Friday, January 24, 2020

Data Analytics and Visualization in Health Care

Data Analytics and Visualization in Health Care Big data is transforming the health care industry relative to improving quality of care and reducing costs—key objectives for most organizations. Employers are desperately searching for professionals who have the ability to extract, analyze, and interpret data from patient health records, insurance claims, financial records, and more to tell a compelling and actionable story using health care data analytics. The course begins with a study of key components of the U.S. health care system as they relate to data and analytics. While we will be looking through a U.S. lens, the topics will be familiar to global learners, who will be invited to compare/contrast with their country’s system. With that essential industry context, we’ll explore the role of health informatics and health information technology in evidence-based medicine, population health, clinical process improvement, and consumer health. Using that as a foundation, we’ll outline the components of a successful data analytics program in health care, establishing a “virtuous cycle” of data quality and standardization required for clinical improvement and innovation. The course culminates in a study of how visualizations harness data to tell a powerful, actionable story. We’ll build an awareness of visualization tools and their features, as well as gain familiarity with various analytic tools.

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Biobased Products for a Sustainable (Bio)economy

Biobased Products for a Sustainable (Bio)economy Have you ever asked what “biobased” means or wondered about the key aspects in developing and commercializing biobased products? This course will answer those questions and more; highlighting the opportunities, hurdles, and driving forces of the bioeconomy. Today’s industries face enormous global challenges when it comes to the fossil-based economy. Fossil resources are no longer a desirable feedstock for many products and governments’ climate goals put various limitations to its usage. Moreover, consumer perception has become an increasingly important factor. With biobased products as an alternative to the fossil-based economy, the bioeconomy can provide viable solutions to these challenges.The course describes the different types of biomass, the methods of refinery and typical conversion technologies used for biobased products. You'll also engage in a study of the practical and real-life examples emerging in the market: biopolymers, bioenergy, bioflavours, and biosurfactants. The course has been developed by a team of experts from seven different institutions and universities in three different countries, all sharing their personal perspectives on the opportunities and challenges faced by the biobased industry. The three top-ranked institutions Delft University of Technology, RWTH Aachen University, and Wageningen University & Research offer additional, more advanced courses to continue your learning journey: Industrial Biotechnology: a more advanced course that digs deeper into engineering aspects of bio-based products. MicroMasters Chemistry and Technology for Sustainability: Help drive the transition from fossil sources to renewable energy ones and engineer a biobased future.      Sustainable Development: The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Introduction to sustainable development and its relation to the Water-Energy-Food Nexus.

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Cybersecurity Capstone

Cybersecurity Capstone The Cybersecurity Capstone is specifically designed to provide a platform for verified learners to practice the hands-on cybersecurity skills and techniques studied in the courses of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters program. It also includes the evaluation of the competencies and performance tasks that enable professional cybersecurity success. Before enrolling in the Cybersecurity Capstone, you must successfully complete and pass the four courses in the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters program as a verified learner. Upon successful completion of the Cybersecurity Capstone, you will receive the Cybersecurity MicroMasters certificate. During the Cybersecurity Capstone, you will perform a set of hands-on lab exercises in a web-based virtual lab environment. Below are the requirements to successfully access the virtual lab environment: Access to a laptop or desktop computer A modern web browser with Javascript enabled A fast internet connection The areas of hands-on lab activities include, but are not limited to: basic systems and network services such as firewall, DNS, DHCP, Wireshark digital forensics investigation with tools such as Encase, FTK, and Volatility Framework network security related tools such as port scanning, Snort, and Metasploit, etc. You will be assessed by answering questions and uploading results based on hands-on lab activities completed in the web-based virtual lab environment. Assessment questions are within the edX platform.

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Introducción a la programación en C: Funciones y punteros

Introducción a la programación en C: Funciones y punteros Este curso en línea te permitirá aprender más conceptos para ampliar tus habilidades de programación en el lenguaje C. Ahora resolveremos los problemas de forma modular, dividiendo el código en pequeñas partes definidas como funciones.En este curso de informática comenzaremos viendo las funciones sin argumentos y con argumentos, así como la forma de devolver información cuando finalizan. También estudiaremos el uso de punteros en C, cómo se emplean en los argumentos de las funciones y su relación con cadenas y tablas. Terminaremos trabajando la reserva de memoria dinámica, una alternativa a la memoria estática que permite que los programas se adapten a los requerimientos de memoria durante su ejecución.Con ello completarás los conocimientos que necesitas para convertirte en un experto en C.Este curso en línea es introductorio, y podrás realizarlo tanto si no has programado nunca como si ya tienes experiencia con otros lenguajes. Ten en cuenta que es la tercera parte del programa de Certificación Profesional: Introducción a la programación en C. Te recomendamos realizar los 3 cursos para convertirte en un experto programando en C.

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Multi-Object Tracking for Automotive Systems

Multi-Object Tracking for Automotive Systems Autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars, rely critically on an accurate perception of their environment.  In this course, we will teach you the fundamentals of multi-object tracking for automotive systems. Key components include the description and understanding of common sensors and motion models, principles underlying filters that can handle varying number of objects, and a selection of the main multi-object tracking (MOT) filters. The course builds and expands on concepts and ideas introduced in CHM013x: “Sensor fusion and nonlinear filtering for automotive systems”. In particular, we study how to localize an unknown number of objects, which implies various interesting challenges. We focus on cameras, laser scanners and radar sensors, which are all commonly used in vehicles, and emphasize on situations where we seek to track nearby pedestrians and vehicles. Still, most of the involved methods are more general and can be used for surveillance or to track, e.g., biological cells, sports athletes or space debris. The course contains a series of videos, quizzes and hands-on assignments where you get to implement several of the most important algorithms. Learn from award-winning and passionate teachers to enhance your knowledge at the forefront of research on self-driving vehicles. Chalmers is among the top engineering schools that distinguish itself through its close collaboration with industry.  

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FinTech Ethics and Risks

FinTech Ethics and Risks FinTech has started a global revolution in the financial services industry, and the transformation will only increase in coming years. There are many ways in which FinTech can improve the lives of people around the world; however, those same technologies can also be used to enslave, coerce, track, and control people. Accordingly, it is appropriate and necessary to consider the implications of the introduction of these technologies so that they are utilized properly, regulated sufficiently, and their adoption does not come at the expense of societal growth. This 6-week online course covers  6 modules, representing the full spectrum of finance, technology, and the introduction of FinTech solutions globally. We will ask questions that are not often asked or addressed when new technologies are adopted. Why should we adopt FinTech solutions, and what are the best ways to introduce disruptive technologies? How does blockchain technology change the way we provide financial services, and how should blockchain technology be governed? Is FinTech creating risks in cybersecurity and how can technology help us prevent financial crimes? As Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developed and adopted, will human biases and prejudices be built into such mechanisms? And at a larger scope, should FinTech lead to a decentralized, democratized system of finance, or will existing institutions adopt FinTech strategies to cement their existing hold on the financial markets?Through discussing and attempting to answer these questions, you will understand better how the introduction of these technologies can benefit or harm society. And through considering the proper application or introduction of such technologies, you will learn to make better decisions as an individual and organization when facing the question: is FinTech our savior or a villain?

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Buscar en Internet

Buscar en Internet En un mundo virtual en el que hay cientos de millones de páginas disponibles con información de todo tipo, buscar en Internet de forma eficaz es una habilidad cada día más necesaria. Aprende con nosotros a separar el grano de la paja usando las herramientas disponibles y realizando las preguntas de forma adecuada. En el curso aprenderás a planificar una búsqueda desde el comienzo y a utilizar las diversas herramientas que Internet pone a tu alcance para que encuentres aquello que necesitas. Veremos herramientas para buscar vídeos, imágenes, contenido libre de derechos e información institucional, entre otras muchas cosas.

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Riñones: conoce sus funciones para mejorar tu salud y calidad de vida

Riñones: conoce sus funciones para mejorar tu salud y calidad de vida Te has preguntado alguna vez: ¿por qué se hinchan los pies después de una boda?, ¿cómo prevenir la insuficiencia renal?, ¿cuánta agua hay que beber al día?, ¿cuánta agua es demasiada?, ¿por qué beber agua era una forma de tortura en la edad media?, ¿cómo terminar un maratón sin deshidratarte?, ¿por qué los médicos pueden llegar a prescribir dietas pobres en frutas y verduras?, ¿por qué se pueden presentar dolores en los riñones?, ¿debes tomar suplementos de fósforo para la memoria?, ¿cómo retrasar el envejecimiento? Y, sobre todo… ¿por qué murió el campeón del concurso de bebedores de cerveza?Este curso es una introducción a la fisiología (funcionamiento normal) y patología (enfermedades) de los riñones, comenzando con los mecanismos que mantienen el equilibrio del agua, de la sal, del potasio, del fósforo, de la vitamina D, de la eritropoietina (si, esa, ¡la EPO de los escándalos del deporte!) y, sobre todo, de la hormona del antienvejecimiento Klotho. Este curso te permitirá conocer mejor el funcionamiento de los riñones y aplicar estos conocimientos a tu vida cotidiana.No son necesarios conocimientos previos de Medicina. Acompáñanos en este viaje a la fisiología renal y su impacto sobre la salud y la enfermedad.

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International Human Rights Law

International Human Rights Law Human rights are developed through the constant dialogue between international human rights bodies and domestic courts, in a search that crosses geographical, cultural and legal boundaries. The result is a unique human rights grammar, which this course shall discuss and question, examining the sources of human rights, the rights of individuals, the duties of States, and the mechanisms of protection. We shall rely extensively on comparative material from different jurisdictions, to study a wide range of topics including, religious freedom in multicultural societies, human rights in employment relationships, economic and social rights in development, or human rights in the context of the fight against terrorism.

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Engineering Calculus and Differential Equations

Engineering Calculus and Differential Equations How do electrical engineers find out all the currents and voltages in a network of connected components? How do civil engineers calculate the materials necessary to construct a curved dome over a new sports arena? How do space flight engineers launch an exploratory probe?If questions like these pique your interest, this course is for you!Calculus with differential equations is the universal language of engineers. In this course, “Engineering Calculus and Differential Equations,” we will introduce fundamental concepts of single-variable calculus and ordinary differential equations. We'll explore their applications in different engineering fields. In particular, you will learn how to apply mathematical skills to model and solve real engineering problems.This course will enable you to develop a more profound understanding of engineering concepts and enhance your skills in solving engineering problems. In other words, you will be able to construct relatively simple models of change and deduce their consequences. By studying these, you will learn how to monitor and even control a given system to do what you want it to do.Techniques widely used in engineering will be illustrated; such as Laplace transform for solving problems in vibrations and signal processing. We have designed animations and interactive visualizations to supplement complex mathematical theories and facilitate understanding of the dynamic nature of topics involving calculus.

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Managerial Accounting and Corporate Control

Managerial Accounting and Corporate Control Success in any organization requires measurement systems to support decision making. This course focuses on preparing and analyzing accounting information for internal decisions that are often required to be made by both accounting and non-accounting professionals. In particular, the course will highlight how internal accounting information can be used (and often misused) when making complex business decisions. Managerial accounting is not constrained by the rules and regulations that surround financial accounting, which allows us to develop tailored measurement systems that provide a framework for planning and control, as well as costing products, services, and customers.Students enrolled in this course will learn to prepare basic financial statements (e.g., balance sheet and income statement). In particular, they will understand how direct and overhead costs influence inventory and cost of goods sold calculations and are accounted for under financial reporting. Further, they will also learn to understand the importance of budgeting and how standard costing and variance analysis are used in evaluating managerial performance. In addition, students will learn how cost behavior and financial information are used in operational decision making and pricing. Finally, students will gain a basic understanding of how cash flows are used in capital budgeting decisions.

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Stress Testing and Risk Regulation – Part 2

Stress Testing and Risk Regulation – Part 2 This economics and finance course will cover the practical aspects of conducting CCAR/DFAST tests in the US. We will also review the impact of the financial (subprime) crisis of 2007 and 2008 on regulatory reform and the consequences for financial intermediaries. Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate bearing the New York Institute of Finance (NYIF) name. A NYIF certificate is a valuable addition to your credentials, proving that you have acquired the work-ready skills that employer’s value. For those who wish to go further, students can enroll in the other four modules to earn the complete Risk Management Professional Certificate, backed by the New York Institute of Finance’s 93-year history. As a final option, students may also opt to sit for the NYIF Certificate of Mastery Exam, resulting in the Risk Management Certificate of Mastery upon successful completion.

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U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts, and Bureaucracy

U.S. Political Institutions: Congress, Presidency, Courts, and Bureaucracy How do the three branches of government operate? How is power shared among Congress, the president, and the Supreme Court? What role is played by federal agencies that have no direct constitutional authority of their own?In this part of our series on American Government, we will examine the separation of powers among the three branches of government, and the role of voters, political parties, and the broader federal bureaucracy. We’ll explore how “the people” affect the behavior of members of Congress, what constitutes success in a president’s domestic and foreign policies, and how much power an unelected judiciary should have in a democratic system.

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From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Innovation

From Corporate Social Responsibility to Corporate Social Innovation The challenges facing our world are increasingly complex and affect corporations, communities, citizens, and the natural environment. For many companies, even those with strong traditions of philanthropy and corporate social responsibility, there is a growing consensus that current models of corporate engagement in society are no longer sufficient. They see that new approaches are needed. Fortunately, the past decade has seen an explosion of interest and development in social innovation—a discipline that employs entrepreneurial knowledge and methods to develop solutions to pressing social issues. This course combines learnings from the real-world experience of business leaders with analysis and practical applications. These leaders, who have developed and led social innovation efforts, share the theories, strategies, and management frameworks that are driving new models for business engagement in society. You will learn from firsthand accounts and interaction with key executives who’ve led social innovation initiatives. They hail from leading organizations and brands including, Campbell’s, Dunkin Brands, Verizon, Salesforce.com, FIFCO, Barclays and more. In addition to online interactions, there will be opportunities for in-person touchpoints for anyone in the Greater Boston area; with the potential for meetups elsewhere in the future.You will learn the key steps and apply the management frameworks to your organization. You will also develop a clear, practical understanding of the process, knowledge, and skills required to develop social innovation efforts. Finally, you'll learn to address key related challenges including business growth, innovation, employee engagement and retention, social impact, and connection to society. This is a course for anyone interested in understanding and acting on the new frontier of Corporate Social Innovation. No matter where you sit inside your company, you’ll be able to apply the lessons from companies in the field to develop the practical steps needed for the specific needs of your organization. This new context is driving companies – large and small – to think beyond Corporate Social Responsibility and to view business opportunities through the lens of social innovation.

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How To Become A Pilot Ebook - Us$25 Per Sale

50 Tips You Must Know Before Start Your Journey Of Your Dream Of Flight. Sell This Ebook In Both Spanish And English Language For All Audience For Us$39.95 And Get %65 Of The Sale. Your Visitors Can Choose Between Spanish Or English Version.

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