Health and Medicine

Open Courseware and Resources

- Health Science: the applied science dealing with health.
- Medicine: the science and "art" of maintaining and/or restoring human health through the study, diagnosis, and treatment of patients.

Medical Decision Support

decision analysis, artificial intelligence, predictive model construction, evaluation, advantages & disadvantages in real-world systems, decision support, knowledge-based & learning systems, perfprmance evaluation, computer-based diagnosis, planning & monitoring of therapeutic interventions, implemented medical applications & software tools

Molecular Biology for the Auditory System

human genetics & molecular biology, fundamentals of pedigree analysis, linkage analysis, molecular cloning, gene analysis, ethical/legal issues, molecular approaches to function & dysfunction of cochlea: labs

Principles of Pharmacology

harmacologic agents, principles of biophysics, biochemistry & physiology as related to mechanisms of drug action, biodistribution & metabolism: dose-response relations, pharmacokinetics, drug delivery systems, drug metabolism, toxicity of pharmacological agents, drug interaction and substance abuse. Selected agents and classes of agents, readings, study materials

Genomics and Computational Biology

relationships among sequence, structure & function in complex biological networks, realistic modeling of quantitative, comprehensive, functional genomics analyses, exercises (algorithmic, statistical, database, & simulation approaches & practical applications to medicine, biotechnology, drug discovery, genetic engineering), future opportunities & current limitations: readings, projects, study materials

Integrative Biology

General Human Anatomy, functional anatomy of the human body as revealed by gross and microscopic examination

Genomic Medicine

key genomic technologies and computational approaches that are driving advances in prognostics, diagnostics, and treatment, issues surrounding the context of genomics in medicine including (what does a physician need to know? what sorts of questions will s/he likely encounter from patients? how should s/he respond?)

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