12.091 Medical Geology/Geochemistry: An Exposure (MIT)
This course introduces students to the basic concepts of Medical Geology/Geochemistry. Medical Geology/Geochemistry is the study of the interaction between abundances of elements and isotopes and the health of humans and plants.
STS.005 Disease and Society in America (MIT)
This course examines the growing importance of medicine in culture, economics and politics. It uses an historical approach to examine the changing patterns of disease, the causes of morbidity and mortality, the evolution of medical theory and practice, the development of hospitals and the medical profession, the rise of the biomedical research industry, and the ethics of health care in America.
10.805J Technology, Law, and the Working Environment (MIT)
This course addresses the relationship between technology-related problems and the law applicable to work environment. The National Labor Relations Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Toxic Substances Control Act, state worker's compensation, and suits by workers in the courts are discussed in the course. Problems related to occupational health and safety, collective bargaining as a mechanism for altering technology in the workplace, job alienation, productivity, and the organizatio
Internal Medicine: How Physicians Think
Dr. John Setrakian is an assistant professor of Medicine at McGill University and an attending physician at the McGill University Health Centre.
Trauma Medicine: War and Peace
Dr. David Mulder is Chief of Thoracic Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre, physician for the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and a Member of the Order of Canada.
Medical Panel: From the Bench to the Bedside
In this special Homecoming lecture Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal, Health Affairs, Richard I. Levin moderates a panel discussion featuring some of the University’s most distinguished cancer researchers.
Mushrooms: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Expert mycologist Suha Jabaji speaks about the world of fungi and their integral relationship with the health of the planet in this Freaky Friday presentation.
20.104J Chemicals in the Environment: Toxicology and Public Health (BE.104J) (MIT)
This course addresses the challenges of defining a relationship between exposure to environmental chemicals and human disease. Course topics include epidemiological approaches to understanding disease causation; biostatistical methods; evaluation of human exposure to chemicals, and their internal distribution, metabolism, reactions with cellular components, and biological effects; and qualitative and quantitative health risk assessment methods used in the U.S. as bases for regulatory decision-ma
Health Assessment and Promotion
This course focuses on the complete health assessment, the nursing process, and its relationship to the prevention and early detection of disease in clients across the life span. This course introduces processes of health assessment: interviewing, history-taking, and physical assessment. Dominant models, theories and perspectives are used to explain health behavior are considered in relation to evidence-based health promotion and health education strategies. Students are also expected to identif
Bernstein on Inequality
William Bernstein, author of A Splendid Exchange, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about inequality. Bernstein is worried about it; Roberts is not. Bernstein argues that inequality is damaging to the health of low-status people and hurts the health of the economy. Roberts challenges Bernstein's empirical evidence. It's a lively conversation on the economics of status, productivity and the progressivity of taxes.
Brady on the State of the Electorate
David Brady of Stanford University talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of the electorate and what current and past political science have to say about the upcoming midterm elections. Drawing on his own survey work and that of others, Brady uses current opinion polls to predict a range of likely outcomes in the House and Senate in November. He then discusses the role of recent health care legislation in the upcoming election as well as Obama's approval ratings. The conversation
Relevance of Organic Dairy Cattle Breeding Commercial Radio in the UK - Gillian Reynolds Activity 1 for Scenario Health Design Technology Institute Designing Health Communications - Dr David Sless HST.939 Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice (MIT) 21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health (MIT) 14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)
Presentation by Bio Institut - lfz Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Styria, Austria
Gillian Reynolds MBE is a Liverpool born journalist and broadcaster. During her career, she has worked as Radio Critic for the Guardian and for the Daily Telegraph, as well as Programme Controller of Radio City, Liverpool. She has served as Member and Vice Chair of the Art Council of England’s Film and Video Broadcasting Panel. She was a Member of the National Sound Archive Advisory Council, and chairs the Charles Parker Archive Trust at the Central Library, Birmingham. She is a Council member
This is the curriculum of activity 1 that is described in the educational scenario "The use of the stinging nettle (Urtica dioica L.) as a natural fungicide"
The Health Design Technology Institute will be the home of a number of initiatives for designing technologies and ways of working to help people manage their healthcare. This includes designing better products and systems to help the healthcare industry to manage the diverse needs of a number of people with long-term health conditions.
Dr David Sless, CEO of the Communication Research Institute, gives a talk on health information design.
Innovation in global health practice requires leaders who are trained to think and act like entrepreneurs. Whether at a hospital bedside or in a remote village, global healthcare leaders must understand both the business of running a social venture as well as how to plan for and provide access to life saving medicines and essential health services. Each week, the course features a lecture and skills-based tutorial session led by industry, non-profit foundation, technology, and academic leaders t
This course looks at medicine from a cross-cultural perspective, focusing on the human, as opposed to biological, side of things. Students learn how to analyze various kinds of medical practice as cultural systems. Particular emphasis is placed on Western (bio-) medicine; students examine how biomedicine constructs disease, health, body, and mind, and how it articulates with other institutions, national and international.
This course explores the foundations of policy making in developing countries. The goal is to spell out various policy options and to quantify the trade-offs between them. We will study the different facets of human development: education, health, gender, the family, land relations, risk, informal and formal norms and institutions. This is an empirical class. For each topic, we will study several concrete examples chosen from around the world. While studying each of these topics, we will ask: Wh
Commercial Radio in the UK - Gillian Reynolds
Activity 1 for Scenario
Health Design Technology Institute
Designing Health Communications - Dr David Sless
HST.939 Designing and Sustaining Technology Innovation for Global Health Practice (MIT)
21A.215 Medical Anthropology: Culture, Society, and Ethics in Disease and Health (MIT)
14.74 Foundations of Development Policy (MIT)