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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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

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

Understanding Dyslexia

how our image of normality affects the way we as a society define such conditions, how important it is to integrate the different psychological accounts of dyslexia to provide a full explanation of potential causes and strategies for remediation

Substance Abuse and the Family

focuses on families with members who are substance abusers, and the ways in which these families function, explores the methods and resources available for helping such families

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


repository of lectures on global health and prevention designed to improve the teaching of prevention: Basic Concepts, Principles & Methods, Clinical Epidemiology, Environmental, Family, Children and Women, Injury, Molecular Epidemiology, Occupational, Military, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Diabetes, Human-Animal Interaction, Infectious Disease, Public, Global, Rehabilitation

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

Patient Communication Skills

teaching effective patient communication to dentistry students, could also be useful for other healthcare providers: performance keys

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