100 Incredible, Cutting-Edge Lectures for Medical Professionals

If you're a nurse, you're probably always on the hunt for new resources to help you keep learning about the health care industry, your particular field, treatment alternatives and more. Whether you're in school or just trying to keep up with what's next in health care, the Internet is full of resources for your continued education. Check out these 100 incredible and cutting-edge lectures for medical professionals that are all about anatomy, research, treatments, public health, the health care system, and beyond.

Science

Review cells, genetics principles and more in this section.

  1. The Bacterial Cell: This lecture video covers everything from infectious agents to the growth of a bacterial cell.
  2. Blood Protozoa: In this lecture, you'll learn about blood and tissue protozoa of humans.
  3. Genomics and Chemical Genetics: Study genomes, human genetics, and chemical genomics when you watch this lecture series.
  4. Fundamentals of Neuroanatomy: Study the brain in these in-depth video lectures.
  5. Fundamentals of Biochemistry: Here you'll study the fundamentals of biochemistry, including protein structure, enzymes, lipids and membranes, carbohydrates and more.
  6. Viral Genetics: Discover the genetics of viruses in this lecture.
  7. Neuroscience and Behavior: Here you'll cover cerebellar channels, evolution, cellular mechanisms, and more.
  8. Biology: These biology lectures cover biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and more.
  9. Toxicology: Study the effects of chemicals and drugs in this lecture.
  10. Anatomy Videos: These video lectures will help you study different parts of the body, including the pelvic outlet, thorax, back muscles and spinal cord, ear, brain, and more.
  11. General Human Anatomy: Review the human anatomy here.
  12. Cell Biology: Study cell membranes, lipids and more.
  13. David Bolinsky animates a cell: Get a close-up look at cells by watching this lecture.
  14. Advanced Anatomy and Physiology: These lectures present lessons in advanced anatomy and physiology, including special body movements, articulations, and more.

Diagnoses and Disease

Here, you'll watch lectures about infectious diseases, cancer, viruses, regeneration, sickle cell disease, and more.

  1. Cancer: Lecture Series: Here you'll learn about cancer research, bioethics and finding a cure.
  2. Infectious Disease: An Introduction: Get an introduction to identifying and treating infectious diseases here.
  3. Virus Definitions and Structure: Study the terminology and structure of viruses here.
  4. Human Disease: Learn about the nature of human diseases here.
  5. Care of Patient with Alterations in Vision and Hearing: This four-part series helps medical professionals care for patients with vision and hearing issues.
  6. Genetics of Cancer: In this lecture, you'll gain a better understanding of how cancer develops.
  7. Chasing the Crescent Moon: Sickle Cell Disease: Listen to this lecture to learn more about this genetic disease.
  8. Alan Russell on regenerating our bodies: Alan Russell talks about regeneration as a way to get over disease.
  9. Eva Vertes looks to the future of medicine: Eva Vertes wants to find a solution to Alzheimer's.

Geriatrics and Aging

Health care professionals who work in geriatrics will find these two lectures helpful.

  1. Aging, Health and Diversity: Find out how aging affects health in this series.
  2. Aubrey de Grey says we can avoid aging: This lecturer maintains that aging is a preventable disease.

Family Health

From pregnancy to pediatrics, check out these family health lectures here.

  1. OB/GYN: This lecture covers pregnancy trauma, diabetes in pregnancy and more.
  2. Maternal-Fetal Conflicts in Human Pregnancy: Discover the risks of human pregnancy in this lecture.
  3. Domestic Violence: This nursing lecture prepares medical professionals to deal with cases of domestic violence.
  4. Means of Reproduction: This lecturer argues that women's reproductive freedom will change the future.
  5. Pediatric Pulmonary Care: These lectures cover asthma, chronic illness, bronchitis, nutrition and more.
  6. High-Risk Infants: Here you'll learn about high-risk pregnancies and infants.
  7. Home Health: Learn how to plan for patient discharge and ensure continuity of care from hospital to home health care.

Public Health

From bioterrorism to AIDS to flu epidemics and pandemics, these public health lectures are truly fascinating.

  1. AIDS: Evolution of an Epidemic: This lecture series covers outbreaks, the HIV life cycle, vaccines, and living with HIV.
  2. Organisms of Bioterrorism: Learn how bioterrorism organisms are created and used.
  3. Infectious Disease: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Get an introduction to STDs here.
  4. Monitoring the Threat: The Center for Disease Control: Watch this lecture to learn how the CDC works with physicians and health care providers.
  5. Influenza Virus I: This lecture introduces you to the symptoms, structure and treatment of the influenza virus.
  6. Perspectives on Global Health: This lecture was given by the president of the Global Health Program.
  7. Can Prozac Help Us Become More Virtuous?: Consider the ethical and cultural attachment to Prozac here.
  8. Public Health Preparedness and Emergency Response: These lectures introduce public health preparedness for emergencies.
  9. Epidemiologic Methods I: This lecture series will give you a solid understanding of epidemiology.
  10. Step Into Africa: Living with AIDS: Learn more about the AIDS epidemic in Africa.
  11. Laurie Garrett on lessons from the 1918 flu: Pulitzer winner Laurie Garrett is a pandemic expert who sheds some light on current public health concerns.
  12. Drug regulation: time for a radical change: Find out why this Professor Emeritus of the Vanderbilt School of Medicine believes drugs should be more regulated.
  13. Rich hospital, poor hospital: Learn how a Nigerian hospital is surviving with minimal support.
  14. Nathan Wolfe's jungle search for viruses: Nathan Wolfe wants to find viruses before they can destroy human populations.
  15. Larry Brilliant wants to stop pandemics: Watch this lecture to learn lessons from the smallpox epidemic.
  16. Smokeout: How Society Can Quit Smoking: This lecture addresses the tobacco epidemic.

By Specialty

This collection of lectures features talks according to medical specialty, like emergency medicine, cardiology and more.

  1. Cardiac Lectures: Watch this collection from St. Luke's Roosevelt, Temple University and others to learn all about cardiac emergencies, chest trauma, congestive heart failure and other cardiology topics.
  2. EMS: Lectures in this collection include "Is There a Doctor on the Plane?" and "Applying for An Emergency Medicine Residency."
  3. Epidemiology: Epidemiology students and specialists will learn about practical methods, data analysis, grant writing and research, and more.
  4. Genomic Medicine: Learn about genomic measurement in this lecture series.
  5. Clinical Psychology: Study the history of clinical psychology, plus diagnosis and assessment methods here.
  6. Dermatology: Study blisters, lesions, growths and more.
  7. General Surgical Topics: This outline serves as a good introduction to surgical topics.
  8. Forensic Science: Here you will learn about preserving evidence, determining cause of death, and more.

Mental Health and Psychology

Mental health professionals will find exciting talks about psychology and more in this section.

  1. This is Your Brain on Love: Discover the four different personality traits for love.
  2. Whole Child, Whole Day: This speech addresses mental health problems in youth due to issues with family support, education and more.
  3. Marvin Minsky on health and the human mind: This upbeat talk covers health, overpopulation and how we process it all.

Technology and the Future of Health Care

Find out what researchers are predicting for the future of health care here.

  1. Incision-Free Surgery: Learn about the groundbreaking movement around incision-free surgery.
  2. Dean Ornish on healing: Dean Ornish is an advocate for coming up with ways to harness the body's natural ability to heal itself.
  3. Robert Fischell on medical inventing: Find out what tools are coming to treat migraines, depression and even the malpractice system.
  4. Daniel Kraft invents a better way to harvest bone marrow: Discover what's next for bone marrow transplants.
  5. Surgery's past, present and robotic future: This graphic presentation tracks the progress of modern surgery and makes predictions for the future.

Research

These research talks address new solutions and trends for diabetes, obesity, pharmaceuticals and more.

  1. Diabetes and New Research: This lecture will show you what's next in terms of diabetes research.
  2. Research to Eliminate Ethnic Disparities in Obesity: Strategic Directions: Shiriki Kumanyika leads this lecture about obesity prevention.
  3. Nuclear Receptors: From Mice to Diseases: Pierre Chambon, the founder and former director of The Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire, talks about nuclear receptor research.
  4. Research and Data Analysis in Psychology: Psychology students and health care providers will learn how to organize research projects.
  5. Can we domesticate germs?: Paul Ewald takes diarrhea as an example for his hypothesis about domesticating and controlling bacteria.
  6. Drugs and Behavior: Discover how pharmaceuticals affect patients' mental processes.
  7. When Doctors are Writers: Find out how writing can influence your caregiving philosophy.
  8. Hepatitis C Virus: Twenty Years Later: Charles Rice of The Rockefeller University covers the history of the Hepatitis C virus.
  9. Paul Stamets on 6 ways mushrooms can save the world: According to Paul Stamets, mushrooms can be used to treat smallpox and the flu.

Health Care System

Learn about the universal health care debate and other issues relating to the health care system here.

  1. U.S. Primary Care in Crisis: This panel discussion covers the primary care crisis.
  2. Election 2008: Health Care in the Next Administration: Watch this lecture and then determine whether or not the predictions about health care "in the future" are coming true.
  3. Health of the Nation: Coverage for All Americans: This panel discussion addresses the controversy of universal health care in the U.S.
  4. Ernest Madu on world-class health care: This Jamaican doctor maintains that it is possible to have world-class health care in the developing world.
  5. Health Care Challenge: Balancing Fairness and Business: Find out what it will take to give every American a chance to receive quality health care.
  6. Doctors, Patients and Other Strangers: Jay Baruch introduces his new book about how patients and doctors deal with death, serious illnesses and the health care process.

Ethics

For medical ethics lectures about stem cell research, end-of-life care and more, look here.

  1. Program on Stem Cells in Society: Learn stem cell research lessons from a spinal cord project.
  2. Neuroscience and Ethics: Study the unique ethics standards and issues for neuroscientists.
  3. Health Care Issues: Daniel Callahan presents this lecture to the Ethics across the Curriculum conference at the University of San Diego.
  4. Physician Assisted Dying: Thomas Beauchamp from the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Philosophy at Georgetown discusses this controversial topic.
  5. What's Wrong With Playing God?: Health care providers will benefit from this speech by Ronald Cole-Turner at The Human Genome Odyssey Conference.
  6. A Moral Approach to Electronic Patient Records: Consider the EMR debate from an ethical standpoint.
  7. End-Of-Life Issues: Daniel Callahan speaks about end-of-life issues in this lecture.

Healthy Living and Nutrition

This collection of lectures addresses obesity, heart health and beyond.

  1. The Immunology: Lecture Series: Learn how the immune system detects invaders and defends itself.
  2. World of Chemistry: Food: Learn how diet affects heart disease, weight control and more.
  3. Dean Ornish on the world's killer diet: Find out what makes up a "killer diet" that leads to cardiovascular disease.
  4. Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology: Learn all about nutrient function and metabolism in this lecture.
  5. Capitol Perspective: Health Disparities and Child Obesity: Ted Kennedy hosted this lecture about health disparities in minority populations and how it leads to childhood obesity.

Procedures

Learn how to give examinations and oversee procedures from these lectures.

  1. Physical Examination Videos: This collection of videos shows you how to give all kinds of exams, including abdomen, cardiac, knee, breast, neonatal and more.
  2. Anesthesia: This collection of lectures from professors at Wake Forest covers anesthesia for elderly patients, ethics, heart failure and more.
  3. EKG Interpretation: Learn how to read an EKG chart here.
  4. Epilepsy and New Treatments: This lecture addresses new treatments for patients with epilepsy.
  5. Vital Signs: Learn how to monitor and record a patient's vital signs.
  6. Neural Exam Videos: These lectures teach you how to give coordination, gait, mental status and motor exams.
  7. Procedures: Here you'll learn how to do all sorts of procedures, including eye procedures, airway procedures and more.
  8. How CT Works: Learn how a CT scan works.
  9. Core Clinical Skills: St. George's of London offers these videos to medical students wanting to master core clinical skills.