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Name Source Notes License
Managing Long-Term Care Services for Aging Populations Johns Hopkins An online course module by Paul Willging, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  2006. "This course will consider long-term service delivery programs designed to meet the special needs of seniors.  It will review care and service systems from the unique perspective of an aging population, including the physiological and psychological changes common among seniors."  BY-NC-SA
Statistical Methods for Sample Surveys Johns Hopkins An online course module by Saifuddin Ahmed, Johns Hopkins Dept. of Biostatistics. 2009. "

Presents construction of sampling frames, area sampling, methods of estimation, stratified sampling, subsampling, and sampling methods for surveys of human populations. Students use STATA or another comparable package to implement designs and analyses of survey data."

Reproducible Research Johns Hopkins An online course module by Roger Peng, Jeff Leek and Brian Caffo, Johns Hopkins Dept. of Biostatistics.  

"In this course you will learn the ideas of reproducible research and reporting of statistical analyses. Topics covered include literate programming tools, evidence-based data analysis, and organizing data analyses. In this course you will learn to write a document using R markdown, integrate live R code into a literate statistical program, compile R markdown documents using knitr and related tools, publish reproducible documents to the web, and organize a data analysis so that it is reproducible and accessible to others."

Fundamentals of Oncology for Public Health Practitioners Johns Hopkins

An online course module by Bruce Trock, Johns Hopkins Dept. of Environmental Health Sciences. 2007.  "Lectures by current practitioners of cancer prevention control in clinical oncology cover the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention/screening measures used for cancers such as lung, breast, prostate, colon/rectal, etc."

Cellular and Molecular Immunology MIT An online course module by Shiv Pillai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2005 "This course covers cells and tissues of the immune system, lymphocyte development, the structure and function of antigen receptors, the cell biology of antigen processing and presentation, including molecular structure and assembly of MHC molecules, the biology of cytokines, leukocyte-endothelial interactions, and the pathogenesis of immunologically mediated diseases. The course is structured as a series of lectures and tutorials in which clinical cases are discussed with faculty tutors." BY-NC-SA
Noninvasive Imaging in Biology and Medicine MIT An online course module by Alan Jasanoff, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. 2005.  The course "aims to give graduate students and advanced undergraduates background in the theory and application of noninvasive imaging methods to biology and medicine, with emphasis on neuroimaging. The course focuses on the modalities most frequently used in scientific research (X-ray CT, PET/SPECT, MRI, and optical imaging), and includes discussion of molecular imaging approaches used in conjunction with these scanning methods. Lectures by the professor will be supplemented by in-class discussions of problems in research, and hands-on demonstrations of imaging systems." BY-NC-SA
Medical Malpractice LawShelf Educational Media An online video course in five relatively short modules by LawShelf Educational Media.  2020. "This area of law is one of the most lucrative and controversial areas of personal injury law practice. It’s the reason doctors pay such high rates for malpractice insurance, but also the reason patients are protected from preventable injuries during treatment. This is an introductory-level course."  
Introduction to Medical Terminology McGraw-Hill Global Education Holdings

This is an online interactive training course by Pamela Besser and J. Fisher through McGraw-Hill. "This course introduces elements of medical terminology, such as the entomology of words used to describe the human body. Students learn to apply proper terminology and spelling for major pathological conditions. This course identifies and explains the terms used for the integumentary, respiratory, nervous, reproductive, endocrine, urinary, digestive, lymphatic, hematic, immune, and musculoskeletal systems. It compares and contrasts the different body systems. Students define and describe the function of each system of the body."  There are games included.  Premium content has a price.



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