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Health & Medical Tutorials
Advanced Muscular-Skeletal System Physiology
Learn how our muscles work from the cellular level to executing a kick or a dance move. Discover how our brain tells muscle to contract, and how that helps us respond to changes in temperature, or even a lion chasing us.
Biology draws on concepts from chemistry, math, and physics. See how to best prepare yourself for a biology course.
Current Events in Health and Medicine
The discovery of penicillin, the first true antibiotic, by Alexander Fleming in 1928 marked the beginning of a medical revolution. The history of vaccines, however, goes all the way back to the 1100’s. Learn more about some of the current issues in health and medicine including antibiotic resistance and vaccine coverage.
Health Care System
The health care system in the United States is rapidly changing. To better understand these changes, we review the health care insurance, drug pricing, physician compensation, and much more! Join us as we explore the basics about the health care system in the US, including a comparison with European healthcare.
Human Anatomy and Physiology
A series of tutorials offered through Khan Academy dealing with human anatomy.
Lab Values and Concentrations
Ever wonder about your lab values and what they mean? Lab values measure amounts of electrolytes, metabolites, proteins or cells in your blood and occasionally tell you about how hormones and enzymes are working. Dive deeper and expand your understanding of concentration units used in common medical lab values as well.
In our culture, mental health is a crucial component of a person’s wellness. It includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It helps to determine how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. In this section we’ll explore drug abuse, depression, dementia and so much more.
Did anyone ever tell you that cracking your knuckles would give you arthritis? Turns out, knuckle cracking has no harmful effects, but arthritis is one of a group of diseases that affect joints, muscles, and bones called musculoskeletal diseases. In this section, you’ll learn about the symptoms, causes and treatments for these diseases.
A collection of questions from content covered on the NCLEX-RN. These questions are available under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License (available at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/).
Respiratory System Diseases
Learn more about diseases of the lungs and how modern medicine helps to keep them healthy.
Nursing 101 Walkthrough
A guide to the Nursing 101 assignment for Carolinas College of Health Sciences.
Taking the BOO! Out of your Boolean Search
A tutorial on how to do a Boolean search using the databases at the AHEC Digital Library, which can be found by going to: https://library.ncahec.net .
True or CRAAP?
A guide to evaluating resources using the CRAAP test. This tutorial was created for Carolinas College of Health Sciences by the Charlotte AHEC library.
Using the ADL
A quick tutorial on how to use the AHEC Digital Library, which can be found by going to: https://library.ncahec.net
Charlotte AHEC Library YouTube
The Charlotte AHEC Library is on YouTube!
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Khan Academy offers practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empower learners to study at their own pace in and outside of the classroom. They tackle math, science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more.