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This course reviews the pathophysiology of common gastrointestinal conditions and assumes a general understanding of gastrointestinal physiology. The course follows an organ based structure to include disorders of the esophagus, stomach and duodenum, small intestines, pancreas, biliary system, and liver. The material is presented in the syllabus, lecture slides, and small group sessions. Self-assessment questions are provided at the end of each lecture and examinations are provided for review and self-testing.
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This course reviews how the kidneys adapt to extra-renal disturbances and explores disorders that arise from primary defects in kidney function. In addition, the course explores the pathogenesis and therapy of chronic kidney disease and the consequences of kidney failure. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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This course, semester two of a year long course, highlights the relevance of natural resource conservation for ensuring healthy agricultural, food and environmental systems, as well as the various approaches for implementing it. The course focuses on plant-pest interaction, crop breeding, plant nutrients, and livestock production. Topics covered during the first semester are soils, water, air and energy. Classroom discussions and debates explore the present status of natural resources and their management practices in the context of scientific evidence and policy making. These are complemented with work in field laboratories and trips to research stations and farms. This leads to improved understanding of the scientific concepts and provides additional exposure to the forces driving American agriculture. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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This course is the first part of the Ethics and Values Signature Program, which is one of the factors making Tufts unique in veterinary education. It is designed to enrich the student's understanding of various aspects of our individual and communal relationships with "animals" (or, to use scientific terminology, "other animals"), and to stimulate creative thinking about the expanding horizons of veterinary medicine, particularly those relevant to both traditional and newer forms of human-animal interaction. Class sessions, which include a major allocation of time for student participation, touch on a wide range of issues affecting companion animals, wildlife, farmed animals, research animals, public health, law, social and cultural values regarding nonhuman individuals and communities, and various forms of the human-animal bond. Emphasis is placed on prompting each student to think about and discuss the broader issues of veterinary medicine, such as the role(s) of the individual veterinarian, veterinary education, and the veterinary profession. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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This course provides an understanding of basic nutrition science to students with a limited scientific background. Students will become familiar with: the principles of diet planning, government standards, and food labeling; the biological functions and food sources of each macro- and micronutrient; energy balance, weight management, and physical activity; the role of nutrition in chronic disease development; nutrition throughout the life cycle; food safety issues; and current nutrition-related controversies. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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Year one of a three year medical course for dental students, this course focuses on Patient Assessment, History Taking, Physical Examination, and Introduction to Pharmacology and Prescriptions. This course provides the following competencies: To be able to do a complete medical history, dental history, physical examination and intraoral assessment from a dental and a clinical pathology perspective on a patient in the dental setting. To have a basic understanding of the "highest priority illnesses" including some of the symptoms and signs associated with those illnesses. To have a good understanding of common antibiotics encountered in dentistry and to have some knowledge of local anesthetics and analgesics used in dentistry. To learn the details of prescription writing. To learn the art of writing SOAP notes in the patient's record. To become aware of the special needs patient, very particularly the victims of domestic violence and patients with disabilities. To understand the role of Behavioral Medicine in Dentistry. The course content of Medicine I is taught at a pace that is perceived comfortably by the student body. The contents per lecture may thus be completed or carried forward depending upon the student body comfort level with the understanding of the material. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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This course acquaints students with basic concepts of law, as well as ethics. The course also seeks to enable students to practice medicine more prudently through application of legal rules. Although substantive standards of law are presented, the course stresses the role of process and creative thought in the development and application of legal and moral principles. Note also the emphasis onprocess and creative thought in the description course goals include far more than memorizing the current state of "law" regarding veterinary medicine. We aim to understand the general issues, for they will continue throughout your career to grow, develop, and otherwise change in ways that are unpredictable now. Note, finally, that all of the goals in this course are relevant, in one way or another, to the important practical aspects of veterinary medicine. Prudence, acquisition of technical, medical and scientific knowledge, and familiarity with contemporary issues being discussed in the profession and in society. practical requirements for any competent professional. We will turn again and again to practical situations to hone your skills at recognizing the many kinds of legal and values-based issues that characterize veterinary medicine. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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The course learning objectives for Veterinary Respiratory Pathophysiology are: To review the basics of respiratory physiology and structure as a background for understanding abnormal lung function during pathological states. To develop an organized approach for evaluation of the veterinary patient with respiratory disease, including understanding the range of diagnostic methods available (from least-most invasive), learning to interpret results and understand possible complications. To present in detail the various agents of respiratory system disease, including infectious agents, immune and inflammatory mechanisms, and neoplastic transformation. To consider in detail the interaction of these disease-causing agents with major regions of the respiratory system: the upper respiratory tract, the airways, the vasculature, the parenchyma, and the pleura and mediastinum. To describe the state-of-the-art in pulmonary function testing in veterinary patients, including contemporary methods and interpretation. To consider in detail the range of respiratory disease and pathophysiology in major species groups of veterinary patients, including small animals, horses, cattle, swine and small ruminants, and laboratory animals. To integrate through case discussions in the clinical-pathologic conference (CPC) the pathophysiologic principles and case management. This will include group discussion of diagnostic methods, patient assessment, and pathophysiology. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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The Blender 2.6x - 3D Design course is intended to offer students an introduction to the world of computer generated 3D modeling. As an introductory course, it provides a basic understanding of the skills and techniques employed by 3-D designers in a wide range of applications. In this online course, we will explore basic mesh modeling, applying textures and materials to 3-D objects, lighting, animation, and rendering. This course should provide a good basis for further independent study in architectural, engineering and theatrical modeling, and game design. While some of the course material is located on this course site, much referenced here is to other online material. You must have access to a personal computer on which you can download all of the required Blender software application (free) and execute all of the required assignments. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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Physics for Humanists is intended for those who are intellectually and emotionally curious but do not intend to specialize in the natural sciences. The course covers facts and concepts of classical and modern physics; eminent scientists and the emotions that have impelled them; nuclear energy and nuclear bombs; and the interaction, both constructive and destructive, between science and society. Please note that the course as presented here does not contain the full content of the course as taught at Tufts. The included content is based on material the Tufts faculty and instructors choose to include, as well as factors such as content preparation, software compatibility, and intellectual property and copyright restrictions.
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This course presents the microscopic structure of cells, tissues, and organs, with emphasis on the correlation of structure and function. Vignettes of clinical and pathologic significance are also presented.
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