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Health and Medicine
Open Courseware and Resources- Health Science: the applied science dealing with health.
- Medicine: the science and "art" of maintaining and/or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.
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international analysis of impact of epidemic diseases on western society and culture from the bubonic plague to HIV/AIDS and experience of SARS and swine flu, infectious disease and its impact on society, development of public health measures, role of medical ethics, genre of plague literature, social reactions of mass hysteria and violence, rise of the germ theory of disease, development of tropical medicine,comparison of social, cultural and historical impact of major infectious diseases, emerging and re-emerging diseases
General Human Anatomy, functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination
abstraction as mechanism for problem decomposition & solution formulation, computer representation, storage, retrieval, and manipulation, programming paradigm choice on problem-solving approaches, data structures & algorithms, knowledge representation schemes, principles of data modeling for efficient storage & retrieval: projects, related resources
medical science and practice in age of automation & genome, analysis of computational needs of clinical medicine, approaches used to support those needs, examination of new technologies: readings, projects
examines the historical and scientific study of genetic engineering in medicine, agriculture, and law including examination of social, ethical, and legal issues raised by new technology
key genomic technologies and computational approaches that are driving advances in prognostics, diagnostics, and treatment, issues surrounding the context of genomics in medicine including (what does a physician need to know? what sorts of questions will s/he likely encounter from patients? how should s/he respond?)
relationships among sequence, structure & function in complex biological networks, realistic modeling of quantitative, comprehensive, functional genomics analyses, exercises (algorithmic, statistical, database, & simulation approaches & practical applications to medicine, biotechnology, drug discovery, genetic engineering), future opportunities & current limitations: readings, projects, study materials
variety of cases of interest to health professionals, include managing obesity, arthritis and exercise, using a team approach to help older adults with complex medical problems
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