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Course Description

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.

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Section Title
The 10-Week Medical School
Type
Classroom - In Person
Days
T
Time
9:00AM to 10:30AM
Dates
Sep 13, 2022 to Nov 15, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
15.0
Delivery Options
Classroom - In Person  
Course Fees
Instructors
Section Notes

Please note: Although not required, the following books are recommended: "Head First," by Norman Cousins, gives insights into healing. A great medical story is "Arrowsmith," by Sinclair Lewis. Lewis Thomas wrote a series of essays on medical issues that are collected in several books, one of which is "The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher."

Recommended reading:
Norman Cousins, "Head First" (9780140139655)
Sinclair Lewis, "Arrowsmith" (9780451530868)
Lewis Thomas, "The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher" (9780140047431)

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