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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
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 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 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 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 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…
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 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…
Into the Air
Part of the Series: Secrets of Bones
BBC
Ben Garrod finds out how the skeleton has allowed vertebrates to do the most remarkable thing of all - take to the air. He discovers why the humble pigeon is such an exceptional flier, uncovers bony secrets as to how…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Medical Training to be a Doctor
A series of videos containing useful information and training for the medical field.
2 videos
Don't Die Young - Series 1
BBC
Can you tell your spleen from your gallbladder? In fact, do you even know where they are, let alone what they do? In Don't Die Young, a no-nonsense approach to health and medicine, anatomy expert Dr Alice Roberts takes us…
6 videos
Xeno: of Diabetes, Pigs and Men
This is the story of Karen Skinner. She has Type 1 diabetes and her body is no longer able to make insulin. She's had it for over twenty years and, try as she might, she just isn't able to control…
Secrets of Bones
BBC
Primatologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod shares his unique passion for bones, revealing a fascinating world we never normally get to see. In this six-part series, Ben Garrod embarks on a very personal journey through the remarkable and surprising…
6 videos
Down to Earth
Part of the Series: Secrets of Bones
BBC
Evolutionary biologist and master skeleton builder Ben Garrod discovers how the skeleton has adapted for vertebrates to move on land in a remarkable number of ways. They can swing through the trees, slide on the forest floor, dig through dark…
Sensing the World
Part of the Series: Secrets of Bones
BBC
Ben Garrod delves into the surprising ways in which bone has evolved to help vertebrates sense the world around them. He reveals why predators like the wolf have eyes at the front of their skull whereas prey animals such as…