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Human Cognition and Culture: An Evolutionary Perspective

Live Like It's 3000 BC: Introduction to Experimental Archaeology

A Genetic Approach to Laboratory Research using the Roundworm, C. elegans

A Molecular Toolbox for Research & Medicine (New Online)

Anatomy, Behavior, and Evolution: Fishy Solutions to Life Underwater

Ancient DNA: Uncovering the Secrets of Our Species

Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Drug Discovery: Identifying Novel Soil Microbes to Combat Antibiotic Resistance (New Online)

Applied Research Strategies in Pharm/Tox.

At the Scene: Crime Solving in the 21st Century

Bacteriology: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly

Behind the Breakthroughs: Using Laboratory Organisms in Biomedical Research

Biotechnology and Pop Culture: From Science Fiction To Reality

Black Lives Matter Less: How Structural Racism Affects Health

Body at Work: Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease

In this course students will study the major organ systems of the body, investigate normal and pathologic anatomy and physiology, and examine common diseases and injuries that affect the body’s organ systems.
Students considering a career in the health professions will find this course provides a solid foundation in the study of human form and function, and emphasizes the perspective of the practicing medical professional.
This course will also teach students to become better stewards of their own health, and learn to interact more effectively with their own doctors.

Students study the normal anatomy and physiology of these organ systems:
• Skeletal system
• Muscular system
• Cardiovascular system
• Respiratory system
• Nervous system
• Digestive system

Students will learn about the normal and pathologic anatomy and physiology of the selected systems, and will consider effects of disease and injury within each system, including:
• how the normal anatomy and physiology is changed by disease
• the most common causes of disease
• steps one may take to decrease the risk of disease
• how the injury or disease process affects the patient’s life
• the epidemiology of the disease
• common, emerging, and alternative treatments
• outcomes of treatments

Students complete online learning modules, conduct their own web-based research, participate in on-line discussions, writing assignments, and quizzes, and attend virtual anatomy lab visits, radiology sessions, and surgeries.
• Explore human anatomy and physiology through diagnostic imaging, self-paced learning modules, and case studies
• Visit the virtual human anatomy lab for an up-close view of the brain, lungs, liver, and other anatomical structures
• Perform virtual interviews with specialists in each of the areas studied
• Explore disease processes and how they impact normal human anatomy
• Test, diagnose and treat virtual patients with anatomical and physiological abnormalities
• Utilizing knowledge gained during the course, create a patient case study including disease description, treatment options and recommendations

As a result of completing this course, students will be able to:
• Understand the normal anatomy and function of some of the major organ systems of the body.
• Describe the effects of common pathologies/disease states on the anatomy and function of those organ systems.
• Understand how those pathologies present (what their symptoms are), clinical tests that are used to aid/confirm diagnosis of those pathologies, treatments of those pathologies, and the long-term effects of those treatments.
• Write clearly and succinctly, using proper medical terminology.
• Identify legitimate sources of medical information on the internet.

Prerequisites: One year of high school biology.

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Can We Build Organs? The Use of Complex 3D Cell Models for Biotechnology.

Cancer Biology: An Evolving Puzzle

Cancer Biology: An Evolving Puzzle (New Online)

Cancer Biology: Discovering Molecular Mechanisms & Novel Therapeutic Strategies

Characterizing C. elegans Using Reverse Genetics

Characterizing C. elegans Using Reverse Genetics (New Online)

Creating an Athlete: The Science of Training (New Online)

Demystifying the Microbiome: Microbes and the Host in Health and Disease

Disease in America: Investigation and Response to Outbreaks

DNA Science and Biotechnology

DNA Science: Forensics, Food, and Medicine

Drug Discovery: Treating Human Disease Through Medicine

Drugs, Alcohol & Behavior

Explaining the Mysteries of Common Events: Acid/Base Chemistry

Forensic Science - CSI Providence

From Birds to Bees: Comparative Reproductive Biology

Genome Hijackers

Infectious and Epidemic Disease

Innovation Inspired by Nature: A Biomimicry Challenge

Innovation Inspired by Nature: A Biomimicry Challenge (New Online)

Investigational Pathology: Understanding the Molecular Basis of Human Disease (New Online)

Laboratory Methods in Biomedical Research

Laboratory Research in Biomedicine

Leadership and Global Health

Marine Invertebrates: Exploring Rhode Island's Rocky Coast

Moral Medicine: Questions in Bioethics at the Cutting Edge

Our Moody Microbes: How Gut Bacteria and Diet Impact Behavior

Psychopathology (New Online)

Scholar-Athlete: Sport Physiology

Science of Running and Secrets of Elite Performance

Science of Sport Injury & Rehabilitation

Techniques in DNA-Based Biotechnology

The Global Past, Present, and Future of Earth’s Forests

The Great Diseases: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Epidemics (New Online)

The Great Diseases: Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, and Infections

Tropical Marine Biology

Virus Evolution: Combating Disease in the Modern Age

Virus Evolution: Combating Disease in the Modern Age

Zoo Animal Management

Animal Minds: Comparative Neuroanatomy and Animal Behavior

Animal Minds: Comparative Neuroanatomy and Animal Behavior (New Online)

Blood and Brains: Neurovascular Physiology in Model Organisms

Brain Basics: From Biology to Behavior

Brain Basics: From Biology to Behavior (New Online)

Deep Learning - Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Animal Behavior Research

Feeding the Brain: Diet and Metabolism

Free Will and the Brain: Neuroeconomics and the Science of Decision-Making.

From Sensation to Perception: Discovering the Brain

How Our Experiences Shape Our Brains: An Experimental Approach

Introduction to Biopsychology and Neuroscience

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (New Online)

Neuroscience in Action: Understanding Our Brains and Nervous Systems

Neuroscience in Health and Disease

Neuroscience in Health and Disease (New Online)

Psychoactive Drugs: Brain, Body, Society

Psychopathology: Investigating the Biology and Psychology of Mental Illness

The Neurobiology of Sensation and Perception

Think About It! An Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience

Acid/Base Chemistry: From Food to Everyday Phenomena

Biochemistry, The Magic that Keeps Us Alive

Factory to Faucet: Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Molecular Biology and Biochemistry: From DNA to Enzymes

Organic and Biochemistry: Key Pathways to Success for the Pre-Med Student

Artificial Intelligence: Modeling Human Intelligence with Networks

Crash Course in R Programming

Demystifying Machine Learning: A Python-Based Introduction to Data Science

Ethical Questions in Cybersecurity

Hiding in Plain Sight: An Introduction to the Art of Cryptography

Introduction to Computational Mathematics and Big Data Visualization

Introduction to Statistical Programming in R

Introduction to Statistical Programming in R (New Online)

Introduction to Systems Thinking: Game Design and Learning

Learn to Program in Five Days

Learn to Program in Two Weeks (New Online)

Learning to Code with Arduino LED Cube Engineering

Using Genetic Algorithms and Neural Networks to Build Game AIs

An Introduction to Game Theory

Economania

Econometrics: Statistical Tools to Understand Economic Data

Introduction to Behavioral Finance

Alternative Energy Engineering: An Introduction

Biomedical Engineering and Device Design

Biomedical Engineering: The Smart Design of Medical Implants and Devices

Engineering Biomedical Systems

Engineering Design Studio Learning by Making in the Brown Design Workshop

Engineering with Arduino: Project-Based Electronics and Programming

Fluid Mechanics Through Hovercraft Physics

Flying Robots: How to Build and Program Small UAVs Using the Robot Operating System

Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing

Introduction to Computer Aided Design (CAD) and 3D Printing (New Online)

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Leadership and the Future of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Learning Matlab by Digital Simulation of a 4-Rover Game

Materials Engineering: A Revolution in the Making

Materials Science and Engineering: Designing for Society's Needs

Mechatronic Design for Game-playing Rovers

Renewable Energy Engineering: Wind and Solar Power

Creative Coding: Reading and Writing Web-based Literature Online

Applying Environmental Leadership To The Global Climate Crisis

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Alaska

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Florida Keys

Brown Environmental Leadership Lab: Rhode Island

Hybrid Lives: An Introduction to Environmental History

Leadership for Environmental Justice

Marine Ecosystems in the Balance: Protecting a Changing Estuary

Modern Approaches to Conserving Biodiversity

Research Methods in Marine Science

Studying the Ocean from the Classroom to the Bay

Studying the Ocean: Past, Present, and Future (New Online)

Habitable Worlds: Possible Places for Life in the Solar System and Beyond

Habitable Worlds: Possible Places for Life in the Universe (New Online)

Setting Sail: Early American History from the Water

Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Architecture

A Closer Look at Infinity

A Closer Look at Infinity (New Online)

Applied Linear Algebra

Introduction to Applied Geometry

Logic & Paradox

Mathematical Modeling of Finance: An Intro to Quantitative Analysis (New Online)

Mathematical Modeling of Finance: An Introduction to Quantitative Analysis

Mathematics of Real World Networks

Million Dollar Mathematics

Number Theory: An Introduction to Higher Mathematics

Probability and Its Applications

Set Theory: The Dazzling Foundation of Abstract Mathematics

Statistics in the Real World

Statistics in the Real World (New Online)

The Art of Counting: An Introduction to Combinatorics

Medicine in Action: A View into the Life of a Medical Student (New Online)

Science, Perception, and Reality

An Introduction to Electricity and Magnetism

An Introduction to Newtonian Mechanics and Electromagnetism

An Introduction to Quantum Computing

An Introduction to Quantum Computing (New Online)

Computational Physics (New Online)

Dynamics of Solar System Formation and Change (New Online)

From Newton to Nanotechnology: History and Applications of Physics

From the Solar System to the Universe: An Introduction to Astrophysics and Cosmology

Introduction to Nanotechnology

Modern Physics and its Impact

Quantum Mechanics and the Nature of Reality

Smartphone & Computational Physics

Solar System Formation and Processes

Abnormal Psychology (New Online)

Conducting Research at the Forefront of Science: Mental Health, Policy, and Social Implications of Cannabis Use in the U.S.

Freud: Psychoanalysis and Its Legacies (New Online)

Genetics, Epigenetics and Human Behavior

Psychology and Health: Emotions, Behaviors, and Disease

The Mind, Brain, and Behavior

The Science of Self-Destructive Behaviors

Transgenerational Trauma and Epigenetics: How Trauma Can Be Inherited

Disease Detectives: Mechanisms and Management of Human Disease

Food For Thought: Personal to Global Perspectives on Nutrition

From Idea to Publication: Building Your Own Research Project

We're All Breathing the Same Air: The Impact of Power and Privilege on Public Health

Capitalism and the Environment - A Sociological Perspective

Informed Leadership: Science, Technology and Society

Leadership in Changing Business: Social Entrepreneurship

Science, Technology and Society (New Online)

Social Impact of Natural and Manmade Disasters

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