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Starts : 2016-02-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Health & Safety JaverianaX Medicine

¿Sabía que las enfermedades crónicas son la principal causa de mortalidad y discapacidad a nivel mundial? Se ha preguntado ¿por qué sucede esto? A través de este curso descubrirá que estas consecuencias se pueden prevenir si pacientes, cuidadores y profesionales de la salud, logran comprender las barreras y limitaciones que tiene el paciente para responder positivamente con el tratamiento farmacológico y no farmacológico de dichas enfermedades.  Los estudiantes reconocerán que los pacientes con enfermedad crónica que tienen una adherencia positiva al tratamiento, lograran tener cambios en su estilo de vida que generarán los resultados preventivos y terapéuticos deseados.

Starts : 2016-11-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English DelftX EdX Engineering Health & Safety Law

In this course we will explore the challenges faced by investigators when trying to piece together the probable sequence of events. We will familiarize you with the investigative ways of thinking and forming of conclusions. In fact, you’ll learn to think and act as an air safety investigator.

Thought-provoking assignments test your observation skills, fact-finding skills and analytical skills. The assignments give you a taste of what investigators face during an investigation. Skills such as Inductive and Deductive reasoning are highlighted to explain the challenging process of air safety investigation. This professional course contains assignments, individual feedback and live online sessions.

Air safety investigations are complex and affect people from all over the world, with different backgrounds. This course is aimed at different target groups so you can experience different perspectives. We will focus on the legal framework behind air safety investigations world-wide, and the generic procedures followed when an aviation occurrence happens.

Generalist track & Expert track

As this course is for a broad group of professional learners, you have the opportunity to select assignments according to your specific professional needs. After enrolment you will receive access to the generalist track. If you are up for the challenge, we offer the expert track at no additional cost.

Safety professionals with years of relevant experience will thus have the opportunity to work on an in-depth, challenging case. This case is also open to others, if they are willing to commit their time.

The CEU certificate will specify the track type and its learning objectives.

Would this be a course for me?

This is the right course for you, if you are:

  • A professional working in aviation (such as pilots, engineering and safety staff, ground staff etc.) seeking for a more fundamental understanding of the process behind air safety investigations.
  • A safety professional interested in safety within Aviation.
  • A professional working in fields who deal with the outcomes of aviation incidents and accidents such as journalists, lawyers, psychologists.
  • Anyone who is interested in this field.

Starts : 2016-03-31
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Health & Safety KIx Medicine

Global Health is a new field within public health sciences that integrates the knowledge from fields such as epidemiology, medicine, economy and the behavioral sciences. The main aim of the course, An Introduction to Global Health, is to describe and analyze variation in health between and within countries. This will provide an understanding of causes of the variation. The course will include measurements and determinants of health. Further, the course offers a public health perspective of the global burden of diseases. The course will specifically address: Maternal and Child Health; Sexual reproductive health and rights; Major infectious disease - malaria, TB, HIV, pneumonia; Non communicable disease; Mental health; Disasters; Injuries; Health systems and financing; and Health policy. Analysis will be done from a gender and equity perspective.

The course combines different teaching methods: lectures, self-study, and exercises using gapminder tools (Gapminder.org) to analyze indicators. An added value is that the course is open to participants from different parts of the world, which creates an intercultural learning and teaching environment.

By the end of this course, you should have a good idea of how these key global health challenges are approached by different stakeholders. You will have developed an understanding of what kind of solutions exist today and hopefully you will be curious as to how to make positive difference in the world.

Starts : 2014-09-30
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX HarvardX Health & Safety Medicine

Musculoskeletal AnatomyX invites students to join basic science and clinical faculty at Harvard Medical School (HMS) to learn about several musculoskeletal injuries commonly seen in clinical practice.

For each case, students visit the HMS Clinical Skills Center to observe the initial patient encounter and physical examination by an orthopedic surgeon. Following the patient encounter, students complete the interactive gross anatomy, histology and radiology learning sessions essential for understanding the case. The anatomy learning sessions include observing actual dissections in the Harvard Medical School anatomy laboratories revealing and explaining the human anatomy relevant for each clinical case.

After completing the case learning sessions, students review pertinent radiology images, commit to a tentative diagnosis from a list of differential diagnoses, and accompany the patient to a virtual operating room to observe the surgical treatment.  In the virtual operating room, students observe narrated videos of actual surgical procedures.

Clinical content for each case is developed in close collaboration with leading orthopedic surgeons and radiologists at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

This course will contain videos, photographs, and other content, including anatomical images and videos showing cadaver dissection, that some people may find offensive, disturbing or inappropriate.


 

HarvardX requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code : https://www.edx.org/edx-terms-service. 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 : http://harvardx.harvard.edu/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 : https://www.edx.org/contact-us.

 

Starts : 2017-06-07
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Health & Safety JaverianaX

¿Sabe usted qué riesgo representan para su salud los problemas de sueño?

En este curso usted aprenderá cómo se manifiestan algunos de los problemas del sueño en niños y adultos, qué consecuencias pueden generar en su salud física y mental, cómo tener una adecuada higiene de sueño, por qué ocurren algunos de estos trastornos y cuáles son algunas de las formas para diagnosticarlos.

Teniendo en cuenta que el ser humano pasa casi 8500 días durmiendo, es fundamental y apasionante comprender algunos puntos claves de la evolución del conocimiento acerca del sueño, sus alteraciones, implicaciones e impacto en calidad de vida, economía mundial, algunas herramientas diagnósticas, nuevas investigaciones y muchas cosas más.

Es importante aclarar que simplemente se trata de un curso introductorio para generar inquietudes y preguntas en ustedes.

Este MOOC fue desarrollado en colaboración con las Doctoras Patricia Hidalgo M. y Patricia Panqueva C. de la Clínica de sueño del HUSI.

Starts : 2015-06-02
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edX Free Closed [?] English Communication EdX Health & Safety Humanities Social Sciences UWashingtonX

Everyone experiences adversity and stress at some level, whether it’s the pressure to perform in school or work, relationship problems, financial difficulties, or simply the number of tasks to do in a short period of time. All stress isn’t bad, but chronic stress can take its toll on our minds, bodies, and behavior. Research has shown that people can learn and use specific resilience skills (such as optimistic thinking, relaxation strategies, choosing one’s attention) and positive routines (good sleep, scheduling in fun, and so on) in order to better manage stress, bounce back quicker after a setback, be more effective in their academic and vocational pursuits, develop stronger relationships with others, be physically and mentally healthy, and be satisfied with their lives overall. In short, resilience is ordinary magic and can be learned. It does not necessarily mean that you have to be born resilient or get lucky in life.

The purpose of this course is to teach individuals the science behind becoming a resilient person. Stated simply, resilience is the ability to survive and thrive. Resiliency is not only about your ability to positively adapt in the face of adverse or challenging circumstances (that is, survive), but it is also about learning the positive skills, strategies and routines that enable you to live a happy, fulfilling, and meaningful life (in other words, thrive). This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself in order to effectively manage life stressors and do what matters most in life. 

By the end of this course, you will have learned about the knowledge and skills that you can apply in your life now and in the future to be a resilient person.

Course goal:

The goal for this course is to give you permission to take care of yourself and empower you to be a resilient person. A resilient person is someone who:

  • purposely strives to be as mentally and psychically healthy as possible,
  • possesses the confidence to effectively cope with and manage stressful situations,
  • is compassionate towards self and others,
  • demonstrates grit or perseverance even in the face of adversity, and
  • focuses on the positive and fulfilling aspects of life.

Course supporting objectives: When you complete this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe why ‘functioning from the inside out’ is critical to becoming a resilient, effective person
    • Explain the benefits of resilience and how the specific skills translate into optimizing social-emotional wellbeing and doing what matters most in life
  • Directly practice a variety of resilience skills in different aspects of your life, including but not limited to:
    • Mindfulness practices
    • Strategies to manage intense emotions
    • Activities that induce positive emotions
    • Clarifying important personal values (that is, what matters most) and committing to behaving consistent with them
    • Making health lifestyle choices that are cheap and readily available, yet promote well-being
  • Describe why ‘practicing’ and integrating resilience skills into one’s life is critical to making them a habit and becoming a resilient person
  • Develop a resilience plan that serves as a roadmap for your future

Starts : 2016-11-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Health & Safety KIx Medicine Science

Behavioral medicine is the science of changing our behavior, so we as individuals can stay healthy and happy as long as we can. In this course on Behavioral Medicine, you will learn about basic behavioral medicine concepts and explore how they can be applied to help people who need to change specific lifestyle behaviors to attain better health. Working with virtual patient interactions will give you a chance to test behavioral medicine interventions. You will also learn self¬-help tools based on behavioral medicine, for whatever you need to change in your own life. In this updated version of the course, you will also explore innovations in how to deliver the tools of behavioral medicine to patients in primary care and psychiatry, and what kind of content digital tools might need to include.

To help people who need to improve their health by changing their behaviors, you will learn about Motivational Interviewing (MI), a counseling style that stimulates behavior change. You will have an opportunity to test basic techniques in MI with a “virtual bartender” who has sleep problems that he is trying to solve by drinking alcohol. The following sections will focus on coping with stress, improving sleep, increasing physical activity and everyday behaviors like hand washing, safer sex and minimizing risky alcohol use.

To complete this course, you will need to spend a total of about 30-40 hours. This time covers course videos, follow-up questions to help you remember what you have learned, course reading (mostly open access scientific articles) and homework tasks. Part of the work is for you to do on your own, and part will be together with other participants in the course community.


This course is offered in collaboration with EIT Health.

Starts : 2016-07-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences EdX Health & Safety LouvainX Medicine

How do we breathe? What is the purpose of our lungs? What is the link between oxygen and life ? These questions open a vast field of discovery to help us understand respiration. This course is for anyone who wants to understand human respiratory physiology, the operation of respiration and the lungs.

Immersed in the heart of the university and hospital practice, you’ll learn from professors, health professionals, interns and medical students. Together we’ll discuss topics that are close to the world surrounding us: respiration during exercise, at high altitude, the role of air pollutants, asthma, and other important respiratory issues.

During the course experts will discuss specific and practical topics such as how to comprehend oxygenation of a patient, why and when to administer oxygen, and what hyperventilation means.

This course will also discuss in depth human anatomy, physical volumes and pressures of gasses, blood, oxygen, CO₂, lungs, tissues, smoking and chronic bronchitis.

Starts : 2017-07-05
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Health & Safety JaverianaX

Alguna vez se ha preguntado ¿Qué ocurre cuando envejecemos? o ¿Qué cuidados debemos brindarle al adulto mayor?

En este curso introductorio usted aprenderá sobre los aspectos básicos del envejecimiento, pautas de envejecimiento activo y el cuidado al adulto mayor en diferentes escenarios. Amplíe su conocimiento sobre esta temática en momentos claves de envejecimiento de la población como los que vivimos actualmente a nivel mundial.

Si después de tomar este curso usted está interesado o interesada en adquirir un mayor conocimiento y realizar un posgrado lo invitamos a conocer nuestro campus y la Maestría en Cuidado de Enfermería al Adulto Mayor. 

Starts : 2017-05-02
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edX Free Closed [?] English Biology & Life Sciences Business & Management Chemistry Computer Science Data Analysis & Statistics Economics & Finance

This overview course is designed to show new students how to take a course on edx.org. You will learn how to navigate the edX platform and complete your first course! From there, we will help you get started choosing the course that best fits your interests, needs, and dreams.

Starts : 2017-05-09
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Health & Safety MichiganX Social Sciences

In this social sciences course, you will develop a framework for:

  • Engaging diversity and differences in social work practice.
  • Advancing human rights and social and economic justice.

We will explore the knowledge base that underlies skills needed to work towards justice. You will learn about types and sources of power, multiple social locations, social constructions, social processes, social identities, conflicts, and how all these interact.

You will develop skills in critical contextual thinking and analyses, and in praxis, learn to use knowledge and theory to recognize and critique underlying assumptions and paradigms and inform working for change.

You will learn how multiple kinds of boundaries are especially important—across groups, between organizations and system levels, and within and between people, related to intersecting social locations.

You will actively explore how societal power and diversity characterize and shape the human experience, and are critical to the formation of social structures, cultural understandings, group and organizational processes, and identities. You will learn how the dimensions of diversity are understood as the intersectionality of multiple factors including: age, class, color, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, immigration status, political ideology, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

You will learn how current experiences of privilege and oppression are shaped by historical forces, societal structures, social constructions, groups, interpersonal processes and human understandings. This includes an understanding of the institutional, organizational, policy, and socio-cultural arrangements that contribute to privilege and oppression. Additionally, this course will explore formulations of human rights, including positive rights, and negative conditions that need to be eradicated.

You will also study how social justice and injustice occur in organizations, institutions, and society, relevant theories that can inform work for justice (e.g., critical race theory, and components of many theories), and how mechanisms of oppression and privilege work (e.g., marginalization, exploitation, violence, cultural hegemony, and powerlessness).

This course is part of the Social Work: Practice, Policy and Research MicroMasters Program offered by MichiganX.

Starts : 2014-05-06
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edX Free Closed [?] Communication Communication Communication Communication Communication Communication

This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself by learning the skills to manage stress and optimize wellbeing.

Starts : 2015-07-14
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Environmental Studies Health & Safety OECx Science

There are many practical applications of radiation and radioactivity in various fields, including medical, scientific, and industrial activities. In some parts of Japan, people continue to experience environmental radioactivity caused by the nuclear accident at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant on a daily basis. Understanding the basic science of radiation and radioactivity will form the base of the course, with specific examples from Japan and elsewhere in the world to illustrate concepts.

This course introduces radiochemistry, radiation detection and measurement, and explores radiation’s effect on the human body. You will gain a greater understanding of radioisotopes, radioactive decay, radiations, radiation interaction with matter, and ways to assess radiation exposure. We will explore applications of radiation through various examples including nuclear power generation, diagnostic and therapeutic uses in medicine, and other scientific and industrial uses. Lastly, we will discuss the fate and transport of radioactive cesium in Fukushima in relation to chemical and physical properties of the radionuclide.

 

LICENSE

The course materials, unless otherwise noted, are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International license (CC BY-NC). This means that the course allows learners not only to openly register and freely learn online, but also to reuse, revise, and remix almost all of the materials used in the course as long as you use them for non-commercial purposes.

Starts : 2016-10-17
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edX Free Closed [?] English Computer Science EdX Health & Safety KIx Social Sciences

KIeHealthX will introduce students to the field of eHealth and its opportunities and challenges. During the course you will get to know the different concepts that are used in the field and learn how it developed historically. This basic knowledge will help you to understand the opportunities and challenges of the field. You will meet different stakeholders from various countries and get to know their views on the opportunities and challenges of eHealth. We will introduce you to eHealth strategies and frameworks for developing and analyzing them. You will get to know methods for eHealth service development and discuss basic requirements that are necessary to achieve sustainable eHealth applications for both clinical professionals and patients.

You will see examples of eHealth applications in different contexts and for different users. We will discuss questions such as:

  • What is it that is so unique about the health sector?
  • What factors are important - to avoid failures when implementing eHealth?
  • What are usable tools for care professionals?
  • How can patients best organize and use their own health data to improve their condition?

eHealth is a global issue but successful eHealth implementation is very dependent on the local context. At the end of the course you will have a basic understanding what eHealth is and how to set up eHealth strategies and discuss them in your specific context. You will also get to know success factors and pitfalls for the development of sustainable eHealth services and their implementation. 


This course is offered in collaboration with EIT Health.

Starts : 2014-10-30
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edX Free Closed [?] Business English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX HarvardX Health & Safety

Entrepreneurship and Healthcare in Emerging Economies aims to engage students in an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding the nature of complex health problems throughout the world, with an illustrative focus on South Asia. Students will become acquainted with prior attempts to address these problems, to identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and to propose and develop their own candidate solutions.

Throughout, the emphasis is on individual agency—what can the learner do to address a defined problem? While we use the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, students will see that both problems and solutions are inevitably of a multi-disciplinary nature, and we will draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.


 

HarvardX requires individuals who enroll in its courses on edX to abide by the terms of the edX honor code : https://www.edx.org/edx-terms-service. 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 : http://harvardx.harvard.edu/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 : https://www.edx.org/contact-us.

 

Starts : 2017-03-01
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edX Free Closed [?] English Business & Management Economics & Finance EdX HarvardX Health & Safety

This business and management course takes an inter-disciplinary approach to understanding and solving complex social problems. You will learn about prior attempts to address these problems, identify points of opportunity for smart entrepreneurial efforts, and propose and develop your own creative solutions.

The focus of this course is on individual agency—what can you do to address a defined problem? While we will use the lens of health to explore entrepreneurial opportunities, you will learn how both problems and solutions are inevitably of a multi-disciplinary nature, and we will draw on a range of sectors and fields of study.

Starts : 2015-09-15
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Health & Safety HKUx Medicine Science

“If history is our guide, we can assume that the battle between the intellect and will of the human species and the extraordinary adaptability of microbes will be never-ending.” (1)

Despite all the remarkable technological breakthroughs that we have made over the past few decades, the threat from infectious diseases has significantly accelerated. In this course, we will learn why this is the case by looking at the fundamental scientific principles underlying epidemics and the public health actions behind their prevention and control in the 21st century.

This course covers these four topics:

  1. origins of novel pathogens;
  2. analysis of the spread of infectious diseases;
  3. medical and public health countermeasures to prevent and control epidemics;
  4. panel discussions involving leading public health experts with deep frontline experiences to share their views on risk communication, crisis management, ethics and public trust in the context of infectious disease control. 

(1) Fauci AS, Touchette NA, Folkers GK. Emerging Infectious Diseases: a 10-Year Perspective from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. Emerg Infect Dis 2005 Apr; 11(4):519-25.

如果历史是我们的向导,我们可以认为人类的智慧和意志与微生物种惊人的适应性之间的斗争将永远持续下去。”(1) 尽管过去的几十年间我们在科技领域取得了令人瞩目的突破,可是传染病对人类的威胁却显著增加。本课程将通过学习流行病学的基础科学原理以及预防与控制流行病的公共卫生措施,对上述现象予以阐释。 课程包括下列四个主题: • 新型病原体如何产生 • 分析传染病的传播方式 • 预防和控制流行病的医学与公共卫生措施 • 专题讨论:具有丰富一线经验的公共卫生专家将针对控制传染病的风险沟通、危机管理、伦理学、公众信任等方面的问题予以讨论。

如果歷史是我們的向導,我們可以認為人類的智慧和意誌與微生物種驚人的適應性之間的鬥爭將永遠持續下去”(1) 盡管過去的幾十年間我們在科技領域取得了令人矚目的突破,可是傳染病对人類的威脅卻顯著增加。本課程將通過學習流行病學的基礎科學原理以及預防與控制流行病的公共衛生措施,對上述現象予以闡釋。 課程包括下列四個主題: • 新型病原體如何產生 • 分析傳染病的傳播方式 • 預防和控制流行病的醫學與公共衛生措施 專題討論:具有豐富一線經驗的公共衛生專家將針對控制傳染病的風險溝通、危機管理、倫理學、公眾信任等方面的問題予以討論

Starts : 2016-10-18
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX HamiltonX Health & Safety Philosophy & Ethics

While sport sometimes is dismissed as frivolous, it not only raises fundamental ethical questions, such as what counts as fair play, but is an important cultural phenomenon attracting the interests of millions of people around the globe. Love sports or hate them, their cultural role or influence cannot easily be dismissed.

In this course, we will explore some of the fundamental ethical issues raised by sport, ranging from investigation of the nature of sports to see what values, if any, sports do and should promote and the educational significance of sports especially in higher education in the U.S, violence in sports, gender equity in sports, and the ethics of using performance enhancing drugs.

We hope that through brief lectures on videos, hearty debate in the discussion board, interactive media, and some selected readings to promote not only better understanding of the ethics of sport, but also appreciation for the role of reasoned discourse in advancing our understanding of ethical issues and how to approach them.

Starts : 2015-09-21
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edX Free Closed [?] English EdX Health & Safety MéxicoX

Las enfermedades transmitidas por vector (ETV) comprenden un grupo heterogéneo de enfermedades que difieren en su expresión clínica y patológica en las que están involucradas una gran variedad de agentes patógenos y vectores transmisores. Actualmente, las ETV de mayor importancia por su magnitud, trascendencia y vulnerabilidad son el dengue y el paludismo. Por otro lado, el riesgo de que el virus de Chikungunya se propague a nivel mundial, especialmente en las Américas, es probablemente mayor de lo que se había pensado.

El curso, impartido por el Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública (INSP), tiene como objetivo capacitar al personal de salud en el adecuado diagnóstico, tratamiento y manejo en general de enfermedades transmitidas por vector (ETV) de mayor impacto.

Starts : 2016-09-28
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edX Free Closed [?] Agriculture English Chemistry EdX Food & Nutrition Health & Safety McGillX Science

Eating well and understanding the nuances of food has become a complicated and often confusing experience. Virtually every day brings news about some “miracle food” that we should be consuming or some "poison" we should be avoiding. One day it's tomatoes to prevent cancer, then flaxseed against heart disease or soybeans for menopause. At the same time, we are warned about trans fats, genetically modified foods, aspartame and MSG. Dietary supplements are often touted as the key to health or a factor in morbidity. According to some, dairy products are indispensable while others urge us to avoid them. The same goes for meat, wheat and soy; the list goes on.

This course will shed light on the molecules that constitute our macro and micronutrients and will attempt to clarify a number of the food issues using the most relevant, up-to-date science available. Other topics to be presented will include the diet-cancer relationship, the link between diet and cardiovascular disease, food-borne illnesses, food additives and weight control.

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