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Starts : 2015-09-02
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Iversity Free Closed [?] English Interdisciplinary

Course Summary

This MOOC aims to provide students with a critical knowledge concerning the phenomenon of youth bullying. The course focuses on both traditional bullying that usually takes place on school premises and cyberbullying, which occurs via information and communication technologies. With a social-ecological perspective, the first part of the MOOC explores the boundaries of these phenomena, and analyzes the characteristics of youth involved and the social-psychological processes that underlie the different roles youth play in bully-victim-bystander dynamics. The second part of this MOOC covers the prevention and intervention strategies available at the international level.

What will I learn?

Our MOOC will help you answer the following questions:

1. What is bullying? How can I recognize it?

2. How do new information and communication technologies modify traditional bullying behavior? Is ‘virtual’ bullying less ‘real’ than face-to-face bullying?

3. What are the risk factors for (cyber)bullying? And its consequences for youth?

4. What role do the family, school and peers play?

5. How can bullying and cyberbullying be prevented? What can schools, parents, and the society do about them? What really works?

Who is this course for?

The MOOC can be of high interest for people from all over the world and with different backgrounds (e.g. psychology, sociology, educational studies, public health, pediatrics) who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of bullying among children and youth in a social-ecological perspective.
Given the twofold focus on both research and intervention, the course is also particularly suggested to people actively engaged in children’s and adolescents’ education and well-being (such as, teachers, school counsellors, school nurses, policy makers, etc.).

What do I need to know?

No prior knowledge of psychological concepts is needed, but can be helpful.
Interest in children’s and adolescents’ development, education and well-being is welcome and encouraged.

Course Schedule

Chapter 1: Introducing peer bullying In this chapter, you will learn what bullying is and how it differs from other types of aggression. Moreover, you will get an overview of the different forms that bullying can take in face-to-face and online interactions.

Chapter 2: A global health perspective Bullying is recognized as a serious problem worldwide. Gain an overview of what International organizations say about it. You will also learn about how it changes during children’s development and about its consequences on youth’s life.

Chapter 3: Individual risk and protective factors Complexity of bullying behavior requires a multidimensional explanation of why it occurs. Gain an overview of the cognitive, emotional, motivational, and moral factors that contribute to explain why some kids bully other kids.

Chapter 4: Bullying as a group phenomenon Bullying dynamics are not limited to the bully-victim dyad. Learn to change your perspective to recognize the role of the whole peer group. You will gain some insight into the different roles peers can play in bullying situations and how the peer group can influence individual behavior.

Chapter 5: How other contexts influence bullying Go even further and learn how bullying is influenced by other social environmental characteristics that lie in different contexts, including classrooms, schools, family, and culture.

Chapters 6 and 7: Preventing and tackling bullying In these two final chapters you will learn what can be done to prevent and tackle bullying. You will learn what an evidence-based intervention is and you will gain an overview of the intervention strategies that can be implemented at different levels, from the broad community to the single individual student. Moreover, some experts from around the world will offer you concrete examples of programs to address bullying and cyberbullying.

Our assistants

During the course you will meet our assistants: Sheila, Claudia and Valentina who will help you go through the materials and the assignments.

University of Padova

Founded in 1222, the University of Padova is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious seats of learning: it is a multidisciplinary university, which aims to provide its students with both professional training and a solid cultural background. A qualification from the University of Padova is a symbol of having achieved an ambitious objective, one that is recognised and coveted by both students and employers alike.

If you want to know more about the University of Padova, visit its website.

Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation - Within the University of Padova, the Department of Developmental Psychology and Socialisation (DPSS) was founded in 1984, replacing the Institute of Developmental Psychology founded in 1965 on the initiative of professors Fabio Metelli and Guido Petter.

Research projects conducted within the Department include basic, applied and clinical research, in the following key areas: neo-natal development, psychology of language and literacy, psychology and neuropsychology of cognitive processes, cognition and social relations, psychology of emotions, dynamic psychology and psychopathology, parenting, health and community psychology, instructional psychology and learning disabilities. For more than 15 years, the Department has been an active partner in several bullying projects funded by different agencies, including the European Union and the Italian Ministry of Research and Education.

Starts : 2013-09-01
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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Business Graduate MIT OpenCourseWare Sloan School of Management

This course explores successful approaches to delivering healthcare in challenging settings. We analyze organizations to find why some fall short while others grow in size and contribute to the health of the people they serve, and explore promising business models and social enterprise innovations.

Starts : 2013-10-04
41 votes
Coursera Free Life Sciences English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine

This course will help anyone who loves dogs to better understand their dog’s reproductive health and how to control its reproduction. This includes understanding the pros and cons of having your dog spayed or castrated, and understanding at what age that surgery can be performed.

Starts : 2009-09-01
18 votes
Open Yale Free Business English Political Science

In this course, we will seek to interpret capitalism using ideas from biological evolution: firms pursuing varied strategies and facing extinction when those strategies fail are analogous to organisms struggling for survival in nature. For this reason, it is less concerned with ultimate judgment of capitalism than with the ways it can be shaped to fit our more specific objectives--for the natural environment, public health, alleviation of poverty, and development of human potential in every child. Each book we read will be explicitly or implicitly an argument about good and bad consequences of capitalism.

Starts : 2015-09-21
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Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Business & Management Education Health & Society Medicine

This course aims to help high school students, recent graduates, and those considering career transitions explore health care career options and learn strategies for entry into the health care workforce and health related fields.

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Udemy Free Closed [?] Teacher Training

Teacher training program to provide the Caribbean community with standardized materials for in-country training

Starts : 2015-04-06
7 votes
Coursera Free Business English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine

This course will provide the scientific basis for caries (dental decay) risk assessment and practice interventions. You will immediately be able to apply “caries management by risk assessment” into your clinical setting or into your personal health care.

18 votes
ALISON Free Health and Welfare Course Type: course Free to Access Mime Type - Scorm 1.2

Care relationships within health professions are of great importance and hold a lot of meaning for both the provider and recipient. This free online course will give you a comprehensive understanding and knowledge of care relationships within health professions. The course covers the issue of care relationships in a variety of situations and contexts. Some of the areas covered include: caring in a hospital setting, caring for the elderly and disabled in residential care, hospice care and care as a family affair. Topics such as the limits and boundaries of care, community care, the meaning of home, care transactions, and care of those who are at the end stages of life are also discussed. This course will be of great interest to professionals already in the health or care professions, to learners who are planning a career in the health professions and will also be beneficial to individuals who are either giving or receiving care.

Starts : 2016-03-17
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edX Free English Biology & Life Sciences Data Analysis & Statistics EdX HarvardX Science

We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions. Throughout the case studies, we will make use of exploratory plots to get a general overview of the shape of the data and the result of the experiment. We start with RNA-seq data analysis covering basic concepts of RNA-seq and a first look at FASTQ files. We will also go over quality control of FASTQ files; aligning RNA-seq reads; visualizing alignments and move on to analyzing RNA-seq at the gene-level: counting reads in genes; Exploratory Data Analysis and variance stabilization for counts; count-based differential expression; normalization and batch effects. Finally, we cover RNA-seq at the transcript-level: inferring expression of transcripts (i.e. alternative isoforms); differential exon usage. We will learn the basic steps in analyzing DNA methylation data, including reading the raw data, normalization, and finding regions of differential methylation across multiple samples. The course will end with a brief description of the basic steps for analyzing ChIP-seq datasets, from read alignment, to peak calling, and assessing differential binding patterns across multiple samples.

Given the diversity in educational background of our students we have divided the series into seven parts. You can take the entire series or individual courses that interest you. If you are a statistician you should consider skipping the first two or three courses, similarly, if you are biologists you should consider skipping some of the introductory biology lectures. Note that the statistics and programming aspects of the class ramp up in difficulty relatively quickly across the first three courses. By the third course will be teaching advanced statistical concepts such as hierarchical models and by the fourth advanced software engineering skills, such as parallel computing and reproducible research concepts.

These courses make up 2 XSeries and are self-paced:

PH525.1x: Statistics and R for the Life Sciences

PH525.2x: Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra

PH525.3x: Statistical Inference and Modeling for High-throughput Experiments

PH525.4x: High-Dimensional Data Analysis

PH525.5x: Introduction to Bioconductor: annotation and analysis of genomes and genomic assays 

PH525.6x: High-performance computing for reproducible genomics

PH525.7x: Case studies in functional genomics


This class was supported in part by NIH grant R25GM114818.

HarvardX requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code. HarvardX will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the HarvardX course; revocation of any certificates received for the HarvardX course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations. Enrollees who are taking HarvardX courses as part of another program will also be governed by the academic policies of those programs.

HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more.

Harvard University and HarvardX are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination or harassment in our program. All members of the HarvardX community are expected to abide by Harvard policies on nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment, and the edX Terms of Service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact harvardx@harvard.edu and/or report your experience through the edX contact form.

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Coursera Free Closed [?] Health and Welfare English Biology & Life Sciences Health & Society Medicine

Learn how advances in biomedicine hold the potential to revolutionize drug development, drug treatments, and disease prevention: where are we now, and what does the future hold? This course is intended for healthcare providers 5+ years out of training--a lot has changed!! Other providers, medical/health sciences students, and members of the public may also be interested.

Starts : 2015-06-22
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Data Analysis & Statistics EdX HarvardX Science

In the PH525 case studies, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions. Throughout the case studies, we will make use of exploratory plots to get a general overview of the shape of the data and the result of the experiment.

We will learn the basic steps in analyzing DNA methylation data, including reading the raw data, normalization, and finding regions of differential methylation across multiple samples.

This class was supported in part by NIH grant R25GM114818.

This course is part of a larger set of 8 total courses running Self-Paced through September 15th, 2015:

PH525.1x: Statistics and R for the Life Sciences

PH525.2x: Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra

PH525.3x: Advanced Statistics for the Life Sciences

PH525.4x: Introduction to Bioconductor

PH525.5x: Case study: RNA-seq data analysis

PH525.6x: Case study: Variant Discovery and Genotyping

PH525.7x: Case study: ChIP-seq data analysis

PH525.8x: Case study: DNA methylation data analysis


HarvardX requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code. HarvardX will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the HarvardX course; revocation of any certificates received for the HarvardX course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations. Enrollees who are taking HarvardX courses as part of another program will also be governed by the academic policies of those programs.

HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more.

Harvard University and HarvardX are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination or harassment in our program. All members of the HarvardX community are expected to abide by Harvard policies on nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment, and the edX Terms of Service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact harvardx@harvard.edu and/or report your experience through the edX contact form.

Starts : 2014-05-12
5 votes
Coursera Free Business English Health & Society Statistics and Data Analysis

Learn to frame and address health-related questions using modern biostatistics ideas and methods.

Starts : 2016-07-11
No votes
Canvas.net Free Closed [?]

Food is such an important part of everyone's daily lives. We want to celebrate the nutrition, health, and well-being that it can provide. We are going to travel around the globe, exploring foods that have shown to keep people healthy, often for generations. Then we will experiment in our kitchens to include these great foods in our recipes, meals, and lifestyles.

Starts : 2016-05-25
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edX Free English Biology & Life Sciences EdX HarvardX Science

The cell is a powerful case study to help us explore the functional logic of living systems. All organisms, from single-celled algae to complex multicellular organisms like us, are made up of cells. In this course, you will learn the how and why of biology by exploring the function of the molecular components of cells, and how these cellular components are organized in a complex hierarchy.

This course is designed to explore the fundamentals of cell biology. The overarching goal is for learners to understand, from a human-centered perspective, that cells are evolving ensembles of macromolecules that in turn form complex communities in tissues, organs, and multicellular organisms.

We will focus, in particular, on the mitochondrion, the organelle that powers the cell. In this context, we will look at the processes of cell metabolism. Finally, we will examine the F1F0 ATP synthase, the molecular machine that is responsible for the synthesis of most of the ATP that your cells require to do work. To underscore the importance of cell biology to our lives, we will address questions of development and disease and implications of science in society.

By the end of four weeks, we hope learners will have a deep intuition for the functional logic of a cell. Together we will ask how do things work within a cell, why do they work the way they do, and how are we impacted?

Join us as we explore the extraordinary and wonderfully dynamic world of the cell.


HarvardX requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code. HarvardX will take appropriate corrective action in response to violations of the edX honor code, which may include dismissal from the HarvardX course; revocation of any certificates received for the HarvardX course; or other remedies as circumstances warrant. No refunds will be issued in the case of corrective action for such violations. Enrollees who are taking HarvardX courses as part of another program will also be governed by the academic policies of those programs.

HarvardX pursues the science of learning. By registering as an online learner in an HX course, you will also participate in research about learning. Read our research statement to learn more.

Harvard University and HarvardX are committed to maintaining a safe and healthy educational and work environment in which no member of the community is excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or subjected to discrimination or harassment in our program. All members of the HarvardX community are expected to abide by Harvard policies on nondiscrimination, including sexual harassment, and the edX Terms of Service. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact harvardx@harvard.eduand/or report your experience through the edX contact form.

Starts : 2005-09-01
14 votes
MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Graduate Health Sciences and Technology MIT OpenCourseWare

This course covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation, including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. The course is structured as a series of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors.

Lecturers

Frederick W. Alt

Marcus Altfeld

Paul Anderson

Jon C. Aster

Hugh Auchincloss

Steven P. Balk

Samuel M. Behar

Richard S. Blumberg

Francisco Bonilla

Bobby Cherayil

Benjamin Davis

David Hafler

Nir Harcohen

Bruce Horwitz

David M. Lee

Andrew Lichtman

Diane Mathis

Richard Mitchell

Hidde Ploegh

Emmett Schmidt

Arlene Sharpe

Megan Sykes

Shannon Turley

Dale T. Umetsu

Ulrich von Andrian

Bruce Walker

Kai Wucherpfennig

Ramnik Xavier

Sarah Henrickson



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Starts : 2002-02-01
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MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) Free Life Sciences Brain and Cognitive Sciences MIT OpenCourseWare Undergraduate

This course includes:

  • Surveying the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neuronal communication.
  • Coversion channels in excitable membrane, synaptic transmission, and synaptic plasticity.
  • Correlation of the properties of ion channels and synaptic transmission with their physiological function such as learning and memory.
  • Discussion of the organizational principles for the formation of functional neural networks at synaptic and cellular levels.

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