Medicine, Human Health, and the Frontiers of Science
by Stanford Continuing Studies Program
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This quarter, the Stanford Mini Med School focuses on our bodies and the organ systems that comprise them, seeing how they work, what goes awry, and what scientists and physicians are learning every day about healing them. We will start with a look at imaging technology that offers a window into human anatomy and disease. We will then delve into our nervous and cardiovascular systems, seeing how our hearts develop, what heart disease is and what can be done to prevent it, what causes a stroke, and what physicians can do when one occurs. We will also explore the inner workings of other vital systems — for example, our lungs, gastrointestinal system, and kidneys. And we will look at how our eyes and ears function, and how they become impaired. Finally, we will conclude this quarter with an inquiry into the fascinating topic of mind-body interactions and discover what scientists are learning about how our thought affects how we feel.
|1||Video1. Inside Out: How Imaging Technology Offers a Portal to Human Anatomy and Disease (January 12, 2010)||Geoffrey D. Rubin, M.D., Stanford Professor of Radiology and Diagnostic Radiology, discusses the various radiology technologies, their uses, and the positive changes they are making in medical diagnosis. (January 12, 2010)||4/6/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|2||Video2. The Developing Heart in Health and Disease (January 19, 2010)||Daniel Bernstein, Stanford Director of Cardiology, discusses the evolution of technology and cardiology. (January 19, 2010)||4/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|3||Video3. Congenital and Acquired Vascular Disorders of the Central Nervous System: How They are Diagnosed and Treated||Michael Marks, Stanford Professor of Radiology, and Robert Dodd, Stanford Assistant Professor in Neurosurgery and Radiology, discuss three pathologies: strokes, aneurisms, arteriovenous malformations. (January 26, 2010)||4/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|4||Video4. Seeing Is Believing (February 2, 2010)||Carla Shatz, professor of biology and neurobiology at the Stanford School of Medicine, discusses the visual processes of the brain. (February 2, 2010)||4/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|5||Video5. Sounds and Senses: How We Hear and When We Don't (February 9, 2010)||Robert Jackler, Stanford Professor of Otorhinoclaryngology, and Eric Knudsen, Stanford Professor of Neurobiology, explain how the ear works and discusses how new technology is innovating hearing medicine. (February 9, 2010)||4/30/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|6||Video6. Breathing, Wheezing and Gasping for Air: Our Respiratory System (February 16, 2010)||Norman Rizk, Stanford Senior Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs in the School of Medicine, discusses the structure and transport system of the lungs before explaining how medicine is advancing to research and cure common lung disease. (February 16, 2010)||5/12/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|7||Video7. How the Gastrointestinal System Works and Goes Awry (February 23, 2010)||Jay Pasricha, Stanford Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology & Hepatology, discusses the human gastrointestinal system and the treatment and research on common diseases of this complicated organ. (February 23, 2010)||5/21/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|8||Video8. The "Brilliant" Kidney (March 2, 2010)||Dr. Glenn Chertow, Professor of Medicine and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Stanford, discusses the functions of the kidney in organizing the body's systems. (March 2, 2010)||5/27/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|9||Video9. Learning and Memory: How it Works and When it Fails (March 9, 2010)||Frank Longo, MD, PhD, George and Lucy Becker Professor, discusses the intricacy human mind and how different types of memory and memory loss function. (March 9, 2010)||6/4/2010||Free||View in iTunes|
|10||Video10. Mind-Body Interactions (March 16, 2010)||David Spiegel, Stanford Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, discusses hypnosis, the mind, and its therapeutic interaction with the body. (March 16, 2010)||6/8/2010||Free||View in iTunes|