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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.

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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.

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This course will explore the different dimensions of sustainability in healthcare and ways to incorporate those ideas into the managerial and quality improvement processes of healthcare organizations. Then it will compare how those issues have been addressed in different healthcare systems around the world. The course will analyze and discuss the key elements of the five pillars of sustainability of healthcare organizations, which are: environmental, socio-cultural, institutional capacity development, financial, and political. We will review critical issues such as recycling medical waste; sustainable energy solutions for hospitals and healthcare organizations in countries with different levels of development; how to improve community health through sustainable healthcare; and many other issues equally relevant to large and small healthcare organizations in developed or developing countries. As the participants review and exchange lessons learned in different corners of the world, they will discover and exchange ideas and tools to assess the sustainability efforts of their organizations and to implement feasible strategies to advance their initiatives.

Starts : Aug 19, 2013/strong br
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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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In Marathon Training 101, 2011 IDEA Personal Trainer of the Year, exercise physiologist, and author of Running a Marathon For Dummies, Dr. Jason Karp, shows you how to take 26.2 miles' worth of steps to run a marathon, whether it's your first one or fastest one. This unique, four-week online course, which runs January 21 to February 18, includes videos, downloadable podcast workouts, "homework" training runs, and active discussions with other people just like you. It gives you everything you need to know to run a marathon, including: * The fundamentals of marathon training * The knowledge you need to select the right resources for your training * How to structure your very first 20-week marathon training plan * Shoe selection * Ten things you must do on marathon race day * Secrets of long runs * How to avoid injuries The course instructor recommends purchase of a textbook or other course materials. Please see the details below. Recommended materials: Running a Marathon For Dummies, by Jason Karp Where to purchase: or Approximate cost: $18

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This is a 3-week instructor-led course that will include a review of ethical principles and a description of an ethical decision-making model for health care professionals. Case studies and discussion will be the primary teaching route. Certificate route includes two short quizzes and a final assignment. Over the course of their careers, health care professionals face a variety of difficult decisions. At times, choosing between two courses of action presents an ethical dilemma. The health care professional must consider the consequences of each course of action. Simply following one's "gut" feeling is inappropriate and unprofessional. The purpose of this course is to develop core principles in philosophy and ethics to help health care professionals think about and evaluate their role in society.

Starts : Sep 30, 2013/strong br
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Billed as the "world's largest hospitality technology show," the annual HITEC conference offers networking, education, and information on the latest technology, including the evolution and management of new media. It’s a place where organizations build relationships with industry vendors. eCornell attended the 2013 conference and met with industry leaders to talk about changes in the hospitality marketplace with regard to new media and technology. Bill Carroll, senior lecturer at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, provides context for our guest experts and advice for your organization. Join him to learn about how your organization can meet the challenges of the rapidly evolving, technology-driven, world of hospitality media management.

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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.

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SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION is an online course for public health, healthcare, and emergency preparedness and response professionals. SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION is a framework of six strategies for achieving and maintaining a high level of disaster health and well being. “Disaster health” was introduced as a concept and discipline in Homeland Security Presidential Directive-21 (HSPD-21). SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION defines “disaster health” as, “Maximal safety in situations of threat, optimal function in situations of high stress, and effective action in response to emergencies, disasters, and extreme events.” To remain congruent with HSPD-21, SAFETY, FUNCTION, ACTION integrates elements of disaster medical care, public health, and behavioral health within a single framework. This course is dually focused on disaster responders and the disaster survivors they serve. As a result, the framework also introduces two skill sets: a "PREPARE" skill set focused on responders, and a "RESPOND" skill set focused on support for survivors.