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This Critical Perspectives on Language Teaching Materials brings together a collection of critical voices on the subject of language teaching materials for use in English, French, Spanish, German and Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) classrooms. Nick Andon, Kings College London, UK Christian W. Chun, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Simon Coffey, Kings College London, UK John Gray, Institute of Education, University of London, UK John Kullman, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK Tom Morton, Birkbeck, University of London, UK Cristina Ros i Solé, Kings College London and University College London, UK Denise Santos, language teaching consultant and materials writer Ursula Wingate, Kings College London, UK Scott Thornbury, The New School, New York, USA
In 1977 Frederik Pohl stunned the science-fiction world with the publication of Gateway, one of the most brilliantly entertaining SF novels of all time. Gateway was a best seller and won science fiction´s triple crown: the Hugo, Nebula, and John W. Campbell Memorial awards for best novel. Now, more than 25 years later, Pohl has completed a new novel set in the Gateway universe. The Boy Who Would Live Forever has a sense of wonder and excitement that will satisfy those who loved Gateway and will delight new listeners as well. In Gateway, long after the alien Heechee abandoned their space-station, Gateway (as humans dubbed it) allowed humans to explore new worlds. The Heechee, alarmed by the alien Kugel whose goal was to destroy all organic lifeforms, had already retreated to the galactic core, where they now lived in peace. Now, in The Boy Who Would Live Forever, humans with dreams of life among the stars are joining the Heechee at the core, to live there along with those humans and Heechee whose physical bodies have died but have had their minds stored in electronic memory so that their wisdom passes down through the ages .Their peace is threatened by the Kugel, who may yet attack the core. But a much greater threat is the human Wan Enrique Santos-Smith, whose blind loathing of the Heechee fuels an insane desire to destroy them and, incidentally, every living being in the galaxy. Stan and Estrella, two young people from Earth, went to Gateway looking for adventure, and found each other. They settle among the Heechee on Forested Planet of Warm Old Star Twenty-Four, never suspecting that they may be the last best hope to save the galaxy. But with allies like Gelle-Klara Moynlin (one of the galaxy´s richest women, who isn´t content to just have money, but wants to use her wealth for good) and machine mind Marc Antony (a wonderful chef to thousands of living and stored clients), they are destined to co... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Oliver Wyman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/004239de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The main objective of this work is to provide a book with high quality content that becomes a reference and support for graduate course (Mental Health, Public Health and Epidemiology) and for research in the domain of health economics applied to mental health. Also this book might be useful for policymakers on formulating mental health policies. Key messages of this book are based on: a) mental illness represent a huge cost for society and for health care; b) health economics applied to mental health could help in the optimization of resource allocation for mental health care and for better decision making in terms of balancing costs and benefits; c) interventions and treatment should be also chosen in general medical practice and in public decision-policy according to cost-effectiveness, burden of disease and equity principles; d) quality of care is related with better outcomes, higher quality of life for clients, and with lower costs for society and health system (best value for money); e) it is possible to decrease the burden of mental disorders with cost-effective treatments. The book is divided in four main topics: 1. Introduction to Health Economics applied to Mental Health - this section is an overview of basic principles, concepts and methods used in Economics and Health Economics to enable students to make critical appraisal of Health Economics texts and also to design research studies in this topic. 2. Health Economics applied to the evaluation of quality and costs of Mental Health Services - this section presents results of Brazilian studies on the costs of mental health care (hospital, outpatient care, residential care, informal care), methods on the measurement of costs and it discusses issues related with public policies decisions and quality of mental health car in the low and middle income countries context. There is also an overview of quality indicators of mental health care and instruments to evaluate mental health services and costs. 3. Health Economics applied to evaluate treatment of mental disorders - This section presents a review of cost-effectiveness of pharmacological treatments and other interventions applied for treating the most burdensome mental disorders such as depressive and anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, psychosis, alcohol and drug disorders, dementia, and hyper attention deficit disorders. 4. Health Economics, burden and indirect costs of mental disorders - This section highlights the social and economic burden caused by mental illness under societal perspective focusing on stigma, unemployment, indirect costs in the workplace (absenteeism and presenteeism), the relationship between poverty and mental disorders, global health and social determinants of mental health and on the costs of mental disorders (depression, anxiety, psychosis, alcohol and drug disorders). We present some instruments to measure indirect costs of mental disorders. Denise Razzouk is psychiatrist (Universidade de São Paulo - USP, Brazil), with Master in Sciences and PhD in Medicine (Universidade Federal de São Paulo - Unifesp, Brazil), Post-doctoral fellowship in Economics and Mental Health in the Centre of Economic Mental Health (Health Services and Population Research, King´s College, UK), MBA in Health Services Management (Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil) and Affiliate Professor in Department of Psychiatry, Unifesp. Founder member and coordinator of the Centre of Economic Mental Health (CESM) in Department of Psychiatry (2009- present) in where she leads research projects in social and economic burden of mental disorders and in evaluating mental health services, interventions and treatments. She has been teaching a course of Economics Mental Health for postgraduate students, and acts as supervisor of Phd, Msc and post-doctoral students. Full Professor for Medical students in Medical College in Universidade Metropolitana de Santos, Brazil (2001-at present). Published 14 book chapters in Psychiatry, organized 1 book in Psychiatry, and has more than 80 papers in indexed journals and in Congress Annals. Dr. Razzouk has been working in collaboration with WHO as a member of the Global Clinical Practice Network, giving consultancy for the Internet-Based Field Studies for ICD-11 Mental and Behavioural Disorders.
Focusing on the application of nanotechnology in pharmaceutical technology the editors seek to integrate the two in order to obtain innovative products and solutions in pharmacology. Interdisciplinary in content it is of interest to those who are involved in the development of nanoproducts including nanotechnologists, microbiologists, biotechnologists pharmacologists and clinicians. Recent studies are presented that include the biosynthesis of nanoparticles focusing on antimicrobials; nanomaterial-based formulations that treat cancer, infections, skin disorders and wounds;nanomaterials in eye diseases and toxicity and safety issues. It demonstrates the crucial role this plays in tackling multi-drug resistant threats such as zika, dengue and ebola. Mahendra Rai is a Professor and Head at the Department of Biotechnology, Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University at Amravati, Maharashtra, India. He was a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Bioenergetics, University of Geneva, Switzerland in 2004 and at the Department of Plant Protection of Debrecen University, Debrecen, Hungary in 2005 and 2008. He visited Department of Chemical Biology, University of Campinas, Brazil under Indo-Brazil Research Programme (DST-CNPq collaboration) in 2009, 2011 and 2012. In 2012, he was visiting Professor in Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland. In 2013 he was invited by State University of Campinas, Brazil. He was also visiting professor in 2015 in Ostrava, Czech Republic. His area of expertise includes microbial biotechnology and nanobiotechnology. His present research interests are nanobiotechnology in medicine, agriculture and bioethanol production. He has published more than 325 research papers in national and international journals. In addition, he has edited/authored more than 40 books and 6 patents. Carolina Alves dos Santos has Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Campinas -Brazil (2004). She earned a PhD from University of São Paulo at School of Pharmaceutical Sciences-Brazil (2011); and post doctorate at Polytechnic School in University of São Paulo-Brazil (2014). Presently she is a Researcher at the University of Sorocaba-Brazil (2016). She has published 20 papers in international journals, 1 patent and presented papers in several conferences. Moreover, she has experience in the field of Pharmacy, with emphasis in Pharmaceutical Technology, working mainly on drug stability, biosensors, validation and development of analytical methodologies, nanotecnhology and nanobiotecnhology.