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Just announced! The 2018 Health Professions Week (HPW) includes TWO virtual fairs to promote the health professions!
Spread the word and join us on Wednesday, Nov. 7 for a college student virtual fair and on Thursday, Nov. 8 for the for high school student virtual fair.
Exclusive opportunities for attendees:
  • Chat live with dental practitioners, educators and current dental students.
  • Download materials and resources on the various dental professions.
  • Watch videos created by dental students and practitioners.
  • Connect, network and build relationships with current dental students and others interested in dentistry.
Jumpstart your dental career this fall with events created with your needs in mind. View the full 2018 HPW events schedule online and register today!
Join the conversation with #HPW2018! 
– The ADEA GoDental Team

Work

Karen Robinson, WPIC,  is looking for 2 Work study-eligible students…the position is listed in Pitt Source. Must be available to work any hrs M-F 7-5pm., 10-15/hrs per work. Thanks.
Student Position #S-07222-P  Volunteer Office Assistant

Classes

BIOSC 1070 – UHC Human Physiology
After a general introduction on cell biology, muscle physiology, and intracellular communication, this course will examine the function of the following systems: cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal and immune. The systems will be considered in the context of the function of the body as a whole, and how they respond during challenges (e.g. exercise) and pathological states. Current research related to the functioning of these systems will be emphasized throughout the course. Students cannot earn credit for both BIOSC 1070/1250 and BIOSC 1080. The lab offered with this course does not count as an upper division lab for majors in the Biological Sciences.

ENGLIT 0612 – UHC Literature and Science
The Anatomy Lesson is an attempt at a truly interdisciplinary study of the medical/anatomical body in historical and cultural context as it has been presented in works literary, artistic, historical/archival, and scientific. Anatomy emerges from obscurity with the work of Andreas Vesalius in the sixteenth century, becomes a necessary part of the education of every citizen in the European Enlightenment, and retreats into the realms of specialist medical knowledge in modernity. Taught by a cultural critic (Jeff Aziz) and an anatomist (Jason Dechant), this course will examine how evolving anatomical knowledge informs changing cultural perceptions of the body and our embodied humanity. Critical objects will include Christopher Marlowe’s Dr. Faustus, A. S. Byatt’s Angels and Insects, the anatomical works of Andreas Vesalius, Bernhard Siegfried Albinus, and Frederick Ruysch, as well as artistic representations of anatomical practice including Rembrandt’s The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulp. This course will include a required laboratory component in which students will work with anatomical materials including human cadavers, gaining a fundamental knowledge of human and comparative anatomy.

HIST 1725 – UHC Disease and Health in Modern Africa
This course explores the history and present of health and healing in sub-Saharan Africa from the era of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present day. We will consider disease, illness, and treatment from diverse perspectives, including the international organizations and state institutions promoting improvements in global public health, the African states and communities coping with illness and health interventions, and the individuals whose personal histories and experiences shed light on the day-to-day impact of the interest of so many different stakeholders. Taking a continent-wide approach to broad trends that have impacted health, we will also examine specific cases in their regional and national contexts. Ranging from pre-colonial healing traditions to livestock epidemics in the late 19th century to the battles against polio and Ebola in the early 21st century, we will pursue the social, political, and economic meanings of health and healing in Africa and examine how they have changed over time. In seeking to understand both change and continuity in Africans’ experiences of illness and misfortune, we will pursue several lines of inquiry, including: within what different social, political, economic, and cultural contexts can health interventions be understood? How have historical processes shaped understandings of disease, misfortune, and illness in African societies, as well as the remedies developed to alleviate suffering or restore wellness? What are the historical causes of health disparities between different regions of the globe, and within different populations in Africa? How and when did health in Africa become a global issue? We will also consider how and why emerging diseases were understood as “new” or “old,” placing international attention in the context of local experience in Africa. We will engage with the goals of public health, particularly ideas about eradication, vaccination, and prevention as they lead us to think about how people, environments, and causes of illness are perceived, understood, and defined, both n Africa and the wider world. We will also explore the continuing challenges posed by chronic diseases and non-infectious sources of illness.

NUR 1142 – UHC Professional Issues in Advanced Practical Nursing
This course is designed to provide the undergraduate nursing student with an understanding of the role of the nurse anesthetist as an advanced practice nurse.  Emphasis will be placed on exploring 1) the advanced practice role as a nurse anesthetist, 2) health care policies affecting nurse anesthesia practice, and 3) evidence based practice in nurse anesthesia practice.  Students will describe the opportunities and barriers for nurse anesthetists in a variety of practice settings. Students will also explore the implications of health care policies at the national, state and local level on practice.

NUR 1143 – UHC Foundations of Personalized Health: Translation from Basic Research to Clinical Practice
This course is designed to provide the undergraduate nursing student with a Foundation in Personalized Health Care and to introduce students to many facets of this emerging field.  Emphasis will be placed on exploring 1.) nursing implications of personalized and precision health care, 2.) ethical issues of importance to the field of nursing, 3.) next generation methods to tailor precise and personalized treatments, and 4.) evidence-based interventions in personalized health care.  Students will immerse themselves in the clinical settings and research areas related to personalized health care.  Students will explore the implementations of personalized health care, a predictive, preventive, and patient-centered approach treatment.