Tertiary Catalogue

Medicine


Ovine Brain

Ovine Brain

Dissections for the Science Classroom

Acting as the body’s control centre, the brain is responsible for all the essential functions of the body. This dissection of a sheep’s brain, complemented by clear, illustrative diagrams, looks at the brain’s two hemispheres and their four...Show More
Homeostasis and Disease

Homeostasis and Disease

Homeostasis

Homeostatic imbalances, which occur when feedback loops are broken or altered, can have very serious, or even fatal, consequences. This video covers diabetes, hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, explaining in detail how they result from...Show More
Body Systems and Homeostasis

Body Systems and Homeostasis

Homeostasis

Body systems, particularly the nervous and endocrine systems, play an important role in maintaining homeostasis and they are highly developed in mammals. This video investigates the role of body systems in maintaining a steady state, detailing...Show More
Bovine Eye

Bovine Eye

Dissections for the Science Classroom

Forming part of the nervous system, the eyes are complex organs responsible for receiving light from the environment and conveying this information through nerve signals to the brain. This dissection of a cow’s eye shows the optic nerve,...Show More
Maintaining Homeostasis

Maintaining Homeostasis

Homeostasis

Homeostasis is required for healthy functioning and is achieved when the conditions within the body are in a steady state. This video looks at homeostasis and dynamic equilibrium in the human body, explaining step-by-step how homeostatic...Show More
The Impact on Body Functions

The Impact on Body Functions

Homeostasis

Homeostasis maintains internal conditions so that cells can function normally, fundamentally contributing to survival and good health. This video looks at homeostatic processes in single-celled and multicellular organisms, explaining the critical...Show More
Ovine Heart

Ovine Heart

Dissections for the Science Classroom

The central component of the circulatory system, the heart plays a vital role in moving nutrients and waste around the body. This dissection of a sheep’s heart shows the structure of the organ, including its chambers, veins, arteries and...Show More
Porcine Kidney

Porcine Kidney

Dissections for the Science Classroom

The kidneys play a vital role in the body by filtering blood, removing wastes and producing urine. This dissection of a pig’s kidney shows the structure of the kidney, including the renal artery and vein, the renal pelvis, cortex and medulla,...Show More
What Is Homeostasis?

What Is Homeostasis?

Homeostasis

Homeostatic processes occur in a range of organisms, enabling them to withstand a wide range of changes in the external environment. This video covers the basic facts about homeostasis with a focus on thermoregulation in the human body,...Show More
The Common Cold (Rhinovirus)

The Common Cold (Rhinovirus)

It's time to start going through a variety of common viruses, so let's start with the most common one of them all, the one that most often causes the common cold. It's called Rhinovirus, and it is a member of the picornavirus family. What does...Show More
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.
Heat and the Human Body

Heat and the Human Body

Shedding Light on Heat

In the final episode, 'Heat and the Human Body', we look at the brilliant systems within our bodies that allow us to maintain a more-or-less constant body temperature regardless of the weather conditions. Sweating, shivering, pumping more blood...Show More
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
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
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
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
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