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Community Engagement in Research and Population Health (Coursera)

Jul 4th 2022
Community Engagement in Research and Population Health (Coursera)
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Welcome to the Community Engagement in Population Health course! As you will learn, the health system is in the midst of a critical transition. The current system is not sustainable with escalating costs, mediocre health outcomes, and unacceptable disparities. This course will first discuss the current [...]

Introduction to Self-Determination Theory: An approach to motivation, development and wellness (Coursera)

Jul 4th 2022
Introduction to Self-Determination Theory: An approach to motivation, development and wellness (Coursera)
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Self-determination theory (SDT) is an empirically based theory of motivation and psychological development that is especially focused on the basic psychological needs that promote high quality motivation and wellness, and how they are supported in social contexts.

Introduction to Translational Science (Coursera)

Translational science seeks to speed up the process of moving research discoveries from the laboratory into healthcare practices. Numerous scientific and organizational roadblocks can act as obstacles along the path of translation and ultimately hinder the speed of progress in medical research. The National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences [...]

The Blues: Understanding and Performing an American Art Form (Coursera)

The blues is an American art form and the most important musical form in jazz. Although there are other formal paradigms of the blues, such as 8-bar or 16-bar, this course focuses on different incarnations of the 12-bar blues. There are considerable differences between Early Jazz blues, Swing blues, [...]

Technology Commercialization, Part 1: Setting up your Idea Filtering System (Coursera)

Jun 20th 2022
Technology Commercialization, Part 1: Setting up your Idea Filtering System (Coursera)
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New ideas based on high-technology research have a high failure rate because they hit the ground running with lopsided priorities and misalignments. Students complete this course with an Innovation Creed (“Why are you doing this?”) and a customized Idea Filter (“Are you working on the right priorities?”)—2 simple tools [...]

The Power of Markets III: Input Markets and Promoting Efficiency (Coursera)

Jun 13th 2022
The Power of Markets III: Input Markets and Promoting Efficiency (Coursera)
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The final module of the Power of Markets course begins by further exploring firm behavior in imperfectly competitive market settings: how firms with monopoly power can increase profits through price discrimination; and the price-output combinations we can expect firms to select in cases of monopolistic competition and oligopoly. We [...]

The Power of Markets II: Market Structure and Firm Behaviour (Coursera)

Jun 13th 2022
The Power of Markets II: Market Structure and Firm Behaviour (Coursera)
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In order to maximize profits, firms must ensure that any given output level is produced at least cost and then select the price-output combination that results in total revenue exceeding total cost by the greatest amount possible. With this in mind, this second module of the Power of Markets [...]

The Power of Markets I: The Basics of Supply and Demand and Consumer Behavior (Coursera)

This opening module of the Power of Markets course covers the basic assumptions about market participants made by economists, the concept of opportunity cost, and the key determinants of supply and demand. We will then learn how to use the supply-demand framework to explain and predict market outcomes and [...]

The Music of the Rolling Stones, 1962-1974 (Coursera)

This course will survey the music of the Rolling Stones, beginning with the roots and first formation of the band in the early 1960s, and following the group through the release of It's Only Rock 'n' Roll in late 1974.

Confronting The Big Questions: Highlights of Modern Astronomy (Coursera)

An introduction to modern astronomy's most important questions. The four sections of the course are Planets and Life in The Universe; The Life of Stars; Galaxies and Their Environments; The History of The Universe.