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.

Health and Medicine - Resource Page

Health and Medicine - Best Resource Sites

  • e-medical education - medical education portal providing selection of open access resources, free educational material in several medical fields: internal medicine, infectious diseases, dermatology, nosocomial infections, antimicrobial resistance, Hepatitis B virus, general surgery, surgical infections, clinical quizzes, videos, photo banks, teaching cases
  • National Library of Medicine (US), PubMed - collects materials, provides info & research services in all areas of biomedicine & health care: health info, library catalog, history of medicine, online exhibitions & digital projects, human genome resources, biomedical research & informatics, environmental health & toxicology, Health Services Research & Public Health, Health Information Technology, grants & funding, training & outreach, network of medical libraries
  • People's Open Access Education Initiative: Peoples-uni - Access to open resources on education in Global Public Health; Foundations of Public Health; Open Online courses;
  • (US), Health & Medicine - Narrower topics (Alternative Medicine, Biomedical Technologies, Diseases and Medical Conditions, Drugs, Pharmacology, Exercise, Physical Fitness, Food, Nutrition, Metabolism, Health Care, Laboratory, Diagnostic Procedures, Medical Devices, Mental Health, Behavior, Occupational Health and Safety Procedures, Surgery and Other Therapies)

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Health and Medicine - Open Textbooks

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Computing for Biomedical Scientists

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 Computing

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

Genomics and Computational Biology

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

Epidemics in Western Society Since 1600

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

Integrative Biology

General Human Anatomy, functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination

Genetic Engineering and Society

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

Genomic Medicine

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?)

Case Studies

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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