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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)

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: Forensics, Food, and Medicine

Drug Discovery: Treating Human Disease Through Medicine

Drugs, Alcohol & Behavior

Forensic Science - CSI Providence

From Birds to Bees: Comparative Reproductive Biology

Genome Hijackers

Infectious and Epidemic Disease

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

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

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

Introduction to Biopsychology and Neuroscience

Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (New Online)

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

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

Introduction to Statistical Programming in R

Introduction to Statistical Programming in R (New Online)

Alternative Energy Engineering: An Introduction

Biomedical Engineering: The Smart Design of Medical Implants and Devices

Engineering Biomedical Systems

Introduction to Engineering and Design

Materials Engineering: A Revolution in the Making

Materials Science and Engineering: Designing for Society's Needs

Renewable Energy Engineering: Wind and Solar Power

Applying Environmental Leadership To The Global Climate Crisis

Hybrid Lives: An Introduction to Environmental History

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

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

Introduction to Nanotechnology

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

Transgenerational Trauma and Epigenetics: How Trauma Can Be Inherited

Disease Detectives: Mechanisms and Management of Human Disease

From Idea to Publication: Building Your Own Research Project

Capitalism and the Environment - A Sociological Perspective

Science, Technology and Society (New Online)

Social Impact of Natural and Manmade Disasters

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