IN PERSON: This course will begin with a brief overview of medical history and then give an introduction to medical terminology. From that point, we will move on to the various body systems, discussing their anatomy and physiology. Each week a different system will be introduced and some diseases associated with that system will be covered. We will follow a lecture format, with ample time reserved for your questions. Some case studies appropriate to the system under discussion will be presented. Students will gain a better understanding of the body, how it works, and what can go wrong. Occasional bits of medical humor will be injected into each class. Several general interest books on the topic are recommended. | Lecture + Q&A.
Max enrollment: 24.
Dennis Swartout is a University of Michigan graduate with a degree in operations research engineering and an M.D. degree. He was board-certified in family medicine and in addiction medicine. He practiced family medicine at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Clinic in Keene, New Hampshire, for 30 years. Among his many interests in retirement are woodworking, watercolor painting and making creations in stained glass.