National Taiwan University
Pioneers of Medicine and Medical Breakthroughs in Taiwan
National Taiwan University

Pioneers of Medicine and Medical Breakthroughs in Taiwan

Taught in English

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

倪衍玄 Yen-Hsuan Ni
陳益祥 Yih-Sharng Chen
蔡孟昆 Meng-Kun Tsai

Instructors: 倪衍玄 Yen-Hsuan Ni

Intermediate level

Recommended experience

9 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
Flexible schedule
Learn at your own pace

What you'll learn

  • Recognize the basics of Hepatitis B, chronic kidney disease and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation

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There are 7 modules in this course

Welcome to Pioneers of Medicine and Medical Breakthroughs in Taiwan!

What's included

1 video2 readings

Many of us have received Hepatitis B vaccine in our earlier life and perhaps some of you have just received a booster shot recently. However, do you know why we should receive the Hepatitis B vaccine? Although the vaccine can prevent the contraction of hepatitis B virus, there are still many HBV carriers all around the world. Thus, the treatment of Hepatitis B should also be sought to improve the outcome of the patients. In this lesson, you will learn about how the vaccine changed the fate of many people and what antiviral treatments are available for hepatitis B.

What's included

10 videos1 reading1 quiz

The Hepatitis B immunization program has been a success in Taiwan. Since the implementation of the vaccination program, the prevalence and incidence of Hepatitis B have dropped significantly. In order to optimize the protection against Hepatitis B, the government has to prevent the transmission of the virus. One route of transmission is the vertical transmission, which is mother-to-child transmission. If a pregnant woman is a hepatitis B carrier, will the infant be infected too? What can we do to prevent vertical transmission? In this lesson, pediatrician Dr. Chang will talk about the strategy to tackle this problem.

What's included

4 videos1 quiz

Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is very common in Taiwan. With the progression of CKD, the patient will reach the final stage of the disease, which is called End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Most patients with ESRD will have to receive dialysis to substitute for their failing kidney. The prevalence of dialysis in Taiwan is among the top in the world due to its health care policy. In this talk, nephrologist Dr. Chao will give you an insight about end-stage renal disease and its management.

What's included

15 videos1 reading1 quiz

End-stage renal disease (ESRD) is the final stage of chronic kidney disease. It means that the kidney can no longer function on their own. At this point, interventions must be done to help the failing kidney. In this lesson, you will learn about the role of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis and kidney transplantation in ESRD, which have saved many lives. In this talk, Prof. Tsai, an experienced and skillful renal transplant surgeon, will also share his experience in living-related renal transplantation in National Taiwan University Hospital.

What's included

15 videos1 reading1 quiz

Basic life support has been a critical skill for everyone when facing emergency. Nowadays with the progression of modern medicine, we can actually save a patient without heart or lung! Through this lesson, you are going to take a glimpse on how ECMO (Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) works, and those real cases saved by the use of this machine. At the same time, ECPR (Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation) developed by NTUH (National Taiwan university hospital) will also give you the new concept of resuscitation, and you are sure to better understand how doctors save severe patients through these incredible ways.

What's included

7 videos1 quiz

What's included

1 video1 peer review

Instructors

倪衍玄 Yen-Hsuan Ni
National Taiwan University
1 Course1,143 learners
陳益祥 Yih-Sharng Chen
National Taiwan University
1 Course1,143 learners
蔡孟昆 Meng-Kun Tsai
National Taiwan University
1 Course1,143 learners

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