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The Health Sciences First Year Integrated Context Lecture Series (ICLS)

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.

Wednesday 21 April at 1:00pm

Thursday 22 April at 12:00pm

Lithium in mind

Lithium can help stabilise mood – we know it works, but no-one knows why.

Wednesday 12 May at 1:00pm

Thursday 13 May at 12:00pm

COVID-19: We’ve got this?

The what, how and why behind the science that is guiding New Zealand’s response to COVID-19.

Wednesday 26 May at 1:00pm

Thursday 27 May at 12:00pm

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.

Wednesday 4 August at 12:00pm

Thursday 5 August at 1:00pm

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.

Wednesday 25 August at 12:00pm

Thursday 26 August at 1:00pm

Date Wednesday, 12 May 2021 - Thursday, 26 August 2021
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public,All University,Alumni
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Public Lecture

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