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This course provides an exciting, eye-opening, and thoroughly useful inquiry into what it takes to live an extraordinary life, on your own terms. The instructors address what it takes to succeed, to be proud of your life, and to be happy in it. Participants tackle career satisfaction, money, body, vices, and relationship to themselves. They learn how to confront issues in their lives, how to live life, and how to learn from it.
A short version of this course meets during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), which is a special 4-week term at MIT that runs from the first week of January until the end of the month. Then this semester-long extension of the IAP course is taught to interested members of the MIT community. This not-for-credit course is sponsored by the Department of Science, Technology, and Society. A similar, semester-long version of this course is taught in the Sloan Fellows Program.
The instructors would like to thank Prof. David Mindell for his sponsorship of this course, his hopes for its continued expansion, and his commitment to the well-being of MIT students.
Diabetes is a growing health problem in rich and poor countries alike. With this course you will get updated on cutting-edge diabetes research including biological, genetic and clinical aspects as well as prevention and epidemiology of diabetes. All provided by high-profile scientists from one the world's leading universities in diabetes research.
This multidisciplinary course will emphasize the diagnosis and treatment of diabetes. Topics will include patient self-management, appropriate use of technologies, nutrition, behavior modification and pharmacotherapy in the management of this disease. The course will conclude by summarizing new basic science research regarding the pathophysiology and treatment of diabetes.
Food safety is extremely important to businesses of any size which handle food. Through ALISON's free food handlers certificate online course, you will learn the systems and procedures necessary to maintain a top quality food business. From staff hygiene practices to maintaining a stringent pest prevention system, this course will ensure that you have the knowledge necessary to manage a hygienic food service operation. <br /><br />You are first introduced to food safety topics such as water quality, pest control measures, food service accidents and incident management. The course then reviews a case study on how to handle food safely in the food service industry.<br /><br />This free online course will be of great interest to food safety managers in food processing plants, restaurants, or any food service operation. Employees of any business in which food is involved will benefit greatly through completion of this diploma, and will ensure a high standard of safety within the food service operation.<br />
ALISON's free online Diploma in Health Studies course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of important health-related subjects. This course covers diet and nutrition, health and human development, global health issues such as women's health and family health, and HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention. <br /><br />This Diploma course will be of great interest for anyone interested in a career in the healthcare, and will further enhance your career progression.<br />
It is estimated that one in four adults experience some form of mental health problems during their lifetime. Therefore, mental health is becoming an increasingly important aspect of health provision in health systems around the world. <br /><br />Anxiety, depression and severe mental problems affect not only the individuals concerned but also their families and friends. Mental health problems result in reduced quality of life and possibly loss of life. It is therefore important to understand mental distress and the ways it can be treated. <br /><br />ALISON's free mental health diploma course will help you understand mental health and mental illness, as well as mental health practice and care in the community. It will tackle the issues of stigma and discrimination, explain why the promotion of mental well-being is important and give a history of institutions and segregation. <br /><br />The course also reviews suicide and preventative treatment measures, how to manage violent patients and outlines the complex area of substance abuse. Understand defining characteristics of normal and abnormal behavioral tendencies. The range of personality disorders, phobias and neurotic behaviors are discussed together with the associated signs and symptoms. The personal and occupational impact of burnout and depression are discussed along with the causes and identifiable signs and symptoms. <br /><br />This free online course will be of great interest to professionals in social and health professions, for anyone who has personal experience of mental health problems or anyone with a general interest in this growing matter.<br />
The daily responsibility for the care of patients in a health care setting rests primarily with the nursing team. The modern nurse is a highly trained professional and can work in a wide variety of areas from community nursing to surgery. <br /><br />ALISON's free online nursing diploma course provides an overview of the skills and techniques required in areas such as advanced patient hygiene procedures, environmental health and safety awareness, the role of the nurse in diet therapy and how to ensure patient safety and comfort in the adult care setting. Advanced principles of hygiene provides the learner with an overview of the functions, methods and techniques applied in providing adult patient care with particular emphasis on the daily bath, oral hygiene and the benefits of a back massage in patient comfort. <br /><br />ALISON's certificate in nursing online course provides you with an overview of the vital role of the nursing professional in supporting both the patient and physician along with the procedures and techniques applied when performing the physical examination, the physical assessment, specimen collection and measurement of patient vital signs. <br /><br />This free online nursing ALISON course will be of great interest to all health care professionals who would like to learn more about good nursing practices and techniques that help protect and maintain the health and safety of both nursing professional and patient in any health care setting. The course will also be of great interest to any learner who is planning a career in the area of nursing or other areas of the health care sector.<br />
This course focuses on conventional technologies for drinking water treatment. Unit processes, involved in the treatment chain, are discussed as well as the physical, chemical and biological processes involved. The emphasis is on the effect of treatment on water quality and the dimensions of the unit processes in the treatment chain. After the course one should be able to recognise the process units, describe their function, and make basic calculations for a preliminary design of a drinking water treatment plant.
The course consists of 4 modules:
- Introduction to drinking water treatment. In this module you learn to describe the important disciplines, schemes and evaluation criteria involved in the design phase.
- Water quality. In this module you learn to identify the drinking water quality parameters to be improved and explain what treatment train or scheme is needed.
- Groundwater treatment. In this module you learn to calculate the dimensions of the groundwater treatment processes and draw groundwater treatment schemes.
- Surface water treatment. In this module you learn to calculate the dimensions of the surface water treatment processes and draw surface water treatment schemes.
The course materials of this course are Copyright Delft University of Technology and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC-BY-NC-SA) 4.0 International License.
Students will learn the process of drug discovery and development through specific examples of case studies to better understand the issues facing the challenges of delivering a new drug on the market. At the completion of this course you will be able to have a better understanding of how a small or large molecule becomes a pharmaceutical drug.
What is “interprofessional collaborative practice” and why does it matter to you? The term “interprofessional collaborative practice” is prevalent in the healthcare environment today. Whether you are a nurse, pharmacist, doctor, healthcare student, or just interested in how to better care for loved ones, this experience will offer opportunities for you to develop the type of collaborative skills necessary to improve patient safety. We will also challenge you to evaluate and improve the level of collaboration in your work setting in the first ever MOOC2Degree Course. This course focuses on helping nurses and other healthcare professionals improve patient safety by developing the competencies associated with interprofessional collaborative practice. Topics to be covered include: • What is interprofessional collaborative practice? • How can interprofessional collaborative practice improve patient safety? • What competencies associated with interprofessional collaborative practice should all healthcare professionals have? • How can you develop the core competencies of interprofessional collaborative practice? • How can you create an environment for effective interprofessional collaborative practice in your work setting? RN to BSN MOOC2Degree Credit by Exam Opportunity: What makes this course truly unique is that for the first time as a MOOC2Degree participant, you could receive course credit by exam toward your RN to BSN degree at The University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing. To receive credit for this MOOC course, you need to: 1. Successfully complete the MOOC2Degree course with a score of 80% or higher on all 6 self-assessments 2. Complete the online proctored exam within 7 days after the course ends with a score of 70% or higher and pay a nominal fee ($17.50-$26.50) for the online exam 3. Apply and be accepted to the UT Arlington College of Nursing for the RN to BSN Program, see the admissions criteria here. 4. After acceptance to the RN to BSN program, you will then request and be awarded credit for the MOOC2Degree course by UT Arlington College of Nursing, which requires a $25 processing fee. Complete this questionnaire to find out if you qualify to earn credit for the MOOC2Degree course. Review the terms and conditions for full details on receiving course credit for the MOOC2Degree course. Materials: All learning materials are embedded in the course or available online at no cost. The following resource will be used extensively: Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: Report of an expert panel To provide multiple perspectives on interprofessional collaborative practice, your professor, Dr. Beth Mancini, has incorporated guest speakers from various healthcare roles, settings, and backgrounds.
Each mammalian cell has the same genes, yet performs distinct functions. This is achieved by epigenetic control of gene expression; the switching on and switching off of genes. This course will cover the principles of epigenetic control of gene expression, how epigenetic control contributes to cellular differentiation and development, and how it goes wrong in disease.
This course will cover many aspects of equine nutrition ranging from anatomy and physiology of the gastrointestinal tract to dietary management of horses/ponies affected with nutrition-related disorders. This is course is designed for self-directed study with minimal tutor input, and as such emphasis is placed upon peer discussions of the topics presented in each section of the course. This course is not designed to have a large amount of tutor input as this is an open access course that attracts tens of thousands of participants. However, tutors will endeavour to answer the main queries relating to the understanding of the lecture materials and to provide a summary of the key questions raised in each of the weekly topics and clarification of any misunderstandings.