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!

COVID-19 Videos

Pregnancy & COVID-19 Vaccines

Nov 22, 2021, 16:00 PM by Karly Endres, Sara Ibrahim, Srushti Patel & Katherine Toy
In this video, opinions on why some believe vaccination for COVID may be harmful to the pregnant individual and fetus are discussed.

Amidst the ongoing pandemic, the safety & efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine for pregnant individuals has become a topic of discussion. In this video, opinions on why some believe vaccination for COVID may be harmful to the pregnant individual and fetus are discussed. Two common myths are presented and debunked using scientific explanations. The consequences of COVID infections as well as the benefits of vaccination are also emphasized. At 9:46, you will hear from Dr. Barrett, the Chair of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at McMaster.

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