GRADUATE-LEVEL
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

INET4LEARNING

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
Health

DENTAL EDUCATION  - Section Code: PEDW9300
People in America and other leading nations expect to keep their teeth their entire life. This is a new phenomenon. Only a generation or two ago it was common to have false teeth as you moved into your 40's and 50s. One of the secrets to this new expectation is effective dental education. The Internet is an invaluable tool in this education process because it has information for people of all ages. There are sites on the latest techniques for dentists and clubs you can join to get current information and exchange ideas including "DenTelNet's Dental News" and "Oral Health Index" for the latest educational information. Learn how to use the Internet to stay up-to-date on your profession. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

DENTAL RESEARCH  - Section Code: PEDW9301
Every professional in the field of dentistry should include the Internet as part of their research library. It is the largest, most up-to-date collection of resources you can find. This course will introduce you to several important resources on the latest research. From these you can search for sites on more specific diseases or problems. Discover the latest on bad breath; learn about the "Angle Orthodontists," and a look into the future of dentistry. Locate information of toxicity, mercury, and photo medicine. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

NURSING  - Section Code: PEDW9302
Nursing spans all walks of life and all income, social and ethnic groups. Nurses, like doctors, are expected to be knowledgeable about the latest diseases and the latest ways to treat them. The Internet can be an excellent resource to anyone in the health profession with the understanding there is as much misinformation as accurate information on the Internet. This course will provide resources and a guide for nurses to follow to become familiar with the Internet and learn how to use it to help find information about the problems their patients might have. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.

NUTRITION DECISION  - Section Code: PEDW9303
Good nutrition is a life style decision. With all the advertising targeted at young people it is clear why they have such a difficult time making good nutritional decisions. Adults do not always provide the best examples either. As educators, you have an opportunity to provide quality information to help young people make better decisions. The Internet provides a wealth of nutritional information, much of it is targeted for young people. You will also explore other Internet tools including communications systems, online videos, information sharing programs, photo and graphic production, online bibliography services, wikis, webquests and many other resources. You will then synthesize these resources to design and develop a lesson plan, or other type of project, that you can use with your students.