Imaging in medicine
X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans are all medical imaging techniques of great practical importance that have been encountered by a great many people in their medical histories. This unit illustrates how these techniques work – and their limitations and advantages.
The MMR vaccine: Public health, private fears
A decade ago, the possibility of a link between the MMR vaccine and autism hit the media. Fear of the vaccine spread rapidly and, despite an almost unanimous consensus that the claim was unfounded, still persists today. In this unit, we’ll examine why this controversy took on such a life of its own and why parents still agonise about the vaccine.
Water and human health
Water is a natural resource that is vital for human survival and health, although only a tiny fraction of the Earth's supply is available to humans and terrestrial animals. In this unit we look at threats, such as pollution, to water's capacity to support life around the world.
MUSC Health: Convenient Health Care
This commercial opens with an older couple driving into a parking garage. They have lived through the great depression, a world war and have raised six kids and have 18 grandkids. However, they still have to hunt for a parking space, just like the rest of us. Dr. Phil Costello explains that with all they have given the world, they deserve some convenience. That is why MUSC is bringing smarter health care right to places you live. MUSC provides primary care physicians throughout the low-country a
In this unit you will learn how advances in genetics could change the way in which diseases are diagnosed and managed. The advent of predictive medicine, based on more detailed DNA profiling of individual genotypes using technologies like gene chips, rather than screening for one gene at a time, may shift the relationship between doctor and patient. People will be seeking advice on how to manage their susceptibilities or genetic risks, rather than looking for treatment for an already existing di
International Classification of Function, Disability and Health
This package was originally designed for undergraduates in Medicine at the University of Nottingham. It will also be useful to students in nursing, allied health professions and pharmacy. Practitioners in these fields, who are new to the ICF, will also find it a useful introduction. It describes the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF), a classification system published by the World Health Organisation to describe health status. This system is widely used
A new career in the health service Professor Beasley addresses the Nursing graduating class of 2006. In this Podcast, Professor Beasley talks about the importance of optimism in the ever-changing field of Nursing. She also stresses the need to take risks to further your career.
Professor Beasley addresses the Nursing graduating class of 2006.
In this Podcast, Professor Beasley talks about the importance of optimism in the ever-changing field of Nursing. She also stresses the need to take risks to further your career.
Health and Fitness - after 11/12/2007
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Health Assessment and Promotion
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Forensic Biology and Impression Evidence
CJ386 - Forensic Biology and Impression Evidence This course introduces you to the major contributors to the development of forensic science. In this course, you will explore the science of forensic biology, traditionally known as serology, and the broad scope of laboratory tests used to investigate crimes involving blood and other body fluids. You will learn about the responsibilities of police officers that are first to arrive at a crime scene as well as the role and responsibilities of expert
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Intervention de Frédérique Teurnier
Intervention de Frédérique Teurnier
Health, disease and society: Scottish influence in the 19th century
This unit examines the role that Scots played in contributing to the developments in healthcare during the nineteenth century. The radical transformation of medicine in Europe included the admission of women as doctors and the increased numbers of specialised institutions such as asylums. Such developments were also influenced by wider social, economic, political and cultural backgrounds – these are also examined.
Medicine transformed: On access to health care
Access to healthcare is important to all of us. Did the arrival of state medicine in the twentieth century mean that everyone had access to good medical services? If you fell sick in 1930 where could you get treatment – from a GP, a hospital, a nurse? This unit shows that in the early twentieth century, access to care was unequally divided. The rich could afford care; working men, women and children were helped by the state; others had to rely on their own resources.
The history of medicine: A Scottish perspective
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the approach to medicine was vastly different from today. Health is now recognised, at least in most European countries, as a universal right, but what was it like in the past? How did social and political boundaries affect access to treatment, and what were the treatments of the day? This unit examines how Scottish healthcare institutions were influenced by these underlying social, economic, political and cultural contexts.
8.1.1 What kind of evidence has been used in this unit? We have used personal stories as evidence to support arguments about the mutual constitution of personal lives and social policy. The people in our stories all came to, or stayed in, the UK primarily because they saw it as a place of safety, not because of the welfare benefits or services they hoped to receive, and we have contrasted this with dominant discourses about (bogus) asylum seekers for whom welfare in the UK is said to act as a magnet. These dominant or official discourses, echoed b
We have used personal stories as evidence to support arguments about the mutual constitution of personal lives and social policy. The people in our stories all came to, or stayed in, the UK primarily because they saw it as a place of safety, not because of the welfare benefits or services they hoped to receive, and we have contrasted this with dominant discourses about (bogus) asylum seekers for whom welfare in the UK is said to act as a magnet. These dominant or official discourses, echoed b
Biology of Water and Health
This course encourages and trains students to think outside the box when addressing water-related problems. Our interdisciplinary approach is designed, for example,to give the health professional an introduction to the engineering components involved in the provision of safe water and sanitation. While at the same time providing the engineer an ecological framework for understanding the place of water in health, it also gives a voice to the ways in which water is involved in social interactions,
Nutrition and Medicine
Only 25% of US medical schools have a required nutrition course. Tufts provides such a course with 25 hours of instruction as lectures and small group activities. The course spans the theoretical to the clinical aspects of nutrition. The student learns to obtain information and knowledge, develop the ability to interpret and evaluate current nutrition research, and develop critical thinking skills on the use of nutrition in medical care. Small group assignments include: making a personal dietary
This course is designed to challenge and encourage you, as veterinary students, to explore the relationships between population health and public health, animal health and human health, and clinical and population-based health practice. If we are successful, the process of exploration will continue throughout your graduate school education and training so that when you graduate, you will be better equipped to define your role as a veterinarian, and that of the veterinary profession, in public he
Law and Veterinary Medicine
This course follows the first-year Human-Animal Relationships course and precedes the third-year course Ethics and Veterinary Medicine. It continues the emphasis on the importance of familiarity with social values and trends, including those evident in law, for the individual veterinarian We also look time and again at the significance of values and trends for veterinary education more generally and, of course, the profession of veterinary medicine as a whole. Throughout all these courses, offer
Back in simpler times, doctors took care of their patients one visit at a time. Rarely did they feel compelled to pay much attention to the larger communities to which their patients belonged. That was left to public health professionals, if they existed. More recently, however, it's become abundantly clear that practicing high quality, cost-effective medicine requires us to look beyond our patients to see a whole population of people in need of our attention.