 34 seconds in length, and available in Quick Time (11 MB) and Windows Media Player (23 MB). All Infection Disease Animations are located at: http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/disease/animations.html.
The goal of this Renal Pathology Atlas is to provide teaching material to veterinary pathologists and nephropathologists. The atlas demonstrates the breadth of lesions that can occur within a cohort of dogs presenting with the clinical sign of protein loss in the urine. Kidney samples were examined with multiple modalities including: histopathology, immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. Integration of these comprehensive evaluations with the clinical history can help veterinary pathologists and nephrologists to better understand the etiology and prognosis of renal lesions in proteinuric dogs.
The Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) prepared this online handbook on foodborne pathogenic microorganisms (bacteria, viruses and parasites) and natural toxins. Chapters are arranged under the following headings: Pathogenic Bacteria, Enterovirulent Escherichia Coli Group, Parasitic Protozoa and Worms, Viruses, Natural Toxins, Other Pathogenic Agents, and Appendices. The intent of each chapter is to provide basic facts regarding these organisms and toxins including their characteristics, habitat or source, associated foods, infective dose, characteristic disease symptoms, complications, recent and/or major outbreaks, and any susceptible populations. The chapters also contain minimal information on the analytical methods used to detect, isolate, and/or identify the pathogens or natural toxins.
Nuclear Medicine is a fascinating application of nuclear physics. The first ten chapters of this wikibook are intended to support a basic introductory course in an early semester of an undergraduate program. They assume that students have completed decent high school programs in maths and physics and are concurrently taking subjects in the medical sciences. Additional chapters cover more advanced topics in this field. Our focus in this wikibook is the diagnostic application of Nuclear Medicine. Therapeutic applications are considered in a separate wikibook, "Radiation Oncology".
Biomechatronics is a contraction of biomechanics and mechatronics. In this course the function and coordination of the human motion apparatus is the central focus, and the design of assistive devices for the support of the function of the motion apparatus.
Six case studies, case study keys, and instructor notes were developed for this grant project. A brief description of the studies is as follows:
Blood Clotting- This case study discusses the causes, symptoms, and possible treatments for blood clots. I chose this study because the story is about my brother who was misdiagnosed with a clot and almost died. I felt it was a study that included the importance of proper diagnosis in a medical situation.
Immunization-This case study includes a brief history of immunization, how vaccines work, what type of vaccines are available, what chemicals can be found in vaccines, and why people may choose not to be vaccinated. This study was written before the COVID-19 pandemic, but more information can be added to it concerning a possible vaccination for the COVID-19 virus.
The Stereochemistry of Ephedrine- This case study centers around the drug ephedrine. The study discusses how ephedrine binds to adrenergic receptors. Ephedrine is a chiral molecule which means it has stereoisomers. This study focuses on stereochemistry and guides students on how stereoisomers bind to specific receptors. The way an isomer binds to a receptor affects how a drug interacts with our body.
Understanding Solutions- This case study connects the concepts of concentration and molarity in chemistry terms to terms used in a medical field. Students will study the concepts of osmolarity, molarity, hyper and hypotonic solutions, and salt solutions. The study involves the story of a young nurse learning to understand the important terms and solutions in a medical situation.
Red Blood Cell Alloimmunization- This case study discusses the differences of blood types and blood type groups (ABO and Rh). The study focuses on the possibility of complications due to allergic reactions to red blood cell antigens (alloimmunization). Alloimmunization is especially harmful for patients needing blood transfusions or women and fetuses during pregnancy.
Radioactivity- This case study discusses thyroid hormones and how problems with these hormones can be treated with radiation. Students learn about the function of the thyroid and causes of hypo and hyperthyroidism. Students also learn about radioactive treatment, half lives of radiation, and types of radiation.
Aging involves an intrinsic and progressive decline in function that eventually will affect us all. While everyone is familiar with aging, many basic questions about aging are mysterious. Why are older people more likely to experience diseases like cancer, stroke, and neurodegenerative disorders? What changes happen at the molecular and cellular levels to cause the changes that we associate with old age? Is aging itself a disease, and can we successfully intervene in the aging process?This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.
Students will learn about the use of biomaterials to create advanced diagnostic tools for detection of infectious and chronic diseases, restore insulin production to supplement lost pancreatic function in diabetes, provide cells with appropriate physical, mechanical, and biochemical cues to direct tissue regeneration, and enhance the efficacy of cancer immunotherapy.
This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.
This is a custom textbook catered to the needs of kinesiology students enrolled in a first-year biomechanics course. It has been modified from OpenStax College Physics and Anatomy and Physiology.
I. Chapter 1: Prerequisite Skills for Biomechanics
II. Chapter 2: Anatomy Basics
III. Chapter 3: Linear Kinematics in One-dimension
IV. Chapter 4: Linear Kinematics in Two-dimensions
V. Chapter 5: Angular Kinematics
VI. Chapter 6: Linear Kinetics
VII. Chapter 7: Work, Power, and Energy
VIII. Chapter 8: Angular Kinetics
IX. Chapter 9: Mechanics of Human Tissues
X. Chapter 10: Mechanism of Injury
Analyzes computational needs of clinical medicine reviews systems and approaches that have been used to support those needs, and the relationship between clinical data and gene and protein measurements. Topics: the nature of clinical data; architecture and design of healthcare information systems; privacy and security issues; medical expertsystems; introduction to bioinformatics. Case studies and guest lectures describe contemporary systems and research projects. Term project using large clinical and genomic data sets integrates classroom topics.
This course presents a design philosophy and a design approach, dedicated to rehabilitation technology. This field was selected because of human-machine interaction is inherent and vital. Illustrative examples will be discussed by their entire design process
Seminars exploring current research and topical issues in the biomedical sciences, addressed at the general theme of innovation. Seminars are organized in blocks with related content, and are presented by prominent outside speakers as well as by HST faculty members and graduate students. Each seminar block includes several semi-weekly presentations, in addition to wide-ranging discussions among speakers, faculty, and students. Discussions involve issues such as relations between presented research areas, requirements for further advances in the "state of the art", the role of enabling technologies, the responsible practice of biomedical research, and career paths in the biomedical sciences. This course consists of a series of seminars focused on the development of professional skills. Each semester focuses on a different topic, resulting in a repeating cycle that covers medical ethics, responsible conduct of research, written and oral technical communication, and translational issues. Material and activities include guest lectures, case studies, interactive small group discussions, and role-playing simulations.
Seminars exploring current research and topical issues in the biomedical sciences, addressed at the general theme of innovation. Seminars are organized in blocks with related content, and are presented by prominent outside speakers as well as by HST faculty members and graduate students. Each seminar block includes several semi-weekly presentations, in addition to wide-ranging discussions among speakers, faculty, and students. Discussions involve issues such as relations between presented research areas, requirements for further advances in the "state of the art", the role of enabling technologies, the responsible practice of biomedical research, and career paths in the biomedical sciences.
Building a Medical Terminology Foundation is an OER that focuses on breaking down medical terms into their word parts, pronouncing medical terms, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of introductory anatomy and physiology. This resource is targeted for health office administration and health services students in the first year of their college programs.
I. Main Body
1. Identifying Word Parts in Medical Terms
2. Medical Language Rules
5. Medical Language Within the Context of Anatomy and Physiology
6. Integumentary System
7. Respiratory System
8. Urinary System
9. Male Reproductive System
10. Female Reproductive System
12. Cardiovascular System - Heart
13. Cardiovascular System - Blood Vessels and Blood
14. Lymphatic and Immune Systems
15. Digestive System
16. Skeletal System
17. Muscular System
18. Sensory Systems
19. Nervous System
20. Endocrine System
At our institution, teaching basic physical examination (PE) skills capitalizes on the use of electronic resources and Standardized Patients (SP) with advanced training who are better able to assist students in developing their skills. This online module uses interactive methods, video, and concept applications to prepare learners for practice/review of the necessary components to develop a PE skill set. SPs with advanced training (Physical Examination Teaching Associates (PETAs)) use this module to prepare for their role of SP, as well as understanding when to provide feedback to students on the ‘mechanics’ of the PE and communication skills used during the ‘patient’ encounter. In an effort to better link the training of the PETAs with educational outcomes for the students, we have created this online module that integrates the foundational science concepts for which the students are responsible as they learn/practice basic PE skills. Sharing these concepts with the PETAs during their training will help frame the oral feedback that they provide to students. This oral feedback is more directive, and is in addition to the checklist assessment provided to each student at the completion of the encounter. This online module advances the use of SPs in clinical education by creating an efficient, timely, scalable, easily accessible resource that will assist in training, but will also serve as the primary resource for students when learning the basics of PE.
The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), in the process of revising its undergraduate medical school curriculum, devised a new course, Cancer Concepts, to
introduce the general principles of oncology to first year students. The goal of the Cancer Concepts course is to begin to prepare students to care for oncology patients in whatever specialty they ultimately choose, and the text provides a foundational guidebook of oncology for non-oncologists.
Table of Contents:
Supporting Cancer Knowledge Needs Using Online Information
Biological Basis of Oncology & Principles of Multidisciplinary Therapy
Epidemiology and the Cancer Problem
The Pathology of Cancer
Environmental and Infectious Causes of Malignancy
Familial Cancer Syndromes
Cancer Prevention and Screening
Nutrition and Cancer
Staging of Cancer
Oncologic Emergencies and Urgencies
Principles of Multidisciplinary Management
Principles of Surgical Oncology
Principles of Radiation Oncology
Principles of Medical Oncology
Cancer Treatment Drugs
Pediatric Oncology Principles
Cancer as a Chronic Disease
Treatment of Cancer Pain
Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma
Cancer of the Esophagus
Head and Neck
Head and Neck Cancers
Cancers of Unknown Primary
Written nursing care plans ensure that the nurse responsible for patient care at any time during the animal's stay in the practice is confident to manage and treat the patient, to talk to the owners and give accurate updates on their animal's care, and to feel that the best possible care has been given to the animal at all times. Care plans require skill to write and this is something that improves with practise.
Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This USMLE-aligned text is designed for a course in first-year undergraduate medical course that is delivered typically before students start to explore systems physiology and pathophysiology. The text is meant to provide the essential information from these content areas in a concise format that would allow learner preparation to engage in an active classroom. Clinical correlates and additional application of content is intended to be provided in the classroom experience. The text assumes that the students will have completed medical school prerequisites (including the MCAT) in which they will have been introduced to the most fundamental concepts of biology and chemistry that are essential to understand the content presented here. This resource should be assistive to the learner later in medical school and for exam preparation given the material is presented in a succinct manner, with a focus on high-yield concepts.
The 276-page text was created specifically for use by pre-clinical students at Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and was based on faculty experience and peer review to guide development and hone important topics.
Instructors reviewing, adopting, or adapting parts or the whole of the text are requested to register their interest at: https://bit.ly/interest-preclinical.
Instructors and subject matter experts interested in and sharing their original course materials relevant to pre-clinical education are requested to join the instructor portal at https://www.oercommons.org/groups/pre-clinical-resources/10133.
Table of Contents
1. Biochemistry basics
2. Basic laboratory measurements
3. Fed and fasted state
4. Fuel for now
5. Fuel for later
6. Lipoprotein metabolism and cholesterol synthesis
7. Pentose phosphate pathway (PPP), purine and pyrimidine metabolism
8. Amino acid metabolism and heritable disorders of degradation
9. Disorders of monosaccharide metabolism and other metabolic conditions
10. Genes, genomes, and DNA
11. Transcription and translation
12. Gene regulation and the cell cycle
13. Human genetics
14. Linkage studies, pedigrees, and population genetics
15. Cellular signaling
16. Plasma membrane
17. Cytoplasmic membranes
19. Extracellular matrix
In this course we will explore how altered metabolism drives cancer progression. Students will learn (1) how to read, discuss, and critically evaluate scientific findings in the primary research literature, (2) how scientists experimentally approach fundamental issues in biology and medicine, (3) how recent findings have challenged the traditional “textbook” understanding of metabolism and given us new insight into cancer, and (4) how a local pharmaceutical company is developing therapeutics to target cancer metabolism in an effort to revolutionize cancer therapy.
University of Kentucky
Chemistry 103 – Chemistry for Allied Health
A study of the basic concepts of general, organic, and biological chemistry. Topics include electronic structure of atoms and molecules, periodicity of the elements, states of matter, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases, organic functional groups, stereochemistry, carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and enzymes. Topics are presented with an emphasis on application to the allied health professions.
Chapter 1: Measurements and Problem-Solving
1.1: Measurements Matter
1.2: Significant Figures
1.3: Scientific Dimensional Analysis
1.E: Measurements and Problem-Solving (Exercises)
Chapter 10: Nuclear and Chemical Reactions
10.1: Nuclear Radiation
10.2: Fission and Fusion
10.4: Physical and Chemical Changes
10.5: Chemical Equations
10.E: Nuclear and Chemical Reactions (Exercises)
Chapter 11: Properties of Reactions
11.1: Oxidation Numbers
11.2: The Nature of Oxidation and Reduction
11.3: Types of Inorganic Reactions
11.4: Entropy and Enthalpy
11.5: Spontaneous Reactions and Free Energy
11.6: Rates of Reactions
11.E: Properties of Reactions (Exercises)
Chapter 12: Organic Reactions
Organic reactions are chemical reactions involving organic compounds. The basic organic chemistry reaction types are addition reactions, elimination reactions, substitution reactions, pericyclic reactions, rearrangement reactions, photochemical reactions and redox reactions.
12.1: Organic Reactions
12.E: Organic Reactions (Exercises)
Chapter 13: Amino Acids and Proteins
Amino acids are molecules containing an amine group(NH2), a carboxylic acid group(R-C=O-OH) and a side-chain( usually denoted as R) that varies between different amino acids. They are particularly important in biochemistry, where the term usually refers to alpha-amino acids. Proteins are biochemical compounds consisting of one or more polypeptides typically folded into a globular or fibrous form in a biologically functional way.
13.1: Amino Acids
13.3: Protein Structure
13.E: Amino Acids and Proteins (Exercises)
Chapter 14: Biological Molecules
Biomolecules include large macromolecules (or polyanions) such as proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids, as well as small molecules such as primary metabolites, secondary metabolites, and natural products.
14.2: Lipids and Triglycerides
14.3: Phospholipids in Cell Membranes
14.E: Biological Molecules (Exercises)
Chapter 15: Metabolic Cycles
15.2: The Citric Acid Cycle
15.3: Lactic Acid Fermentation
15.4: The Electron Transport Chain
15.E: Metabolic Cycles (Exercises)
Chapter 2: Elements and Ions
2.1: Isotopes and Atomic Mass
2.3: Mole and Molar Mass
2.4: Electron Arrangements
2.5: Ion Formation
2.6: Ionic Compounds
2.E: Elements and Ions (Exercises)
Chapter 3: Compounds
3.1: Molecular Compounds
3.2: Straight-Chain Alkanes
3.E: Compounds (Exercises)
Chapter 4: Structure and Function
The three dimensional shape or configuration of a molecule is an important characteristic. This shape is dependent on the preferred spatial orientation of covalent bonds to atoms having two or more bonding partners.
4.1: Lewis Electron Dot Structures
4.2: Representing Structures
4.3: Electron Group Geometry
4.4: Functional Groups
4.E: Structure and Function (Exercises)
Chapter 5: Properties of Compounds
5.2: Carbohydrate Structures
5.3: Polarity and Intermolecular Forces
5.E: Properties of Compounds (Exercises)
Chapter 6: Energy and Properties
6.1: Heat Flow
6.E: Energy and Properties (Exercises)
Chapter 7: Solids, Liquids, and Gases
7.1: States of Matter
7.2: State Changes and Energy
7.3: Kinetic-Molecular Theory
7.4: The Ideal Gas Equation
7.5: Aqueous Solutions
7.6: Colloids and Suspensions
7.E: Solutions (Exercises)
Chapter 8: Properties of Solutions
8.1: Concentrations of Solutions
8.2: Chemical Equilibrium
8.3: Le Châtelier's Principle
8.4: Osmosis and Diffusion
8.5: Acid-Base Definitions
8.6: The pH Concept
8.E: Properties of Solutions (Exercises)
Chapter 9: Equilibrium Applications
9.1: Acid and Base Strength
9.E: Equilibrium Applications (Exercises)
People around the world are fascinated about the preparation of food for eating. There are countless cooking books, TV shows, celebrity chefs and kitchen gadgets that make cooking an enjoyable activity for everyone. The chemistry of cooking course seeks to understand the science behind our most popular meals by studying the behavior of atoms and molecules present in food. This book is intended to give students a basic understanding of the chemistry involved in cooking such as caramelization, Maillard reaction, acid-base reactions, catalysis, and fermentation. Students will be able to use chemistry language to describe the process of cooking, apply chemistry knowledge to solve questions related to food, and ultimately create their own recipes.
Interactive radiology images, animated modules showing the physiology of difficult to understand muscle groups, sketches of anatomy, and links to the already existing quality neuroanatomy website.
Head and Neck
Back and Core
This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current. Each skill/procedure is covered in a chapter that has learning objectives, a brief overview of the relevant theory, checklists of steps for procedures with the rationale behind each step of the process, and a summary of key takeaways. Key terms are set in bold throughout the book and laid out again in a Glossary in the appendix. All 88 checklists are also summarized, and hyperlinked to the original checklist, in the appendix.
Reviews available here: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/clinical-procedures-for-safer-patient-care
View the animation to see how one type of immune cell-the helper T cell-interprets a message presented at the surface of the cell membrane. The message is an antigen, a protein fragment taken from an invading microbe. A series of events unfolds that results in the production of many clones of the helper T cell. These identical T cells can serve as a brigade forming an essential communication network to activate B cells, which make antibodies that will specifically attack the activating antigen.
Accessible presentation files created for the College Physics 2 - Intellus Open Course. Intellus Open Courses are curated by academic subject-matter experts in partnership with Macmillan Learning’s editorial teams. Licensed under CC-BY: https://go.intelluslearning.com/attribution
Welcome to Comparative Oral+ENT Biology. We created this textbook to support the multidisciplinary study of the mouth and associated structures. It integrates aspects of evolution, development, ecology, microbiology, structure and function. The main goal is to help college students interested in the subject to build a comprehensive background as a base for their graduate studies.
Table of Contents:
02. Introduction to the Mouth+ENT
04. Body Tissues
05. Skull Evolution
06. The Human Skull
08. The Mouth
10. Mouth Opening
11. Tooth Evolution
12. The Human Teeth
13. Dental Development
14. The Gums
15. Dental Disease and Treatment
16. The Dentition
17. Dental Alignment
18. Tongue and Gustation
21. The Tonsils
22. Breathing and Olfaction
26. Global Health Patterns
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction to the Complete Subjective Health Assessment
The Complete Subjective Health Assessment
Reasons for Conducting a Complete Subjective Health Assessment
Categories and Influencing Factors
Chapter 2: The Complete Subjective Health Assessment
Introductory Information: Demographic and Biographic Data
Main Health Needs (Reasons for Seeking Care)
The PQRSTU Assessment
Current and Past Health
Mental Health and Mental Illnesses
Preventative Treatments and Examinations
Reference and Reflective Questions
Chapter 3: Cultural Safety and Care Partners
Chapter 4: Summary
Health History Summary
About the Book
This textbook is designed for the novice learner who is seeking to develop a foundationalunderstanding of the complete subjective health assessment in the context of health and illness. The textbook deconstructs the categories of the complete subjective health assessment, providing learners with explanations and examples of what constitutes relevant subjective data. This textbook provides an opportunity to learn how to respond to normal, abnormal, and critical findings when completing a complete subjective health assessment
An Interactive Guide to the Theory and Evidence of Practice
The re-emergence of midwifery as a primary health care profession is one of the great stories of Canadian health care systems, but this story has been largely undocumented. This invaluable interactive e-book details the history and philosophy of midwifery, how current midwifery theory and policies are developed, and the role of education and research in advancing the field. We include a special focus on the social determinants of women’s health throughout Canada and the world, the principle of health care as a human right, and the principles and scope of midwifery practice. A must-read for Canadian student midwives and others interested in midwifery.
Table of Contents:
I. Midwifery in a Health Care Context
1. Birth & its Meanings: Representations of Birth in Art
2. Midwifery Care & Human Rights
3. Midwifery Matters
4. Health Policy Analysis in Midwifery
II. Midwife as Practitioner
5. Midwife as Practitioner
6. Effective Communication
7. Working Across Differences in Midwifery
8. The Professional Framework for Midwifery Practice in Canada
III. Midwife as Educator
9. Health Education & Promotion
10. Approaches to Midwifery Education
11. The Academic Midwife: Scholar, Educator, Researcher
IV. Midwife as Researcher
12. Midwives Using Research: Evidence-based Practice & Evidence-Informed Midwifery
13. Midwife as Researcher
This open textbook for Concepts of Fitness and Wellness at Georgia Highlands College was created through a Round Seven ALG Textbook Transformation Grant.
Table of Contents
1. Healthy Behaviors
2. Fitness Principles
3. Cardiorespiratory Fitness
4. Muscular Fitness
6. Body Composition
8. Weight Management
10. Cardiovascular Disease
12. Substance Use and Abuse
13. Sexually Transmitted Infections
Reviews of the book: https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/concepts-of-fitness-and-wellness
Student Learning Outcomes:
Assess health behavior choices, apply that information to everyday life for the improvement of individual, family, and community well-being.
Identify preconceived ideas about knowledge, values, and behavior that affect health and compare with established research and accepted scientific evidence.
II. 1. Introduction to Personal Health
III. 2. Nutritional Health
IV. 3. Personal Relationships and Violence
V. 4. Human Sexuality, Contraception, and Reproduction
VI. 5. Physical Activity
VII. 6. Substance Abuse and Addictions
VIII. 7. Aging, Dying, and Death
IX. 8. Diseases and Disorders
X. Faculty Resources
XI. Course Information
This course focuses on Third World development using case studies and team collaboration. Students draw lessons from success stories and identify challenges, unintended consequences and failures in implementing technologies, projects and policies. Students acquire skills in the building of partnerships and learn how to pilot, implement, and scale-up a selected innovation for the common good. Teams develop an idea, project or business plan that is ready to roll by semester's end.
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.
In this course you will learn about the different experiences patients go through in a medical context. The patient journey explores the interaction between the patient and the healthcare providers in all stages of the disease; coping with treatment and dealing with expectations, and interaction with and between different stakeholders.
This course will give designers and specialists in healthcare the knowledge, insights and tools to be able to analyze and improve patient experience. You will learn how to map complex healthcare scenarios, pinpoint opportunities and create hands-on solutions aimed at improving the patient experience.
This course is an introduction to patient journey mapping; developed at the Delft University of Technology and applied in improvement of care pathway. Step-by-step, the course visualizes the different stakeholders, phases and actions involved in patient treatment. You will be challenged to pursue new insights and given unique opportunities to learn, observe and question patients and medical professionals, with the opportunity to attend a live broadcasted, interactive surgery.
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.
" This design course targets the solution of clinical problems by use of implants and other medical devices. Topics include the systematic use of cell-matrix control volumes; the role of stress analysis in the design process; anatomic fit, shape and size of implants; selection of biomaterials; instrumentation for surgical implantation procedures; preclinical testing for safety and efficacy, including risk/benefit ratio assessment evaluation of clinical performance and design of clinical trials. Student project materials are drawn from orthopedic devices, soft tissue implants, artificial organs, and dental implants."
This website serves as a free, open-source digital textbook for yoga students.
All materials were developed by Teaching Associate Professor Autumn Mist Belk at North Carolina State University (except where otherwise noted).
Covers: Yoga Fundamentals, The Eight Limbs, Bandhas, Props, Yama & Niyama, Postures (Asana), Breathing Techniques, Meditation, and Styles of Yoga.
Immune cells protect our bodies from both self-derived threats and exogenous pathogens, while keeping peace with normal cells and non-harmful commensal microbiota. They have various mechanisms to perform these tasks, a capacity that is essential for maintaining homeostasis. However, these same mechanisms can backfire, resulting in severe disorders such as immunodeficiency, chronic inflammation, allergy, degenerative diseases, and cancer. This course discusses the connections between normal physiology and disease by examining the developmental relationship between innate and adaptive immune cells as well as the functions and malfunctions of immune cells. The course familiarizes students with both basic biological principles (such as cell death and immune cell signaling) and clinical applications (such as immune checkpoint blockade). More generally, students learn to identify relevant primary research literature, critically evaluate experimental data, and reach their own conclusions based on primary data.
Table of Contents:
Chapter 1: What are Drugs?
1.1 Types of Drugs
1.2 Brief Introductions into the Most Commonly Misused and Abused Drugs
1.3 Drug Schedules Set by Current Law and Regulations
1.4 The Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970
Chapter 2: How the Body Works
2.1 Drug Delivery Methods
2.2 Understanding Parts of the Brain - Videos and Pictures
2.3 Drugs and the Brain
2.4 Impacts of Drugs on Neurotransmission - Overview Table from NIDA
2.5 The Placebo Effect
2.6 Key Terms Study Guide
Chapter 3: Types of Drugs
Chapter 3 Objectives
3.1 Introduction to Drug Classes
3.3 Narcotics Continued
3.12 Drugs of Concern
3.13 Designer Drugs
Altering Consciousness With Psychoactive Drugs
Chapter 4: Prescriptions, Over The Counter (OTC), Supplements (medications and supplements)
4.1 Prescriptions drugs: Medications for Psychological Disorders
4.2 Prescription drugs: the Drug Approval Process
4.3 Over-the-Counter Drugs
4.4 Supplements and Foods for Health and Well-Being
4.5 Drug Interactions: With other Drugs and Food
Chapter 5: Law, Regulation, and Social Policy
5.1 Drug Policy and the War on Illegal Drugs
5.2 Opioid Crisis
5.3 Milestones of Drug Regulation in the United States
5.4 Federal Drug Penalties
5.5 Drug Policies: Penn State and Pennsylvania
5.6 Confidentiality of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Patient Records
5.7 Drug Screening and Decriminalization
Chapter 6: Use, Abuse, Addiction & Treatment
Chapter 6 Objectives
6.1 Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction
6.2 Why Do Adults Misuse Prescription Drugs?
6.3 Treatment and Recovery
6.4 Addiction Treatments and Therapies
Chapter 7: Prevention and Treatment of Addiction
Chapter 7 Objectives
7.1 Drug Use In History
7.2 Addressing the Drug Problem and Reducing Drug Use
7.3 Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness by SAMHSA
7.4 The Importance of Prevention
7.5 Current Prevention Programs, New Initiatives, and Food for Thought