Mini-Medical School Open to Community Members

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February 08, 2019 | Downers Grove, IL

Learn more about current topics in healthcare at Midwestern University's Mini-Medical School. The Mini-Medical School is a four-week medical education program open to community members (adult, college, and high school students). The program is designed for people who want to learn more about topics taught in the professional healthcare programs at Midwestern University. The Mini-Medical School will be held on Mondays from 6:30 to 8:15 PM on February 25, March 4, March 11, and March 18. All sessions will be held at the University's campus located at 555 31st Street, Downers Grove, IL. 

A Midwestern University faculty member or student will present each session. The University is the home of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Chicago College of Pharmacy, the College of Health Sciences, the College of Dental Medicine-Illinois, the Chicago College of Optometry, and the College of Graduate Studies. The cost of the entire program is $25; a single session is $10. Topics to be covered include:

  • Forensic Anthropology and Archaeology - When forensic anthropologists and archaeologists find unidentified remains they must rely on osteological methods to assess an individual's age at death and biological sex. In this lecture, learn about the growth and development of the human dentition and long bones and how that information is used to determine the age at death. 
  • Mobile Device Use, Neck Pain and All Things Dizzy - Physical therapists treat individuals with movement dysfunction across the lifespan. This two-part presentation will discuss how mobile device use may predispose an individual to postural dysfunction and pain, and how inner ear dysfunction (vestibular system) may lead to dizziness/imbalance.   
  • Occupational Therapy: Living Life to its Fullest - The occupational therapy profession helps people of all ages to do the things they want and need to do. Occupational therapy practitioners collaborate with people to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health and prevent, or live better, with injury, illness, or disability.

Individuals interested in attending the Mini-Medical School can register by or by calling 630-515-7421or visiting the program's website.

A complete schedule of speakers and topics is available on the website. Please e-mail questions to minimed@midwestern.edu.