SC 214: Topics in Medicine


Four topics will be covered in this class including; Hypertension, Heart Failure, Antibiotic Resistance, and PTSD. UC Irvine Medical Center continues to support OLLI with several offerings this semester, including: Topics in Genetics, Topics on the Aging Mind, and this class, Topics in Medicine. Don’t miss our other medical related lectures this semester.

 Tuesday, May 9: The Current Hype on Hypertension

Dr. Wong will assess the importance of early diagnosis and intensive management options, recommend individualized pharmacological treatments and lifestyle changes, review the risk factors associated with cardiovascular, stroke and kidney failure, and examine the strategies to enhance patient treatment adherence.

Presenter: Nathan Wong, Ph.D. Professor and Director, Heart Disease Prevention Program, Division of Cardiology, UC Irvine.

Class Presentation: Current Hype on Hypertension May 2017

Tuesday, May 16: Heart Failure Diagnostic and Management

Ms. DeMichelis will define heart failure, describe expected clinical assessment findings for patients with heart failure, describe the nonpharmacological therapies for management of heart failure, and define expected outcomes for therapeutic management of patients with heart failure.

Presenter: Nathalie DeMichelis, RN, Cardiovascular Program Manager, UC Irvine Medical Center

Class Presentation:  Heart Failure 5-16-17

Tuesday, June 6: Antibiotic Resistance

It has become increasingly difficult to effectively treat infections as bacteria have evolved to become more resistant to available antibiotics. We will talk about some of the strategies being used to delay more widespread evolution of antibiotic resistance.

Presenter: Jerry Florman, Pharmacist.


Tuesday, June 6: PTSD

Although PTSD is a relatively new concept, societal and the medical community’s opinion of the causes and effects of trauma have evolved greatly. Historical and current treatment overview of PTSD will be presented.

Presenter: Yves Newmen, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

Class Presentation: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Developer: Marj Besemer


Tuesdays, May 9 and 16, and June 6

10:00 AM – 12:00 Noon


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