Demystifying Medicine

McMaster Undergraduate Course

HTH SCI 4DM3

Overview

The McMaster Demystifying Medicine Seminar Series is both an undergraduate course (HTS 4DM3) where students create well-researched videos and podcasts to further Knowledge Translation and Communication in the fields of science, technology, and medicine, as well as a collection where faculty and trainees present pathologies, patient diagnoses and therapies of major diseases and current research. This is designed to help increase the understanding of how advances in biology can be applied to diseases and discusses frequently emerging scientific, medical and ethical areas of interest.

 

Content

Most videos are directed towards individuals in university and medical settings, including students, faculty and clinicians, however many videos are perfectly suitable for high school students and even some for children (Look for the #KidZone next to the video title). Feel free to check out the latest videos below and also visit our YouTube Channel to stay up-to-date every time we upload a new video!

Uncovering the Sedentarism Pandemic

Mar 29, 2021, 16:00 PM by Arthiga Arumugarasan, Kruti Bhakta and Divya Tamilselvan
This video outlines the characteristics of a sedentary lifestyle in the context of university students during a lockdown, the associated health risks and suggestions for how to reduce sedentary behaviours.

In the past few decades, our lifestyles have collectively shifted from ones that were physically demanding to ones that prevent very few physical challenges - this is known as a sedentary lifestyle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also been required to adjust to a new normal of ‘social distancing’ and ‘sheltering in place’ which has further increased our sedentary behaviours. So while we are facing a viral pandemic, we are also facing the sedentarism pandemic.

This video outlines the characteristics of a sedentary lifestyle in the context of university students during a lockdown, the associated health risks and suggestions for how to reduce sedentary behaviours.

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COVID-19 Videos

Uncovering the Sedentarism Pandemic

Mar 29, 2021, 16:00 PM by Arthiga Arumugarasan, Kruti Bhakta and Divya Tamilselvan
This video outlines the characteristics of a sedentary lifestyle in the context of university students during a lockdown, the associated health risks and suggestions for how to reduce sedentary behaviours.

In the past few decades, our lifestyles have collectively shifted from ones that were physically demanding to ones that prevent very few physical challenges - this is known as a sedentary lifestyle. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have also been required to adjust to a new normal of ‘social distancing’ and ‘sheltering in place’ which has further increased our sedentary behaviours. So while we are facing a viral pandemic, we are also facing the sedentarism pandemic.

This video outlines the characteristics of a sedentary lifestyle in the context of university students during a lockdown, the associated health risks and suggestions for how to reduce sedentary behaviours.

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