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Donated to Science - Donating Your Body to Medical School
This award winning film follows a group of medical students and their relationship with the cadavers they dissect. Throughout the film we follow a group of people who donate their bodies to the University of Otago Medical School for students…
2 videos
A Good Death
In Dundedin Hospital staff are working to improve end of life treatment in pateints with COPD and other chronic conditions. Professor Robin Taylor wants to change the way that we care for people with long-term, but inevitably fatal medical conditions…
The End of Life
Part of the Series: Human Body Series
BBC
This episode looks at death and follows Herbie on his final journey as he slowly succumbs to cancer.
The Kidneys
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
BBC
In this episode of The Kidneys , Alice meets party girl and mum of two Grainne, from Welwyn Garden City, who, at nearly 40 and with a family history of diabetes, is stressing out her kidneys. Grainne visits the lab…
The Heart
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
BBC
As a hard-working organ, making sure that every muscle, tissue and cell in the body gets just what it needs, the heart is in need of some love. Thirty-six-year-old Stephen Hall is putting his heart under plenty of stress. As…
The Lungs
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
BBC
In The Lungs , Dr Alice Roberts deploys some shock tactics to make one confirmed smoker realise just how much she's damaging her lungs. Thirty-four-year-old Lisa Garrity's will power always lets her down and on a night in the pub,…
The Brain
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
BBC
Dr Alice Roberts delves deep into the body's most complex organ - The Brain - and discovers how the brain can be tricked into seeing illusions which don't exist, and how it can be trained to improve its memory function.…
The Skin
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
BBC
The body's largest organ - The Skin - comes under close scrutiny in this penultimate episode of Don't Die Young - Series 1 . Alice puts her own outer layer through a series of tests, weathering temperature extremes and running…
The Eyes
Part of the Series: Don't Die Young
BBC
Dr Alice Roberts undergoes a thorough eye examination in the latest BBC TV programme, The Eyes , in her tour of the body's major organs. As this hands-on, lecture-free guide to keeping your organs in good working order continues, Alice…
First Steps
Part of the Series: Human Body Series
BBC
Fertility expert Professor Robert Winston examines how the body has evolved. In this programme he looks at the leaps and bounds made during babyhood.
Practising Medicine
Part of the Series: Medical Training to be a Doctor
In their clinical training the students all see and do the same things - just at different times and in different places. We dip in and out of the various students' experiences and use them as pictures to allow them…
Sex
Part of the Series: Secrets of Bones
BBC
Ben Garrod seeks out the big part that bones can play in reproduction. Through sexual selection, the skeleton has adapted to aid courtship, competition and even copulation. On his travels, Ben meets baseball players, drops a 10kg weight on a…
Brain Power
Part of the Series: Human Body Series
BBC
Leading fertility expert Professor Robert Winston examines how the body has evolved. In this programme he looks at the human brain.
An Everyday Miracle
Part of the Series: Human Body Series
BBC
Leading fertility expert Professor Robert Winston examines how the human body has evolved. This programme explores the human body's greatest achievement - reproduction.
The Making of the Human Body
Part of the Series: Human Body Series
BBC
Robert Winston reveals the secrets behind The Human Body. Including how the latest medical imaging techniques were combined with 3-D graphics to show what our bodies look like.
Size Matters
Part of the Series: Secrets of Bones
BBC
Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod begins a six-part journey to discover how bones have enabled vertebrates to colonise and dominate practically every habitat on Earth. Ben shows us what bone is constructed from and how it can…
Life Story
Part of the Series: Human Body Series
BBC
In this first episode, Professor Robert Winston looks at the skills the body routinely uses without even realising it.
As Time Goes By
Part of the Series: Human Body Series
BBC
Prof Robert Winston examines how the body has evolved. In this epison he looks at ravages of ageing and its effect on the body including sight, hearing and skin.
Medical Training to be a Doctor
A series of videos containing useful information and training for the medical field.
2 videos
Food for Thought
Part of the Series: Secrets of Bones
BBC
Ben Garrod uncovers the secrets of how vertebrates capture and devour their food using extreme jaws, bizarre teeth and specialized bony tools. He takes a cherry picker up a giant sperm whale's jaw, finds out which animal has teeth weighing…