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Applying Academic Skills in Health Science - Chapter Summary
Our experts developed this series of lessons on the application of academic skills in health science. You will have an opportunity to get familiar with the steps involved, the terms used and examples of the scientific method.
Listen to scientific arguments and claims, and see how to properly evaluate them. Examine the reliability of sources of information on health. Look at additional lesson information, such as:
- Assumptions, point-of-view, evidence and conclusions in the critical thinking process
- Scientific hypotheses and theories
- Comparison between the null and alternative hypothesis in hypothesis testing
- Meaning and characteristics of scientific theory
- How durable are scientific laws
- The evaluation of scientific claims
- The use of scientific tools
- Making decisions as a consumer that are scientifically-informed
- Proper reading of scientific charts and graphs
- History and branches of physics
- The history and the branches of chemistry
This collection of short text and video lessons make it easy for you to get through these studies. All lessons have a companion quiz for assessing your progress as you go. You can submit any questions you have to the instructor.
1. The Critical Thinking Process: Point-of-View, Assumptions, Evidence & Conclusions
In this lesson, you'll learn the steps involved in the critical thinking process. You'll consider how coming to a conclusion effectively involves multiple questions that get you thinking about a topic in a new way.
2. What is Scientific Research?
This lesson will discuss important components of scientific research, including the scientific method, peer review, statistical significance, and more!
3. The Scientific Method: Steps, Terms & Examples
The scientific method is more than just hypotheses and experiments. In this lesson, we'll explore the themes and variations that make up the world of science.
4. Hypothesis, Theory & Law in Science
In this lesson, learn how to define hypothesis, theory, and law in science. Then, discover the ways that these ideas are related to each other and how they help us to explain the universe around us.
5. Hypothesis Testing: Comparing the Null & Alternative Hypothesis
This lesson explores the process of comparing the null and the alternative hypothesis, as well as how to differentiate between the two after your testing is done.
6. What is the Scientific Theory? - Definition, Characteristics & Example
In this lesson, you'll learn the definition and characteristics of a scientific theory and understand how theories are formulated. You'll see examples of scientific theories, and after the lesson you can test your knowledge with a brief quiz.
7. The Durability of Scientific Laws
Scientific laws are durable and hold up over time. This lesson will help you understand what a scientific law is and why scientific laws are so durable.
8. How to Evaluate Scientific Claims & Arguments
When you hear about the new scientific discovery, how can you be sure that it's true? Learn how to evaluate scientific claims and arguments, and then test your new skills with a quiz.
9. Making Scientifically-Informed Consumer Decisions
Before you buy you next product and service you should read up on whether or not it really works. But don't trust everything you read, even scientific stuff! This lesson gives you a quick run-down of how to make more informed consumer decisions using science.
10. Scientific Tools and Their Uses
A scientist relies on tools to help make observations, carry out experiments and take measurements. Learn about the scientific tools used in a lab and the advanced tools used by scientists in the life sciences.
11. How to Read Scientific Graphs & Charts
How do scientists summarize their findings with visual aids? In this lesson, explore the different types of tables, charts and graphs that scientists use. Learn to read these effectively as a preview to your science studies.
12. Sources of Health Information: Overview & Reliability
The Internet is full of information and misinformation. This lesson will teach you how to identify the major sources of health information and determine if they are truly credible.
13. What is Physics? - Definition, History & Branches
Known as the fundamental science, physics creates a foundation for other natural sciences. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of physics, learning about its history and its modern branches of study.
14. What is Chemistry? - Definition, History & Branches
Known as the central science, chemistry is integral to our understanding of the natural world around us. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to the field of chemistry, learning about its history and its modern applications.
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