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Below is a list of individual non-credit courses available for those looking for professional development or personal enrichment. Courses that culminate with a certificate of completion or certification may be found on the
Startup Lean is designed to help startups get off on the right foot by learning how to use valuable Lean principles to be as efficient, creative and successful as possible from day one to full business maturity.
Offered as a series of three half-day classes.
Vegan Diet Course
"A Lifestyle Change to Improve Health: The Vegan Diet" course is offered through Oakland University's School of Nursing. The seven-week, online course offers a unique self-study module each week Anyone interested in learning about this culinary alternative to improving diet and lifestyle can register. Participants will learn how a vegan diet offers a well-balanced approach that offers benefits beyond the prevention of chronic illnesses that are often caused by poor choices in diet and lifestyles.OU's School of Nursing Vegan Diet course is designed to emphasize health enhancement benefits. Veganism is often a misunderstood lifestyle choice. While some still view it as "new age," researchers are finding evidence that following a balanced vegan diet boasts a host of health benefits while preventing major diseases such as most cancers, heart disease and type II diabetes. Additional benefits include weight reduction, increased energy levels and better health. Those enrolled in the course will enjoy a tasty approach to a wide variety of foods and menus that can eliminate the need for reliance on drugs as well.
Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy (OMPT) - S1, S2, E1, E2
Featuring updated content and structure, these four courses provide an in-depth and systematic orthopedic manual therapy approach to the examination and treatment of muscles and joints of the trunk, neck and head and upper and lower extremities.
Preparatory Course for Actuarial Exam P/1
This is a preparatory class designed to ready Actuarial Science students for the Society of Actuaries (SOA) and Casualty Actuarial Society (CAS) Exam P/1 in Probability. The class time will be mostly devoted to problem solving, discussing exam strategies and taking sample exams to assess individual student's state of preparation for the exam.
Next course offering will be in October-November 2012, with registration opening soon.
Patient Care Technician
The Patient Care Technician program is offered through the Oakland University's School of Nursing-Continuing Education. This program is currently being offered at the Riverview Institute of Oakland University in the heart of downtown Detroit. Riverview is one of the most technologically advanced medical training facilities in the state. This course provides the skills necessary for patient care delivery and can prepare you to work in an expanded role with registered nurses. This course will introduce the theoretical applications and techniques related to the role of the Patient Care Technician. Responsibilities such as diagnostic procedures will be taught; with an emphasis placed on safety, documentation, standard precautions, legal and ethical considerations and OSHA standards.
A Millennial Approach to Teaching Writing
This 4-week online course will provide K-12 teachers with the tools to improve and engage student writers. Teachers will explore reading and writing connections, the writing process, and writing with new media. Focusing on the importance of classroom connections and shared best practices, teachers will interact with other teachers as they develop ways to sharpen writing instruction as well as create innovative writing assignments. This course will be led by experienced instructors who will guide informative discussions while modeling effective strategies for improved writing instruction.
Integrating Beekeeping Across the Curriculum
Learn more about curriculum models used to integrate honey bee biology and habitat, beehive management and safety issues, pest management, the importance of honeybees to the human food system, natural environment and culture across the K-16 curriculum while aligning local, state and/or national standards.
This course is offered at the Central Michigan University Biological Station on Beaver Island through Oakland University and is open to K-16 teachers and Nature/Environmental Center educators. The biology and ecology of the honey bee will be studied through extensive field work in the apiary. Development of an aligned, cross-subject, curricular unit integrating K-16 student participation is expected following the conclusion of the course.
The Advanced Placement (AP) Summer Institute
Sponsored by Oakland University and endorsed by the College Board, participation in the AP* Institutes will strengthen your school's academic success. OU will hold two summer sessions for instructors at the main campus in Rochester, Michigan. These four-day conferences offer excellent training for both experienced teachers and those that are new to AP*. The program will offer experienced teachers the opportunity to learn about new and emerging trends in their content areas. For teachers that are new to AP*, the program is a chance to become better informed about the fundamentals of the AP* program. Oakland University's institute is ideally suited for department chairpersons, gifted and talented teachers and curriculum coordinators.
Third Annual Oncology Rehabilitation Symposium
2012 Focus: Functional Massage, Oncology Nutrition, and Emotional Support Techniques for Individuals throughout the Stages of Cancer Survivorship. The 2012 Oncology Rehabilitation Symposium consisted of lectures and laboratories designed to provide participants with information and skills related to clinical management of individuals living with, living through, or living beyond cancer. The presentations included functional massage, oncology nutrition, and emotional support techniques. The Symposium also included updates on program development, cardiopulmonary exercise training techniques, oncology research, and a networking and sharing session.
Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Providers & CPR for the Professional Rescuer
Class will cover techniques for adults, children, and infants. BLS certification is required for admission to the LPN, CNA, or PCT programs.
Quantitative Methods Workshop
non-credit course is intended to provide the graduate student with a review and/or introduction to many of the mathematical techniques and applications likely to be encountered in the working world, and is useful to professionals who need to brush up on these skills. Successful completion of this workshop satisfies the MBA quantitative methods prerequisite. Classroom attendance is essential. The textbook will be provided, but must be returned at the completion of the workshop.
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