Category Archives: Health and Social Issues

Gas Exchange (Further Human Physiology)

Here’s the powerpoint:

Download it here: gas-exchange-fhp.ppt

And here’s the Click4Biology page

Gas exchange, oxygen dissociation and myoglobin:

Some useful tutorials from GetBodySmart

For a quick view of some basics, here is an animation from Wisconsin Online (though it’s not very good…)

Asthma and Lung Cancer:

What’s asthma all about? from whatsasthma.org

Asthma attack animation from 1on1health

Lung Cancer animation from Discovery’s Human Body Atlas

Mesothelioma (caused by asbestos) from MedIndia.com

Healthy cilia and Smokers’ cilia from The Bioscope Initiative

Effects of pollution on your lungs from airinfonow.org

Operation to remove part of a lung:


Altitude Sickness:

There’s an interesting video from ‘The Future is Wild’ after the jump.

Read the rest of this entry

The Transport System

These links are for the Further Human Physiology unit.

Here’s the powerpoint:

Download here: transport-system.ppt

And here’s the Click4Biology link

Medmovie.com has a large collection of animations which are great for this unit. We can’t link to them directly, but it’s worth having a look around.

The Cardiac Cycle:

Hyper Heart animation and graphs from the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Biointeractive from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Control of the Heart Beat:

A few good links to try from Washburn Rural High School

And don’t forget the Medmovie resource…

Atherosclerosis and Coronary Heart Disease:

Medmovie has good animations for atherosclerosis, heart attacks and heart bypass surgery. There aren’t many that are better…

Production of Tissue Fluid and Lymph:

Hydrostatic and osmotic pressure (fluid exchange) from McGraw Hill

Capillary exchange from coolschool.ca (they have other good resources, too)

Bonus features:

For a good (tricky) prac, here’s a virtual EKG package from skillstat.com

And here’s a decent heart structure tutorial from Gateway Community College

Medmovie.com – brilliant medical animations

Medmovie is a commercial website, though they have many animations available in their media library samples and interactives, including heart beats, heart attacks, atherosclerosis and more (I can’t link directly to each one – you have to go to the main page first)

They look fantastic – some are .swf and others are .mov, though all the samples can be saved easily in Firefox.

Children’s Hospital Boston – Great Flash apps for students

Thanks to Rod Murphy for this one.

eSchool News featured CHB’s site as site of the week and it’s well deserved. There are some great animations here, including a nice neurons and synapses animation, some stem cell resources, cancer information and a chance to have a go at making an EM image.

Go have a look!

Monoclonal Antibodies

Here’s a walk-through from Sumanas Multimedia. They also have a fewother animations and applets on useful topics, including synaptic transmisson, statistics and HIV.

HyperHeart – da dumpf, da dumpf, da dumpf

Hyper Heart animationThanks again to bogstandardcomp from the TES Boards.

This Shockwave app shows the full cycle of the heart beat and can be paused at any point. It includes ‘live’ ECG and blood pressure graphs and some tutorials (though I had difficulty getting them to work). Conveniently, it can also be saved using Firefox or Flashcatcher, to be used on the whiteboard.

Derryclare also posted a great link:

Howard Hughes Medical Institute circulation animations.

Stephen Fry: HIV and Me (very mature content)

Stephen Fry hosts this brave documentary on the experiences of British HIV sufferers. A good watch, shows how perceptions of HIV/AIDS have changed and how it is ignored.

Be warned – there are graphic descriptions during some parts of the documentary and careful editing would be advised before you show it to a group of students.

Of the six parts available on here, part six (after the jump) is a good one to show – Stephen is talking to a teenage girl born with HIV who has made a stand against bullies and made it her prerogative to inform others. This part doesn’t need editing, either.

Again for older students, there is a link to the GI Jonny website at the end of the show. Looks like a bit of a gimmick, to be honest, but might get through to some.

Part 1 of 6 (Parts 2-6 after the jump):

Read the rest of this entry

Rexin G: Targeted Biological Agent

This award-winning animation is a high-sheen advert for Rexin G, a nanoparticle combined with a gene to target tumour cells. Is this part of a new wave of targeted medicine? Time will tell. For now, just enjoy the animation.

This animation was produced by Hybrid Animation, who have a series of animation on their site, all very high quality. Go on – have a look!

Many of them are pretty advanced, but this one is  about antigenic shift in the bird flu virus.

Give Blood – a collection of videos about blood donation

Blood donation Ad: student project (not one of mine)

Greg’s Story: doctor and blood donor succumbs to leukaemia and ends up becoming a blood-product recipient.

Read the rest of this entry

Birth

Medical Animation here. Who would’ve thunk that a baby could come out playing the violin?

This one’s for the older students/ strong of stomach:

Link to video (Vaginal delivery – embed may be unsuitable for some)

Clear video of a c-section:

%d bloggers like this: