Online courses directory (11)
This course will discuss HIV/AIDS in the US and around the world including its history, science, and culture as well as developments in behavioral and biomedical prevention, experimental AIDS vaccines, and clinical care issues. The course will also include a discussion of the populations that are particularly vulnerable to HIV/AIDS and a look at future challenges facing people infected and affected by the AIDS pandemic.
This six-week New School course, which expands on the content of the short free course Innovators of American Cuisine 1, is dedicated to culinary giants Craig Claiborne, MKF Fisher, Edna Lewis, Marion Cunningham, Clementine Paddleford, and Michael Batterberry. As we examine their lives and work, we will explore aspects of the food world ranging from restaurant criticism to food writing, looking in particular at cookbooks, magazines, and newspapers. Each unit focuses on one of the six innovators and draws on panel discussions and interviews with food writers, researchers, and practitioners who knew or worked with them. During the six weeks, you will interact with other students and an instructor, contribute to a blog, and share your writing and images. You will also have the option to submit your own research and reflections to the New School Web magazine, The Inquisitive Eater, a forum for food lovers, professionals, artists, and academics to discuss the role of food in our lives, and its impact on the environment, politics, economics, nationalism, poverty, inequality, and family. We hope this course will encourage you to deepen your exploration of food. With this in mind, we have provided a space for you to discuss your ideas, practice and improve your investigative and analytical skills, and experiment with your ability to communicate through word and image. As we noted in Innovators of American Cuisine 1, we do not aim to create a canon by identifying a set of founding fathers and mothers, but rather to draw attention to the cultural and social dynamics that have brought American cuisine to its present flourishing and popularity. We invite you to look beyond current trends and celebrities to reflect on the contributions of these luminaries to the history of U.S. culinary arts. We do not intend to set U.S. culinary arts as a model. Through the close examination of the American experience and the contributions of innovators to its gastronomy, we want to help you acquire critical tools you can adapt and use to explore your own food culture, wherever you are. This is an open and burgeoning field with much to observe and learn.
This online course will provide information on the history, traditions, rituals, herbs and remedies and video demonstrations of Curanderismo, a folk healing tradition of the Southwestern United States, Latin America and Mexico. The course will discuss the effectiveness of traditional medicine in order to meet the needs of many people, especially the uninsured.
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 />
Elements of Pain is a five-week self-directed course in pain medicine intended for medical professionals (general practitioners and family doctors) or anyone in the healthcare profession managing people in pain and looking to increase their knowledge and abilities in managing these patients. This course will provide an introduction and approach to the assessment of someone presenting with pain. To reduce pain and suffering, we must have an understanding and knowledge of pain and its processes. Our approach must be systematic and focused on the assessment of the person in pain, including taking a full and relevant history, which should be followed by a patient-orientated physical examination.
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One Health, One Medicine: A Global Health Approach is a course for anyone interested in health, including: medicine, veterinary medicine, public health, life sciences, environmental health, health management and international health. The One Health One Medicine concept is changing the way we perceive and tackle the world’s health problems. This course is geared toward premedical and preveterinary medical students, as well as anyone interested in public health and MPH studies. This eight-week course is a must for anyone interested in the ways people, animals, and the environment interact with each other, affecting the health of each other. The course is divided into seven sections: History of Medicine Introduction to the One Health One Medicine Concept Emerging Infectious Diseases Zoonotic Diseases Food Safety Environmental Health International Health Time commitments: Students will be expected to complete the course within an eight week block of time. The course is comprised of seven sections which can be completed in weekly blocks requiring two hours of contact time per week. At the end of the seven modules, there are also discussions and case studies to prepare and submit which can be completed within the eight (final) week of the course. This cutting-edge course, taught by Dr Satesh Bidaisee, an associate professor from St. George's University Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine in Grenada, will identify all areas of global health issues that require human and veterinary applications for solutions. St. George's University with its Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and Graduate Studies Programs focuses on the One Health One Medicine approach in meeting the global health needs.
This online course introduces the history and practice of drug policy. Students will learn about drug laws and their origins, and the complex task of drug policy analysis. The course also tackles contemporary issues in drug control, such as marijuana policy and prescription drug misuse.
This course will discuss issues regarding vaccines and vaccine safety: the history, science, benefits, and risks of vaccines, together with the controversies and common questions surrounding vaccines, and an update on newly created vaccines and recent outbreaks of previously controlled diseases.