Virtual Educational Resource for the Biosciences (VERB) - Eutherians - standalone HTML files
VERB is an online animal diversity resource designed to accompany undergraduate degrees in the Biosciences. In this package, entitled VERB Eutherians, the groups discussed are the living placental mammals. Contained are a series of web pages outlining the diversity of the eutherians from an evolutionary perspective. The topics of focus are phylogeny (evolutionary history) and functional anatomy, but subjects as wide as genetics, ecology, physiology, and developmental biology are discussed where
Advanced Quality Concepts: Trainers Guide
Trainers Guide. This unit is designed to help you meet the requirements of the module Advanced Quality Concepts. It has the following learning outcomes: Discuss the importance of quality, basic concepts of quality management and quality improvement and the links with productivity, economic advantage and standard of living. Discuss the characteristics and practices of customer focussed organisations. Identify and discuss various quality improvement models and apply quality improvement tools. Iden
"In Defense of Academic Freedom"
A two session symposium on academic freedom chaired by Tariq Ali. The growing evidence of outside interference in the hiring process at universities and the recent tenure denials at DePaul University, has prompted leading scholars across the nation to begin to speak out in defense of academic freedom. The DePaul University Academic Freedom Committee, Verso Books, and Diskord Journal sponsored a public symposium chaired by Tariq Ali, editor of Verso Books and New Left Review, and featuring: Akeel
Inequities In Health: A Global Perspective
Inequalities in health are: “Differences in the prevalence or incidence of health problems between individual people of higher and lower socio-economic status”. Inequities in health are these differences but articulated as being preventable, unjust and wrong. This presentation gives a global perspective of these inequalities.
Externalities and health
48 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Externalities & Health, covering: What are 'externalities'; Positive externalities and health; Negative externalities and health; 'Global' externalities and health; Externalities and public goods
Public goods and health
41 PowerPoint slides from Richard Smith of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on Public goods and health, covering: What is a 'public good'; Is 'health' a public good; Importance of public goods for health; 'Global' public goods and health
Interdisciplinary Science Near Space Student Document
Near Space is an introduction to some of the scientific concepts of the global climate system, and to the concept of anthropogenic climate change. In this module we will look at physical, chemical and biological influences on the climate.
Researching solutions to global water shortages
Director of the University of Nottingham’s Centre for Clean Water Technologies. Making sure the world’s population has enough drinking water is one of the biggest challenges we face today. A rapidly increasing global population, the fact that only a very small percentage of global water is available for consumption and an uneven global distribution of clean drinking water are the main problems in regard to the current global water crisis. Professor Hilal discusses these problems and some of
The English Countryside, Rural Life and Cultural Change, 1900-75
This module will explore a relatively new area of historical research: the twentieth century countryside. Of interest first will be the realities of rural life and work in the first half of the century. The course will then consider the crucial post-war changes in farming, planning and rural living that have had such an impact upon contemporary perceptions of the countryside.
NASA KSNN What do plants need to grow?
By definition, a plant is a living thing that produces its own food through photosynthesis. This process uses carbon dioxide and water. Trapping light from the Sun, plants are able to change sunlight's energy into useable chemical energy. Not only is chemical energy produced, but oxygen is a by-product of photosynthesis. Plants are essential to the balance of life on Earth - and to life, as we know it, on other planets.
Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN)
The Global Foodborne Infections Network (GFN) was created by the World Health Organization (WHO) and other collaborators in response to the impact of foodborne and other enteric diseases. In January 2010 the GFN had 1571 members from 177 Member States and territories. This site provides information on the objectives and activities of the GFN, partners and coordination of activities, training courses, membership information, and GFN publications (includes newsletters and articles).
Energy resources: alternative energy in perspective
Alternative energy sources are seen by many people as potential solutions to the many economic and environmental challenges posed by the current dominance of world energy supply by fossil and nucler fuels. Just how realistic are these hopes? This unit summarises the technical and geographic challenges posed by each alternative source. It is left to you to judge the feasiibility of imploementing these changes against the claims for 'alternative' solutions to global energy challenges that are regu
The EU at 27 - taking on a global role
The Minister for Europe will consider how an enlarged EU can address global challenges and how the Reform Treaty will help the EU to perform more strongly both in Europe and internationally.
Internationalising the Curriculum: an annotated bibliography
This annotated bibliography comprises a selection of books, journal articles, conference papers and other resources on the subject of the internationalised curriculum. It has been compiled initially from a library of global sources originally brought together as part of the review of literature in the field, commissioned by the Higher Education Academy in 2006 (Caruana, V. and Spurling, N., 2007). This has been up-dated to include more recent work. The central criterion for selection of material