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Mini-Courses for Teachers

A) D
ownloadable syllabus to accompany "Use of the Published Lance Armstrong Cancer Story to Track Health Science
    Content to High School Students".  The American Biology Teacher, 70(1):17-22, 2008.

Note: Depending on the available funds and scheduling, Dr. Burns is available to present this workshop in person.

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B) Workshops/Presentations on UAMS Campus for PreK-12 Teachers/School Personnel/Public

A cafeteria of mini-courses was offered annually in June and July to all biology/health science teachers, school nurses, and other school personnel in both public and private schools in the state from 1991-2004. UAMS faculty - most of them parents themselves - provide significant in-kind support to the program by volunteering to teach mini-courses on a variety of topics. All courses supply each participant with a syllabus and other take-home items such as videotapes, preserved organs, laminated 8x10 color prints, etc. On occasion a mini-course has been offered since 2004 and below is a listing of the different mini-courses offered in the PIHS  program from 1991 through 2012.

A Day at the Cancer Education Center
A Day at the Arkansas Cancer Research Center
Adolescent Medicine
Adolescent Risk Taking
Adolescent Sexuality and Reproduction
Adolescent Violence and Aggression
Alcohol and Pregnancy
Alcohol: Pharmacology, Abuse and Addiction
Alzheimer's and Down's
Anatomy and Physiology of Kidney
Arkansas Health Careers/UAMS Health Career Enrichment
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Basic Neurobiology of Epilepsy
Beneficial Biomedical www Resources
Biology of Cancer
Biotechnology in Action
Bioterrorism: Agents, Diseases and Prevention
Blood and Sickle Cell Anemia
Blood Pressure, Blood and Defense/Lymphatic System
Blood: To Clot Or Not To Clot?
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Brain, Alcohol and Head Trauma
Breast Cancer
Calibrated Peer Review (CPR): A Web-Based Instructional Tool
Cancer: Basic Biology to Prevention and Screening
Cancer Therapy: Use of Biological Time (Chronotherapy) Improves Results
Cardiovascular Anatomy and Physiology
Cell Cycle and Cancer Chemotherapy
Challenges in Childhood Overweight
Child & Adolescent Obesity: We've Got a "Weigh" to Go, the Ups & Downs of Weight Control
Club and Recreational Drugs: Something to "Rave" About
Common Health Questions of Teachers and School Nurses
Common Pediatric Problems
Computer Simulation of Science
Contemporary Consumer Health www Sites
Continue the Connection/Workshop for Teachers: Statewide Science Initiative Training
Detectives in the Classroom: An Epidemiology Curriculum
Developing and Publishing Health Science Education Materials on the Internet
Digital Photography and Photoshop Elements Enhancements Software
DNA and Human Identification
Domestic Violence
Educational Technology
End of Life Issues
Exercise Physiology
Eye and Ear
Finding & Taking Advantage of Biomedical Information & Educational Resources on the Web
Functional Anatomy of the Heart
General Aspects of Cancer
Genes, Cancer and Society
Health Verses Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes & Cancer: Kids & Adults Are What They Eat
Heart, Cancer Biology and Lung
Heart Embryology
Human Body Workshop (Dental, Nervous System, Teratology & Cardiovascular)
Human Digital Cadaver Environment
Immunization Overview/Communicable Diseases in Pediatrics
Internet, Virtual Reality and Health Science Education
Kids and Depression
Kids and Drugs -R.F. AntŪ
Kids on the Internet - What Might Happen Could Shock You
Lifestyle: Role in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Lymphatic System
Making Educational Technology Work for Teachers
Making the Most of Still Digital Photography-Plus Using a Student Response System to Enliven Your Classroom Discussion
Managing Stress
Medical Genetics
Molecular Biology
Nervous System
Neurobiology of Learning
Neuroimmunology of Disease
Normal Muscle Function and Muscular Dystrophy
Overview of the Health Sciences
Parkinson's Disease
Pediatric Asthma
Physiology of Fitness
Placenta, Early Embryology and Teratology
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Adolescents
PowerPoint and Good Graphics - Creating Fun and Engaging Classroom Presentations
Radiation Biology - Clinical Applications
Reproductive Biology/Fertilization
Respiratory Anatomy and Physiology
Role of Diet in the Prevention of Cancer and Other Diseases
Role of Diet in the Prevention of Diabetes, Cardiovascular Disease and Certain Types of Cancer
Savvy Science www Sites
School Gardens and School Curricular Objectives: An Hands On, Edible, Educational Model
Sex in the City and Country: What You Don't Know About STD's Can Hurt You
Sex, Pain and the Brain
Sex, Relationships, Cyber-porn, and Surfing in the Dot Com World
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Stem Cell, Stem Cell Research and Ethics
Structure and Function of the Endocrine System
Successful Aging
Ten Ways to Keep Students Awake
Testicular Cancer and Other Tumors of the Germ Cell: Male and Female
The ABC's of Breast Health
The Breast: Anatomy and Pathology
The Colon: Structure, Function and Cancer
The Human Genome Project and Mammalian Cloning
The Lung: Functional Anatomy and Cancer
The Skin: Functional Anatomy and Cancer
Tobacco in Modern Society
Transgenic Organisms and Human Gene Therapy
Trauma of the Central Nervous System: Spinal Injury and Neurological Diseases
Understanding Drug Abuse
Viruses and Viral Diseases
Women's Health Issues
Yoga: Classical Models, Contemporary Practice and Modern Medical Science

The data below summarizes participation in the PIHS workshops/presentations at UAMS for PreK-12 teachers from 1991 through 2012. All UAMS faculty and all PreK-12 teachers, school nurses, and other school personnel participating in the mini course program volunteer their time and effort. The UAMS faculty involved list this activity as part of their community service obligation. The school personnel participating are given continuing education credit which is officially honored by the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) as "in service" professional development required of teachers annually to maintain certification.

Summary: Workshops/Presentations at UAMS for Teachers/School Personnel

Course Days     241
Faculty (M.D. = 49; Ph.D. = 74; MSW, RN, Ed.D, etc. = 79)     202
Topics     119
Teachers/Participants (Rural = 48%; Urban = 52%)   3,088
Total Number Continuing Education Hours Consumed 43,967

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