The Health Sciences First Year (HSFY) programme includes a series of exciting new lectures that bring together content from across the HSFY papers and apply it in cutting-edge health-based scenarios.
Presenting teams showcase the research expertise and professional courses at the University of Otago. These entertaining and informative lectures will have limited seats available to the public.
Each lecture is delivered twice on consecutive days.
Registrations are required and will open soon.
Joint custody: Knee injuries explained
In New Zealand, knee injuries number tens of thousands each year. In this ICL we will explore the structure of the knee, the mechanics behind injuries to this joint, and how such injuries are rehabilitated by health care professionals.
Lithium in mind
Lithium can help stabilise mood – we know it works, but no-one knows why.
COVID-19: We’ve got this?
The what, how and why behind the science that is guiding New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.
A pain in the leg: Living with peripheral artery disease
For the last year Mrs Adams has been experiencing cramps in her legs because some of her arteries are becoming blocked (a condition called peripheral artery disease). This lecture will discuss some of the impact this has on Mrs Adams’ life, how this disease occurs and how we can use ultrasound to assess it.
Precision medicine: From the clinic to the lab, and back again
Explore how understanding the structure and function of proteins can help treat disease. MD and Research Professor Kurt Krause will share his personal experience in the treatment of HIV; from his clinical days when there were limited options to treat HIV to current, effective treatments that are precisely matched to each patient. We will also consider how the HIV experience influenced trial treatments for COVID-19.
|Date||Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - Thursday, 26 August 2021|
|Time||1:00pm - 2:00pm|
|Event Category||Health Sciences|