Tertiary Catalogue

Medicine


Medicines: A Brief Guide to Metformin

Medicines: A Brief Guide to Metformin

Understanding Diabetes

Metformin is the most common medicine given to people with Type 2 Diabetes. The clip gives a brief overview of how metformin works, and who it is suitable for.
Medicines: A Brief Guide to Gliptins and Other Incretin Therapies

Medicines: A Brief Guide to Gliptins and Other Incretin Therapies

Understanding Diabetes

This short clip looks at the different ways that incretin therapies are used to aid the breakdown of sugars in people with diabetes.
Medicines: A Brief Guide to Glitazones

Medicines: A Brief Guide to Glitazones

Understanding Diabetes

Glitazones help increase the insulin sensitivity in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. This short clip explains when and how glitazones are used to treat diabetes.
Medicines: How Insulin Works

Medicines: How Insulin Works

Understanding Diabetes

A short clip describing how insulin is used by cells for energy and what happens when it is not used correctly.
Management and Treatment of Diabetes

Management and Treatment of Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes

The video introduces learners to the importance of weight and exercise in the management of diabetes. They will also learn about how medicines, blood glucose control, and HbA1c are used to treat diabetes.
Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes

Symptoms and Complications of Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes

The video looks at the symptoms of diabetes, such as tiredness, weight loss and more frequent urination. It also looks at the long-term complications that can arise from diabetes.
Types of Diabetes

Types of Diabetes

Understanding Diabetes

The short clip introduces learners to diabetes. They will learn about the different types of diabetes, and how they occur.
Pathogens and Infectious Disease

Pathogens and Infectious Disease

There are a multitude of pathogens capable of infecting the human body and causing disease. This program explores the six main categories of pathogens: bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa, prions and macroparasites. Their structure, mode of...Show More
The Trouble with Dying

The Trouble with Dying

After being diagnosed with late stage ovarian cancer, Cindy Cowan wants the right to choose how she is going to die. Linda Jarrett has suffered from multiple sclerosis for over 15 years. She is investigating the options for ending her life,...Show More
Audiology - Cochlear Implants

Audiology - Cochlear Implants

Approximately 12,000 babies are born annually in the United States with a hearing impairment. With impressive advancements in technology, cochlear implants are giving these children the ability to hear. A cochlear implant is a small, complex...Show More
Developing a Vaccine: Rotavirus

Developing a Vaccine: Rotavirus

Disease and Treatment

The rotavirus will infect every child by the age of five. The World Health Organisation recommends national immunisation programs against the virus, but what are the advantages and disadvantages? This documentary style clip investigates the virus...Show More
Medication Administration: Healthcare Essentials

Medication Administration: Healthcare Essentials

This program is comprised of 10 short programmes, each addressing practical techniques and protocols in the administering of medications. This includes essential requirements for preparing medications and clients, as well as dealing with...Show More
Epidemiology: Linking Smoking to Lung Cancer

Epidemiology: Linking Smoking to Lung Cancer

Smoking’s role in lung cancer is not a simple cause-and-effect relationship. Using lung cancer as an example, this clip explores the critical role epidemiology plays in establishing the cause of a disease. Epidemiologist Robert MacInnis...Show More
Treating Cancer: Radiation Therapy

Treating Cancer: Radiation Therapy

Disease and Treatment

How is it that radiation, one of the causes of cancer, can also be used to treat it? This clip looks at cancer, the risk factors, and with the assistance of radiation oncologist Shankar Siva, provides a detailed examination of how radiation works...Show More
06. The Nervous System

06. The Nervous System

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

This lesson provides a glimpse into the human neural network we call the nervous system. We can compare the nervous system to a highly complicated computer network. If we think of the brain as that central processing unit, or the command centre,...Show More
The Immune Response

The Immune Response

Other than swelling at a cut, and maybe some pus or a slight fever, we would be forgiven for not being aware of the existence of the human immune system. It is however a highly complex system, and when it is overwhelmed, things can get a lot more...Show More
14. The Reproductive Systems

14. The Reproductive Systems

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

To procreate naturally, both the male and the female reproductive systems must be fully functioning, and if they are not medical intervention may help a couple to conceive. This video resource introduces students to IVF and the steps taken to...Show More
13. The Urinary System

13. The Urinary System

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

This video resource looks at the effects of dehydration. Students will learn when dehydration occurs, the necessity of electrolytes, the effect of dehydration on the kidneys, and the production of rennin, the role of angiotensin in helping the...Show More
12. The Digestive System, Nutrition and Metabolism

12. The Digestive System, Nutrition and Metabolism

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

This video resource shows students how the body absorbs lipids differently from carbohydrates and proteins. Students will learn when lipids enter the small intestine, the gall bladder is triggered to release bile into the duodenum in order to...Show More
11. The Respiratory System

11. The Respiratory System

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

In this video resource students will learn about internal respiration and external respiration. With clear explanations and graphics, students will see that internal respiration is the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide between the blood and...Show More
10. Blood, the Lymphatic System and Immunity

10. Blood, the Lymphatic System and Immunity

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

In this video resource students will hear about how Bat saliva has been studied for its anti-clotting qualities, and how desmoteplase, the specific enzyme, is being used to help stroke patients. In the conventional treatment of stroke, tPA must...Show More
09. The Cardiovascular System

09. The Cardiovascular System

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

In this video resource, students will learn about Mitchell, a baby who is suffering from idiopathic cardiomyopathy, a heart condition with an unknown cause, which is likely to progress. Viewers will see that conditions such as Mitchell's can lead...Show More
02. Basic Chemistry and the Cellular Level of Organisation

02. Basic Chemistry and the Cellular Level of Organisation

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

In the human body there are three different types of chemical reactions which take place. This video resource introduces synthesis, decomposition and exchange, and explains how the body uses each of these chemical reactions and the role that ATP...Show More
08. The Endocrine System

08. The Endocrine System

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

This video resource teaches about the different disorders of the endocrine system. The video resource covers the definition and diagnosis of Graves disease and Hashimoto's disease. It goes on to look at the pancreas and how its different types of...Show More
07. The Senses

07. The Senses

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

Every day, our senses are barraged with sounds, images, and smells. We use our senses to receive, and in some cases filter out, all the sensory information that we encounter. But sensations go beyond those that we can taste, smell, see and hear....Show More