Tertiary Catalogue

Medicine

Contains 63 Videos

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

Epidemiology

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
04. The Skeletal System

04. The Skeletal System

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

Although the skeleton provides a framework for the body, it is hardly rigid. Bones are living tissues that actively contribute to maintaining homeostasis. Healthy bones are anything but dry or brittle; they are dynamic components of our bodies...Show More
03. Tissues and the Integumentary System

03. Tissues and the Integumentary System

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

The layers of our skin, its accessory organs and the underlying tissues are functional components of the human body. This video resource teaches about how the epidermis, the outer layer of the skin, is a renewing layer of cells, about tissue...Show More
01. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

01. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

Anatomy and Physiology: An Introduction

From the tiniest cells to the largest organ systems, the human body is a complex organism that is capable of both power and grace. When we think of a ballerina, we might conjure images of grace and fluidity. But such elegance relies upon the...Show More
IVF

IVF

Medical Ethics

Although IVF has been around for over 30 years, it is still a matter of debate today for a variety of reasons. With IVF clinics, the ethical questions arise from the fact that new lives are being created by the doctors and nurses involved. The...Show More
Genetic Engineering

Genetic Engineering

Medical Ethics

Genetic engineering may be one of the greatest breakthroughs in recent history alongside the discovery of the atom and space flight, however, with considerable public concern surrounding this issue, the UK government has produced legislation to...Show More
Euthanasia

Euthanasia

Medical Ethics

Euthanasia raises agonising moral questions. At the heart of the ethical and religious arguments over euthanasia are the different ideas that people have of the meaning and value of human existence, and of whether human beings have the right to...Show More
Diet Related Disorders - Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity and Coeliac Disease

Diet Related Disorders - Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity and Coeliac Disease

Around one in two people in Australia, the UK and the US are overweight. Knowledge of nutrition is integral to making healthy food choices. In this programme we examine three diet-related disorders, looking in detail at the characteristics,...Show More