Over 4000 free audio and video lectures, seminars and teaching resources from Oxford University.
Skip to Content Skip to Navigation

Medicine

# Episode Title Description People Date
1 Importance of statistical power for cumulative science Richard Morey (Cardiff University) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Richard Morey 08 Dec 2017
2 Making student projects meaningful through collaboration Kate Button (University of Bath) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Kate Button 08 Dec 2017
3 The pharmaceutical industry believes that a lot of academic literature is not reproducible. How should we respond? Chas Bountra (University of Oxford) gives a talk for the Oxford Reproducibility School. Chas Bountra 08 Dec 2017
4 Life as a trial statistician – the good, the bad and the ugly Professor Jonathan Cook is a Senior Medical Statistician at the Oxford Clinical Trials Research Unit. Jonathan Cook 06 Dec 2017
5 Animal Models in Reproductive Health Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017, Erin Greaves gives her talk 'Animal Models in Reproductive Health'. Erin Greaves 24 Nov 2017
6 Personalised Medicine in Endometrial Factor Evaluation: Transcriptomics and Machine Learning Predictors Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017. Patricia Diaz Gimeno 24 Nov 2017
7 Ethical Issues in Research in Reproductive Medicine Filmed at the CPM's event 'Personalised Medicine in Practice: Advances in Reproductive Science' on 7th March 2017, Michael Parker gives his talk 'Ethical Issues in Research in Reproductive Medicine'. Michael Parker 24 Nov 2017
8 And then the magic happens! Can realist synthesis really be systematic? Dr Andrew Booth gives a talk for the Realist Reviews and Realist Evaluations short course. Andrew Booth 24 Nov 2017
9 Establishing a microsurgery center at Chang Gung and advances in mandibular reconstruction Professor Fu-Chan Wei talks about how he established a comprehensive reconstructive microsurgery center at Chang Gung University Medical Center, and discusses the advances in mandibular reconstruction using microsurgical skills. Fu-Chan Wei 04 Oct 2017
10 Making trials more efficient: Trial Forge and how you can help Trials are important; very often they are also inefficient. Trial Forge aims to improve trial efficacy by identifying and then filling gaps in trial methods research. Shaun Treweek 10 Jul 2017
11 Using mixed methods in health psychology: Reflections on research design, epistemology, and practicalities In this talk, Dr Felicity Bishop will critically reflect on mixed methods research that she has conducted and discuss the philosophical and technical challenges of mixed methods. Felicity Bishop 10 Jul 2017
12 Emerging and Future Treatments: Studying asymptomatic genetic carriers in MND Professor Martin Turner, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, gives the final talk in the FATHOM meeting. Martin Turner 27 Jun 2017
13 Emerging and Future Treatments Professor Kevin Talbot, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, gives the third talk for the FATHOM meeting. Kevin Talbot 27 Jun 2017
14 Genetic Testing Christopher Shaw, King's College London, gives the second talk for the FATHOM meeting. Christopher Shaw 27 Jun 2017
15 The Genetics of Motor Neuron Disease Professor Kevin Talbot gives the first presentation in the FATHOM meeting. Introduction by Professor Martin Turner. Kevin Talbot 27 Jun 2017
16 Dr Desirée Cox, stem cell and regenerative medicine expert, and artist (Pembroke, 1987) Dr Desirée Cox describes her extraordinary journey from growing up in a tough urban area in the Bahamas to becoming a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford. Desirée Cox 23 Jun 2017
17 William Osler and his legacy to medicine Professor David Cranston tells the story of William Osler's life and career. David Cranston 14 Jun 2017
18 Creative Commons MORU Students Studentships at the Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit in Bangkok, Thailand Stije Leopold, Stuart Blacksell, Sharanjeet Atwal, Viriya Hantrakun 13 Jun 2017
19 The Remedy: Introduction In this short podcast, Naomi Richman introduces the series, 'The Remedy' by offering some history and context to contemporary discussions about health and healing. Naomi Richman 08 May 2017
20 Statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases Ewan Cameron and Sam Bhatt from the Nuffield Department of Population Health discuss statistical methods used to map malaria and other infectious diseases. Ewan Cameron, Sam Bhatt 28 Apr 2017
21 Sir Roger Bannister, athlete and neurologist (Exeter College, 1946) Sir Roger Bannister relives running the first sub-four-minute mile in a special podcast to mark the anniversary of his extraordinary achievement in May 1954. Roger Bannister 28 Apr 2017
22 Germs Revisited On Thursday 16 March 2017, Dr Emilie Taylor-Brown gave a talk with Dr Jamie Lorimer (School of Geography and the Environment) and Dr Nicola Fawcett (Medical Sciences Division) on the subject of Germs Revisited. Emilie Taylor-Brown, Jamie Lorimer, Nicola Fawcett, Kirsten Shepherd-Barr 25 Apr 2017
23 Professor Trish Greenhalgh Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Kamal R. Mahtani in conversation in the third episode of Trust The Evidence. Kamal R. Mahtani, Trish Greenhalgh 20 Apr 2017
24 Dr Fiona Godlee Professor Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, in conversation with Dr Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of The British Medical Journal (BMJ). Fiona Godlee, Carl Heneghan 05 Apr 2017
25 Lights, Camera, Immuno-action! Research on cancer immunotherapy and its implications for the clinic Melissa Bedard explains the body’s lack of an immune response to cancer cells through an analogy with spy movies. Melissa Bedard 03 Apr 2017
26 Jam tomorrow? Prospects for the "just about managing" in Britain. In the Medical Sciences Division Litchfield Lecture 2017, he explores the prospects for the just about managing in Britain in light of Brexit. Martin McKee 23 Mar 2017
27 FRIGHT Friday - Gothic Horror: Medicine and Monsters Dr Andrew Papanikitas gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Andrew Papanikitas 12 Dec 2016
28 FRIGHT Friday - Fear and Flesh: Gothic Medicine Dr Barry Murname gives a talk for the FRIGHT Friday series of talks, held in the Ashmolean Museum on 25th November 2016. Barry Murname 12 Dec 2016
29 Creative Commons Poor quality medicines LOMWRU researchers conduct clinical research to help improve global, regional and Lao public health. They focus on infectious diseases, and also investigate diseases of nutrition and poverty. Paul Newton 30 Nov 2016
30 Poor quality medicines LOMWRU researchers conduct clinical research to help improve global, regional and Lao public health. They focus on infectious diseases, and also investigate diseases of nutrition and poverty. Paul Newton 30 Nov 2016
31 Hope What is Hope? This seminar explored what hope is and invited us to consider what hope means to people in different circumstances. Peter Hinton, Carl Heneghan 21 Nov 2016
32 The Remedy: Humanism In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews David Flint, Vice-Chair of the North London Humanists to find out what Humanism can offer the sick. We discuss the role of modern medicine and the possibilities of living forever. Naomi Richman, David Flint 16 Nov 2016
33 The Remedy: Christianity In this episode, Naomi Richman interviews Reverend Jody Stowell about Christian attitudes to health and understandings of healing. We start by looking at Jesus' treatment of the sick and move on to discussing the role of faith-healing in today's context. Naomi Richman, Jody Stowell 16 Nov 2016
34 Better evidence for better health care Professor Carl Heneghan gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Carl Heneghan 31 Oct 2016
35 Creative Commons Killing and dying This lecture asks what weapons people owned in Henry VIII's England and whether they knew how to use them, some of its evidence drawn from coroners' inquests into accidents with bows, guns and swords. Steven Gunn 12 Oct 2016
36 The Jenkin Lecture - Engineering Tomorrow's Therapies Professor Constantin Coussios (Magdalen), Professor of Biomedical Engineering, gives the 2016 annual Jenkin Lecture, on 17th September 2016. Constantin Coussios 21 Sep 2016
37 Creative Commons IDEAL and the FDA Regulation, Commissioning, HTA and Policy. Danica Marinac-Dabic 19 Sep 2016
38 Creative Commons Penicillin and the Legacy of Norman Heatley Dr Eric Sidebottom and Professor David Cranston talk about the story of penicillin and the legacy of Norman Heatley (1911 – 2004) who was a member of the team of Oxford University scientists who developed penicillin. Eric Sidebottom, David Cranston 01 Sep 2016
39 'Light' Part 3 - How does sunlight damage DNA? Once we've received our genetic make-up from our parents our genomes are stable, right? What causes mutations in our DNA as we live and grow, and how do our cells repair damage? Catherine Green 03 Aug 2016
40 Big Data and Biomedical Research: Developments and Implications Professor Sir John Bell, Regius Professor of Medicine, University of Oxford, gives a talk for the Green Templeton College 2016 lecture series on big data and biomedical research. Sir John Bell 28 Jul 2016
41 Life, death and astrology in Shakespeare's England Lauren Kassell (Reader in the History of Science and Medicine, Cambridge) gives a talk for the Bodleian libraries. Lauren Kassell 30 Jun 2016
42 'Senses' Part 2 - Getting a feel for surgery How do you train surgeons to do complex surgeries? How do you measure a trainee's progress? How can you accurately simulate the look and feel of surgery? Patrick Garfjeld Roberts 29 Jun 2016
43 The point of qualitative research Prof Aksel Tjora, Professor of Sociology at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, gives a talk for the MSc in Evidence-Based Health Care programme. Aksel Tjora 23 Jun 2016
44 'Land, Sea and Air' Part 3 - What happens when we fly Oxygen levels are slightly lower when you fly on commercial airlines, so what effects does this have on people? Can it cause any problems? Thomas Smith 17 Jun 2016
45 Creative Commons The developmental origins of health and disease: adaptation reconsidered Ian Rickard (Durham) places the origins of the science of health and disease within a framework of evolutionary theory and a medical anthropology perspective (18 January 2016) Ian Rickard 08 Jun 2016
46 Inflammaging and its role in ageing and age-related diseases Cristina Giuliani (Bologna) places inflammaging, and genetics, within an evolutionary perspective. A medical anthropology seminar given on 1 February 2016. Cristina Giuliani 08 Jun 2016
47 Creative Commons Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Charlotte K. Russell (Parent-Infant Sleep Lab, Durham) looks at how evolutionary anthropology and cross-cultural perspectives can have a huge impact on specific healthcare issues such as SIDS (22 February 2016) Charlotte K. Russell 08 Jun 2016
48 The dawn of Darwinian critical care medicine James G. Morgan (Dept of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Leeds General Infirmary) discusses how an evolutionary approach can help one understand medicine, such as adaptive defence mechanisms in the body (8 February 2016) James G. Morgan 08 Jun 2016
49 Creative Commons Maternal capital and offspring development Jonathan Wells (UCL Institute of Child Health) presents an intergenerational perspective on the development origins of health and disease. A medical anthropology seminar given on 29 February 2016. Jonathan Wells 08 Jun 2016
50 'Learning' part 2 - Stimulating learning Can a little electrical stimulation help people learn quicker? And how would technology that does this be used? And why would you want to use this over medicines? Roi Cohen Kadosh 13 May 2016
51 What Makes You Tick? How do you know when it's time to wake up or go to sleep? More powerful than any alarm are your circadian rhythms. Christopher James-Harvey, Stuart Peirson, Russell Foster 12 Apr 2016
52 Personalised Medicine - Joshua Hordern Dr Joshua Hordern discusses personalised medicine Joshua Hordern 06 Apr 2016
53 Medical and psychological issues in the treatment of recurrent miscarriage In this Fertility and Reproduction Seminar, Raj Rai (Imperial College and St Mary's Hospital) discusses the role of clinical trials and ways of addressing the potential exploitation of vulnerable couples, 26 October 2015 Raj Rai 14 Mar 2016
54 Creative Commons Intravenous anaesthesia on Turner's High Street Dr Alessia Pannese explores a painted documentation of a relatively little known event in Oxford local history: the first intravenous anaesthesia during this TORCH Bite-Size talk at the Ashmolean Museum LiveFriday Alessia Pannese 09 Feb 2016
55 'Killers' part 1 - Mosquito genomes and malaria control Can studying Mosquito population genomes help to stop the spread of Malaria? Alistair Miles 15 Dec 2015
56 Creative Commons Writer, doctor and champion of evidence-based medicine, Dr Ben Goldacre (Magdalen, 1992) Dr Ben Goldacre – author of the bestsellers Bad Science and Bad Pharma – dissects what is wrong with modern medicine and argues for better evidence-based medicine in this podcast. Ben Goldacre 17 Nov 2015
57 Creative Commons Medical science needs you! Human clinical trials Clinical trials for vaccines: how they work and what's involved for volunteers. Sean Elias, Natalie Lella 19 Oct 2015
58 Creative Commons How clean is a clean room? Human vaccine manufacture The stringent processes that ensure new vaccines are clinic-ready Sean Elias, Emma Bolan 19 Oct 2015
59 Creative Commons Maladies and mice. Pre-clinical vaccine development Approaches used to target particularly tricky diseases to treat, such as malaria, HIV, Flu and TB. Sean Elias, Lynda Coughlan, Rachel Tanner 19 Oct 2015
60 Creative Commons Why vaccinate? The history and science of vaccination Vaccine origins, science behind how vaccines work and how outbreaks of diseases can occur if vaccination levels drop too low. Sean Elias 19 Oct 2015
61 Creative Commons Theorising with narrative: How careful analysis of stories can help us rise above the ontological desert of ‘behaviour change’ research Professor Trish Greenhalgh gives a talk for the Centre for Evidence Baed Medicine. Trish Greenhalgh 05 Aug 2015
62 Battles for Benefits: Marginalizing Women Veterans in the Medicalization of PTSD Kiley Hunkler presents her Master's work on ‘Battles for Benefits’: Marginalizing Women Veterans in the Medicalization of PTSD'. Kiley Hunkler 22 Jun 2015
63 Archie Cochrane Lecture 2015 : Malaria control; past, present and future Professor Nicholas John White, Professor of Tropical Medicine, University of Oxford and Mahidol University, Physician, John Radcliffe Hospital gives the Archie Cochrane 2015 lecture. Nicholas John White 16 Jun 2015
64 Enteric fever Dr Christiane Dolecek speaks about the research on enteric fever she conducted in Vietman and Nepal Christiane Dolecek 20 May 2015
65 Creative Commons Enteric fever Dr Christiane Dolecek speaks about the research on enteric fever she conducted in Vietman and Nepal. Christiane Dolecek 20 May 2015
66 Genomic Medicine - hype or hope? For the Inaugural Radcliffe Lecture 2014 Professor Hugh Watkins explores the success and limitations of genome sequencing in simple Mendelian diseases and in complex disorders, against the backdrop of his ground breaking research into heart disease. Hugh Watkins 13 Apr 2015
67 'Explosions' part 3 - Health and Big Data Professor Gil McVean explains what Big Data is and how it can be used to better understand and treat complex conditions, such as heart disease and dementia. Gil McVean 30 Mar 2015
68 Creative Commons Oxford and the next-generation of mobile health David Clifton, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, gives a talk for Oxford Martin School. David Clifton 17 Feb 2015
69 Creative Commons Eradicating Hepatitis C and HIV: progress and challenges for the next ten years Dr John Frater, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections and Dr Ellie Barnes, Principal Investigator, Institute for Emerging Infections. Ellie Barnes, John Frater 17 Feb 2015
70 Creative Commons New strategies for disease prevention and management from infancy to old age Professor Terry Dwyer, Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health and Dr Kazem Rahimi, Deputy Director, The George Institute for Global Health. Kazem Rahimi, Terry Dwyer 17 Feb 2015
71 Creative Commons Strategies for vaccines for the 21st century Professor Susan Lea, Professor Christoph Tang, Professor Jeffrey Almond and Dr Ian Feavers discuss strategies for vaccines for the 21st century. Susan Lea, Christoph Tang, Jeffrey Almond, Ian Feavers 17 Feb 2015
72 Creative Commons The history of the obesity epidemic Thorkild Sørensen (University of Copenhagen) gives a talk for the UBVO seminar series on 27th November 2009 Thorkild Sørensen 01 Feb 2015
73 Can we starve tumours? Oxford Chemistry joins Cancer Research UK in the fight for the cure A film produced as part of the Oxford Open Doors 2014, reflecting on some of the exciting cancer research being undertaken in the Oxford Chemistry Department. With Professor Chris Schofield, Oxford University, and Charlotte Richards, Cancer Research UK. Chris Schofield, Charlotte Richards 16 Jan 2015
74 Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit (COMRU) This video introduces COMRU, the Cambodia Oxford Medical Research Unit, a collaboration between the Angkor Hospital for Children and Bangkok-based Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU). Paul Turner, Claudia Turner 16 Dec 2014
75 Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) Filmed in April 2013 at the Shoklo Malaria Research Unit (SMRU) in Mae Sot, and at the Wang Pa Free Clinic and the Mae La refugee camp, this video highlights SMRU's work among Karen and Myanmar refugees, living along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Francis Nosten 16 Dec 2014
76 Mahidol Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit (MORU) Featuring interviews with Professor Nick White, Professor Nick Day, Professor Francois Nosten, Dr Direk Limmathurotsakul and Dr Susie Dunachie. Nick White, Nick Day, Francois Nosten, Direk Limmathurotsakul 16 Dec 2014
77 Creative Commons Microbiology in Thailand Microbiology in Thailand Stuart Blacksell 10 Dec 2014
78 Creative Commons Infectious diseases in South East Asia Infectious diseases in South East Asia Nick Day 10 Dec 2014
79 Creative Commons Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris: Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris 10 Dec 2014
80 Bridget Ogilvie: Women in Science Dame Bridget Ogilvie discusses her life and illustrious scientific career, at The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science series Bridget Ogilvie 10 Dec 2014
81 Creative Commons Ellie Barnes :The long road to success A hepatologist and academic, a wife and a mother of two, Dr Ellie Barnes delighted researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics’ Women in Science talk, held on Wednesday the 20th of November 2013 Ellie Barnes 10 Dec 2014
82 Creative Commons Irene Tracey: Women in Science Irene Tracey is the co-founder and director of the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB) Irene Tracey 10 Dec 2014
83 Rickettsial Disease Rickettsial Disease Daniel Paris 10 Dec 2014
84 Infectious diseases in South East Asia Infectious diseases in South East Asia Nick Day 10 Dec 2014
85 Microbiology in Thailand Microbiology in Thailand Stuart Blacksell 10 Dec 2014
86 Creative Commons From inspiration to publication: bumps along the road (as part of the Postgraduate Programme in Evidence-Based Health Care) Dr Helen Ashdown is a GP and Clinical Researcher in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Helen Ashdown 03 Dec 2014
87 Take jellyfish for headaches: language, print and presentation in early 17th-century medical manuals Professor Peter Kornicki, emeritus professor, Cambridge University, gives a talk for the Nissan Institute for Japanese Studies seminar series. Peter Kornicki 01 Dec 2014
88 McGovern Lecture 2014: John P McGovern and his Oxford Connection: A Biographer's Perspective Dr Bryant Boutwell, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston gives the 2014 McGovern Lecture at Green Templeton College Bryant Boutwell 12 Nov 2014
89 Part 4: A New Age of Drug Discovery You just have to step into your local chemist to see how far medicine has come over the past 100 years. Life changing drugs, which were once unthinkable – like antibiotics, insulin and the contraceptive pill – are now commonplace. Jonathan Webb 05 Nov 2014
90 Part 3: Advanced technology Just over a decade ago the face of British farming changed forever. A devastating outbreak of Foot and Mouth disease led to the enforced slaughter and incineration of over 10 million livestock across the country. Jonathan Webb 05 Nov 2014
91 Hilary Martin We've asked Hilary Martin from Australia why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Hilary Martin 28 Oct 2014
92 Xi Li We've asked Xi Li from China why he decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Xi Li 28 Oct 2014
93 Sarah Dixon-Clarke We've asked Sarah Dixon-Clarke from the UK why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Sarah Dixon-Clarke 28 Oct 2014
94 Min Sun We've asked Min Sun from China why she decided to do a DPhil project in the Nuffield Department of Medicine. Min Sun 28 Oct 2014
95 In Her Footsteps - Ellie Williams Dr Mona Bafadhel interviews Dr Ellie Williams, a post-doctoral researcher in the Structural Genomics Consortium, about her career to date. Mona Bafadhel, Ellie Williams 28 Oct 2014
96 In Her Footsteps - Mona Bafadhel Associate Professor Erika Mancini interviews Dr Mona Bafadhel, a Group Head in Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Chest Physician, about the highlights and challenges of having both a clinical and a research career. Erika Mancini, Mona Bafadhel 28 Oct 2014
97 In Her Footsteps - Erika Mancini Dr Ellie Williams interviews Associate Professor Erika Mancini, a Group Head in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, about her experiences as a woman in science. Erika Mancini, Ellie Williams 28 Oct 2014
98 "Matters of Scale" - Complete Episode The issues of scale are investigated – from how properties change at very small scales, to the vastness of the Universe. Includes parts 1, 2 and 3. Pedro Ferreira, Alan Barr, Sylvia MacLain, Sonia Trigueros 09 Oct 2014
99 "Matters of Scale" Part 3 - Nanomedicine Dr Sonia Trigueros explains how she is using nanotechnologies to create targeted drug delivery systems. Chemotherapy is a particularly harmful treatment, with patients losing their hair and suffering from infections due to damage to their immune systems. Sonia Trigueros, Chris Lintott 08 Oct 2014
100 Why is Oxford Determined to Change the Way We Discover New Medicines? Chas Bountra, a popular speaker at the recent Meeting Minds: Alumni Weekend in Asia, will explain how Oxford is creating a new ecosystem for drug discovery. Chas Bountra 07 Oct 2014