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  • Inguinal Canal Powerpoint

    Undergraduate medical students learning functional anatomy. This resource is used to complement cadaver dissection practicals. This presentation gives a stylised overview of the gross anatomical structure of the walls of the inguinal canal suitable for undergraduate medical students. It illustrates how herniation of the abdominal contents is prevented while still allowing the spermatic cord...

  • Blood Culture Procedure

    This video was created for medical students at the University of Cape Town, to demonstrate how to appropriately do a Blood Culture procedure and limit the number of samples being compromised. Emphasis is placed on sterile gloving, aseptic technique and procedural steps to follow.

  • Case Scenarios In Pediatric Practices

    Pictures are very important complimentary teaching materials. They provide vivid visual impressions to aid clinical students in making diagnosis. This clinical materials were captured during clinical sessions on ward rounds and specialist consultations. The case scenarios developed around the pictures are intended to achieve the following objectives.

  • Open Access Atlas of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Operative Surgery

    This is a free illustrated operative surgery text, and is intended particularly for those surgeons practising in the Developing World who are unable to afford expensive textbooks. There are no copyright restrictions, and colleagues are welcome to use, copy and quote text as they wish. The textbook is still in evolution, and chapters will be added as they are completed over the coming months...

  • Time to move beyond a brainless physiology

    “Exercise is a complex behavior that is regulated by a complex system”. In this talk, Prof Noakes seeks to include the brain as a factor in exercise physiology. He starts with the classical teachings in exercise physiology and continues by looking at various models such as the A.V. Hill model and the peripheral model. According to Noakes, not enough people are looking at the bigger picture...

  • Beyond the VO2 max: The role of self-belief in elite athletic performance

    This lecture explores how success in sports ranging from extreme cold water swimming to World Cup rugby are linked by a common thread - the role of self-belief. In the past Prof. Tim Noakes was convinced that physiology could explain performance. After 38 years of studying the human body, he now believes that the mind, and the role of self-belief, are crucial factors in human athletic feats...

  • Exercising advocacy: Some personal ideas and experiences

    This video lecture can be used by self learners or as a supplement to sports science course material. This talk was delivered to UCT alumni in London at South Africa House on 10 October 2007 and recorded a few weeks later in Cape Town. It describes how the University influenced my early career and led me to study two of the important intellectual challenges of my life – exercise-associated...

  • Examination of the Nervous System (Video tutorial)

    A teaching video of how to conduct the basic neurological examination, designed for 3rd year medical students.* Background* Neurology is introduced into the University of Cape Town MBChB programme in the 3rd year. Each year the Head of the Neurology Department Prof Roland Eastman did a demonstration as part of a whole class lecture and in addition conducted a “Master Class” for the clinicians...

  • South African Child Gauge 2009/2010

    This collection of papers focused on the theme 'Healthy children: From survival to optimal development' can be used for independent study/research or for integration into child development curriculum. The South African Child Gauge is produced annually by the Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town to monitor government and civil society’s progress towards realising the rights of...

  • Gastric Lavage Procedure Animation

    This animation can be used to demonstrate how this sensitive procedure is performed to medical students. This resource can be used to illustrate the gastric lavage procedure. Gastric lavage is the standard method of obtaining specimens for Tuberculosis (TB) diagnosis in young children. It is generally carried out only in infants and children below the age of two years. In older children...

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