Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove
Mini Medical School is a four-week medical education program open to anyone in the community interested in personal and public healthcare issues. It is an opportunity to learn about topics discussed in medical school.
Each lecture is presented by a health care professional at Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Illinois. Midwestern University is the home of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Sciences, and College of Dental Medicine-Illinois.
Mini Medical School welcomes students from the community of all ages (adult, college, and high school) who are interested in learning about interesting and important healthcare topics.
Sessions will be held on Thursday, October 17th, October 24th , November 7th and November 14th in Room 202, Alumni Hall. The session starts at 6:30 p.m. and will end by 8:15 p.m.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Cholesterol and Heart Disease: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
In this lecture you will learn about cholesterol numbers, how cholesterol is transported in the blood, and its involvement in heart disease. New research reshaping how we think about cholesterol will be discussed. We will also consider how lifestyle factors can help in managing your cholesterol.
Speaker: Dr. Sean Lynch is a basic science faculty member in Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to teaching biochemistry and nutrition to students in health profession degree programs, he conducts laboratory research investigating how inflammation affects the "good" HDL-cholesterol.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Gastric Symphony: An Overview of the Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract.
This lecture will introduce students to the structures and sounds of the gastrointestinal tract by following a food bolus from the mouth to the anus. Specific procedures related to structural reorganizing of the gastrointestinal tract, such as gastric bypass surgery and colostomy, will be included. Students will observe the organs of the gastrointestinal system in cadaveric specimens.
Speaker: Dr. Erin R. Leslie is an Assistant Professor of Anatomy in the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and College of Dental Medicine-Illinois; she has been with Midwestern University since March 2012. Dr. Leslie obtained her Ph.D. in Evolutionary Morphology from Northwestern University and B.S. in Ecology, Ethology, and Evolution from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Cuts, Bumps and Bruises - When Is It a Big Deal??
This presentation will discuss the various wounds (lacerations, abrasions, puncture wounds) and soft tissue and bony injuries (contusions, fractures, sprains/strains) and explain the anatomy, physiology and assessment and care for these injuries. It will also discuss when a visit to the doctor may be in order and when it may not be necessary.
Speaker: Thomas Green, DO, MPH, FACOEP, FACEP. Dr. Green is an Associate Professor and the clinical curriculum director in the Department of Clinical Integration at Midwestern University's Chicago College of Osteopathic medicine.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Neuroaxial Anesthesia for Labor and Delivery
This lecture will focus on the neuroaxial anesthesia techniques frequently used in the control of pain during the three stages of Labor and Delivery. Discussion will include description of the progression of labor, techniques of spinal and epidural anesthesia and the use of local anesthetics and narcotics.
Speaker: Michael Alexa, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist is a Nurse Anesthetist with Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation and has been the Chief CRNA for the past 2 years. As a CRNA, Michael delivers anesthesia for General surgery, Transplant Surgery with a specialty in Liver Transplants, Neurosurgery, Vascular Surgery and Labor & Delivery.
All classes are held on the campus of Midwestern University at 555 31st Street in Downers Grove, IL. Free parking is also available. Visit Mapquest for directions
The cost for the four-week program is $25. Participants are accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. Sign up today.
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