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

The Conversation surrounding Ivermectin (aka Horse Medicine) For COVID-19 Treatment / Prevention

Feb 28, 2022, 16:00 PM by Arjun Nair, Haniyyah Mahmood, Liberty Liu, and Ramsha Mansoor
This video aims to look at science DIS-information through the lens of Ivermectin, a drug that has not been approved by the Center Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment option for COVID-19 but has been used by some members of the population.

It’s 2022 and the pandemic is still a major part of our everyday lives. By now you might assume that the COVID-19 pandemic is an anomaly in human history… well, you would be incorrect. Pandemics have been around for centuries…in fact the deadliest pandemic to date is not the COVID 19 pandemic, but rather the Spanish flu pandemic. The difference between these pandemics is the access to information. Nowadays, anyone with access to a social media app can spread science information that may be incorrect. It is almost like a disinformation spider web, that continues to grow and spread the longer it stays.

We are going to be looking at science DIS-information through the lens of Ivermectin, a drug that has not been approved by the Center Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a treatment option for COVID-19 but has been used by some members of the population.

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