University of Edinburgh, Epidemiology and Public Health
The European Union: economic policy: syllabus
Syllabus for a 3rd year module on The European Union: economic policy as taught at Coventry University in 2009/10. The aim of this module is to provide an analysis of economic policy within the European Union (EU), with reference to appropriate theory, whilst also paying attention to the political and social implications of the European integration process. The module includes topics such as: the theory of economic integration, the Single Market, competition policy, the Common Agricultural Polic
The European Union: Economic Policy: seminar notes
Seminar notes for a 3rd year Economics course on The European Union: Economic Policy as taught by Mike Walsh of Coventry University.
Poverty, Inequality and the Welfare State
PDF-format lecture slides from a course on the Economics of Public Issues as taught Marie Stack of Nottingham Trent University in 2009-10.
HealthKnowledge Public Health Textbook - Medical Sociology, Social Policy, and Health Economics
'Medical Sociology, Social Policy, and Health Economics' is part of the 'Public Health Textbook' which can be accessed as an online resource. It covers part of the public health skills and competencies and has been organised in relation to the Faculty of Public Health Part A membership examination syllabus. It focuses on three main areas: Concepts of Health and Illness and Aetiology of Illness; Health Care; Equality, Equity and Policy and Health Economics.
HealthKnowledge Public Health Textbook - Health Information
'Health Information' is part of the 'Public Health Textbook' which can be accessed as an online resource. It covers part of the public health skills and competencies and has been organised in relation to the Faculty of Public Health Part A membership examination syllabus. It focuses on three main areas: populations; sickness and health; and applications (ways of putting it into action).
HealthKnowledge Public Health Textbook - Research Methods
'Research methods appropriate to public health practice, including epidemiology, statistical methods and other methods of enquiry including qualitative research methods', and is part of the 'Public Health Textbook' which can be accessed as an online resource. It covers some of the public health skills and competencies and has been organised in relation to the Faculty of Public Health Part A membership examination syllabus.
Interactive timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations (50 BC to 1830)
This interactive multimedial timeline on Anglo-Dutch relations from antiquity to 1830, uses MIT’s Simile technology and is based on the manuscript 'The Stranger’s case : a timeline of Cross-Channel Interactions' by Jaap Harskamp, curator of the Dutch and Flemish collections at the British Library, in which he has compiled and annotated a comprehensive list of over 800 events relating to Anglo-Dutch relations throughout the centuries. It is part of the Open Learning Environment in early moder
Germaine Greer Winifred Mercier Lecture
Feminist icon Professor Germaine Greer delivered this year's Winifred Mercier public lecture to a packed Gandhi Hall. Born in Melbourne and educated in Australia and at Cambridge University, Professor Greer's first book, The Female Eunuch (1969), took the world by storm and remains one of the most influential texts of the feminist movement. She has had a distinguished academic career in Britain and the USA and makes regular appearances in print and other media as a broadcaster, journalist, colum
Prof. Nick Childs - 'History of Brass Bands - The Golden Period'
The repertoire played by bands has altered radically over many years. However, commissioning bodies have always been governed by a desire to attract the leading mainstream composers of the day to write original material for the medium. The so-called 'Golden Period', spanning the period between the Great Depression and the Second World War, encapsulates this ambition at its most successful. A sequence of seminal works, by John Ireland, Gustav Holst, Granville Bantock, Herbert Howells, and Sir Edw
Global Perspectives in Public health and Health Promotion
9 Powerpoint slide sequences based on MSc lectures from a global prespecitves module that, adoting a social science perspective, explores the trends, issues and context of global public Health and Health Promotion.
Government of the UK and Ireland
The module is designed to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions about the nature of government in the UK and Ireland. Thus, it considers key concepts such as political culture, socialisation, devolution, and governance. This module aims to provoke thought, challenge preconceptions, stimulate questions and to nourish inquisitive minds more than to provide a set diet of ready-made `answers'. What are the contextual parameters within which modern government functions? What
Case Study for Business small business self-employed
Business case study: Colossal Schuhs is a mail order and Internet business, which sells size 12 or above men’s footwear to the public. The target market is males between the ages of 16-30, who have large sized feet but want to be at the height of fashion. The company will buy footwear from four different manufacturers, and sell these trainers and shoes on to the public. The manufacturers include: • I will be the only employee of the company. The business will rent a small warehouse.
National Science Week Posters
The Science Faculty Marketing Committee has for the last 4 years designed and produced posters to stimulate an interest in and curiosity about Science among primary school learners The posters are designed and created by scientists from the 13 departments in the Faculty of Science and the production and printing of the posters is funded by a Grant from SAASTA South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement The aim of the bright interactive posters is to create a resource for teachers
11.471 Targeting the Poor: Local Economic Development in Developing Countries (MIT)
This course treats public-sector policies, programs, and projects that attempt to increase employment through development-promoting measures in the economic realm, through support and regulation. It discusses the types of initiatives, tasks, and environments that are most conducive to equitable outcomes, and emphasizes throughout the understandings gained about why certain initiatives work and others don’t.
14.64 Labor Economics and Public Policy (MIT)
Theory and evidence concerning the functioning of the labor market. Particular emphasis on the roles played by government and institutions. Topics include minimum wages, labor market effects of social insurance and welfare programs, the collective bargaining relationship, discrimination, human capital, and unemployment. From the course home page: Course Description The course is an introduction to the field of Labor Economics, with an eye to helping students think critically about research an
15.023J Global Climate Change: Economics, Science, and Policy (MIT)
Introduces scientific, economic, and ecological issues underlying the threat of global climate change, and the institutions engaged in negotiating an international response. Develops an integrated approach to analysis of climate change processes, and assessment of proposed policy measures, drawing on research and model development within the MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change.
11.469 Urban Sociology in Theory and Practice (MIT)
This course is intended to introduce graduate students to a set of core writings in the field of urban sociology. Topics include the changing nature of community, social inequality, political power, socio-spatial change, technological change, and the relationship between the built environment and human behavior. We examine the key theoretical paradigms that have constituted the field since its founding, assess how and why they have changed over time, and discuss the implications of these paradig
Gender and land rights database
The Gender and land rights database is maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization. It offer free access to statistics and information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities and land rights worldwide. It is possible to view recent reports by country or topic. Topics covered include international conventions on land rights, national land laws, customary law, land ownership statistics. It is possible to construct some comparative graphs of dat
Learning aware environement: a Laboratorium of epidemiological studies
One challenge of the Laboratorium is to have the capacity to recognize and capture relevant events from observing the human activity, the ability to understand the learning needs and then to provide the adequate feedback in whatever form. Another challenge is the mapping of inaccessible phenomena into the sensible and temporal space of the classroom. Our design combines gaming situations and ambient technologies in the context of learning bio-statistics. This paper presents a method and a formal