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Mahmood Kapustin
Mahmood Kapustin

Human Biology Pdf Ebook 199


This course introduces students to the essential mechanisms of human biology and their applications. The course builds an understanding of how complex human systems represent consequences of the genes comprising the human genome and their expression, the functions of biological pathways, and the electrochemical properties of cells. An understanding of these mechanisms on a molecular level is applied to explore mechanisms of health and disease, recent scientific discoveries, the development of biopharmaceutical products, and controversies in biomedicine. The emphasis on this course is on the understanding of the broad applicability of basic biological mechanisms to issues of personal, temporal or business interest.




human biology pdf ebook 199



This course introduces students to the basic structure and function of biologically important molecules. Students will learn the relationship of how the type of bonding and structure of a molecule dictates its interaction with its surrounding environment, with a particular focus on human systems. Through close examination of metabolic reactions, students will study the underlining thermodynamics that governs the behavior of systems. Finally, students will learn how these fundamental chemical concepts are translated into innovative products and processes in the fields of biomaterials and biotechnology. Additionally, the course involves hands-on laboratory-based scientific research. During the first half of the lab section, students will be trained in techniques for conducting modern-day research. In the second portion of the lab, students will work in groups to design their own experiments, collect data, and present their findings in a formal scientific presentation.


Energy is part of everything we do every day. Energy consumption is also the biggest contributor to air pollution and global warming. This course presents a systems approach to understanding energy consumption and its links with environmental and human health and well-being. It emphasizes using knowledge of these systems to identify and choose among alternative actions in both personal and professional contexts. Course units focus on different aspects of energy efficiency and renewable energy on the Bentley campus.


This course Introduces the basic principles of geology and the societal relevance of the discipline through classroom discussions and laboratory activities. Exploration centers on the process of scientific inquiry, building around systems of plate tectonics and the rock cycle, followed by an examination of Earth's surficial processes, including the role of water, ice, wind and gravity in breaking down, transporting and depositing Earth materials. Specific topics include the origins and classification of rocks and minerals, earthquakes, volcanoes, geologic time, rivers, glaciers and coastal processes. Throughout the course, students relate Earth processes and materials to human concerns, such as natural hazards, environmental degradation and economic resources.


This course is an introduction to environmental sciences, highlighting issues in environmental and ecological sustainability. This lab-based course places a strong emphasis on understanding how humans are linked to the environment, how humans can modify their interactions with the environment, how humans can learn from past and current environmental issues to address environmental issues of the future, and how environmentally sustainable business practices can help enact positive environmental change. Topics addressed in this course cover a wide-range of major environmental issues, current affairs, and environmental solutions including human population growth and global climate change, marine plastics, biodiversity loss, ecosystem valuation, and understanding the environmental benefit of the triple bottom line. The course is structured through a series of in-class lectures and immersive class activities, laboratory exercises, and is heavily geared towards conducting outdoor research.


This course examines human health and disease from the structure and function of the human body to its interaction with the environment. The genetic, physiological and behavioral factors that influence the physical and mental well-being of individuals is explored on all levels, including molecules, cells, organs, individuals and communities. Risk factors such as diet, sexuality, occupation, tobacco, alcohol and drugs are similarly evaluated, with an emphasis on behavioral changes that optimize personal health or help manage adverse conditions. Modern challenges such as emerging diseases, pandemic flu and bioterrorism and their potential impact on students' lives are discussed. The healthcare system, from research and development, healthcare markets, access to insurance, and alternative and complementary medicines are presented with the goal of helping students become more discerning consumers.


The forces of environmental, social and political change are expected to intensify in the decades to come. The reverberations of these inevitable changes will impact not only the magnitude of domestic and global health threats, but also their specific nature. Citizens and health systems must be prepared to deal with public health risks and consequences that they have never had to face before. Yet, as these challenges intensify, healthcare technologies are providing new tools for protecting human health. The balance between these evolving risks and our ability to deal with them will be critical in determining our future quality of life. This course will investigate public health from a community-based, global perspective, looking at health issues beyond our shores as well as the unwelcome risks and intrusions that global phenomena introduce into our lives at home.


Insects may be small, but they ubiquitous and abundant, and as such exert enormous impacts, both positive and negative on all aspects of human livelihood. They consume and destroy crops and stored food, degrade real estate and claim more lives per year than all wars and natural disasters combined. This course will examine in detail the economic importance of insects in all aspects of human endeavor, both in the harm they cause and the many ways they benefit people. Starting with an introduction to the unique biology of these organisms, we examine their role in natural cycles as well as their various impacts on human affairs including health, agriculture, forestry and as natural resources for important materials and food products. Taking advantage of double block sessions, this course will include field excursions and exercises at several sites within walking distance of the Bentley campus and each week will integrate lectures with interactive laboratory sessions.


This course introduces students to the basic principles of human inheritance and modern genetics, and the practical applications of this science in understanding one's own characteristics, health, disease risk, and even behaviors. Recent advances in genetics have revolutionized our understanding of human biology as well as many aspects of everyday life including insurance, reproduction and medicine. This course challenges students to examine the personal, medical, social, legal and ethical dilemmas arising from an understanding of human genetics and the human genome.


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, has made substantial contributions to our world, many of which are not known, recognized, understood or fully appreciated by the general public. This course is designed to introduce students to the full scope of the U.S. space program by presenting NASA's organizational structure, strategic plan and exploration policy, by focusing on its current and future projects in various fields of astronomical research, robotic and human exploration, and by carefully examining its many achievements that impact society on a daily basis, at the intersection of science, technology and business.


This course examines chemical and physical aspects of oceans and sea water, including geologic history of ocean basins, ocean currents, waves, tides, composition of sea water, types and movement of marine sediments, natural resources that oceans provide, and human impacts, such as pollution in the coastal and deep marine environment.


This course introduces the principles of ecology that are relevant to environmental science, including variation in the environment, energy flow, biogeochemical cycling, productivity, population growth and regulation, and interactions between organisms and their environment. The evolutionary nature of species interactions and its implications for conservation biology will be explained. The course will include study and discussion of environmental problems confronting the world, field trips to local environments, exercises designed to teach ecological concepts, and writing assignments, particularly a paper on the application of ecological principles to a current environmental issue. The course will prepare the student to function as an ecologically aware citizen and to appreciate the natural environment more.


This course examines the scientific basis for human development that provides people with a better life without sacrificing and/or depleting Earth's resources or causing environmental impacts that will undercut future generations. Examples of the Earth's resources to be studied include air, water, soil, forests, energy, minerals, fish, wildlife and agriculture. A service-learning project concerning conservation, recycling and reuse of everyday materials and products in the local area is a major component of the course.


Why are companies investing in wind energy? Learn about the risks and rewards of investing in this growing and competitive global industry. This course explores the entire lifecycle of a wind energy project from siting and planning to construction and operation to decommissioning. To understand the complete system of these projects, the course will cover the physics of energy conversion, the cost of energy, wind energy policies, environmental impacts, and human factors in developing and operating wind projects. Students will understand the current state of the wind energy industry through real projects, locations and data. The course will equip students to evaluate wind energy projects and policies within the larger energy system by examining each stage of the permitting process and the intersections of technology, the environment and human behavior.


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