Stanford Mini Med School

Stanford Mini Med School is a series arranged and directed by Stanford's School of Medicine, and presented by the Stanford Continuing Studies program. Featuring more than thirty distinguished, faculty, scientists and physicians from Stanford's medical school, the series offers students a dynamic introduction to the world of human biology, health and disease, and the groundbreaking changes taking place in medical research and health care. Created by Stanford.

Average Course Length

60 hours

Skill Level


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1: The Physician in Modern Society
2: The 3 Rs of DNA: Molecules to Medicine
3: Stem Cells & Tissue Regeneration
4: Insights Into the Brain of an Autistic Child
5: Genomics and Personalized Medicine
6: The World Within Us: Microbes That Help and Harm
7: Influenza Viruses and Pandemics
8: The World Outside: A Changing Environment and How It Affects Us
9: Healthcare and Health Reform (November 17, 2009)
10: Global Health Challenges in the 21st Century
11: How Technology Gives Insight into Human Anatomy and Disease
12: The Developing Heart in Health and Disease
13: Vascular Disorders of the Central Nervous System
14: Seeing Is Believing
15: Sounds and Senses: How We Hear and When We Don't
16: Breathing, Wheezing and Gasping for Air: Our Respiratory System
17: How the Gastrointestinal System Works and Goes Awry
18: The "Brilliant" Kidney
19: Learning and Memory: How it Works and When it Fails
20: Mind-Body Interactions