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Accessing Films on Demand Database
To access the videos listed on this page, you may need to do the following:
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- Go to the library's main page at http://www.ctcd.edu/academics/library.
- Click on the Databases button.
- On the Databases page, click on General Resources.
- Scroll down to, and click on Films on Demand.
- Follow the Database Log-In instructions.
- Wait for the database to finish loading.
- Once the database is fully loaded, close the window or tab.
- Click on any of the videos listed on this page to view.
The videos listed here are segments from larger films. When each segment is brought up, the complete listing of segments will be available. Also, each video has a transcript that can be followed along as the item is being viewed. Transcripts are available for download as PDF files.
Hospital Laboratory Personnel
Hematology collection teams set out early in the morning to draw blood from patients, providing the first contact of the day for many patients.
Clinical Lab Technician: Phlebotomist
The phlebotomist draws blood from patients. This job requires good people skills. Hospitals and technical schools offer training programs for this career choice.
The Immune System
This program examines how the human immune system defends the body against disease-causing invaders—and how in some cases its antigen-fighting capabilities can be turned against the bodily cells it protects. Topics include the elements of the immune system, passive barrier defenses and nonspecific reactive responses, the humoral immune response and its associated antibodies, and the process of cell-mediated immunity. The program also addresses the importance of vaccines, the mechanics of allergies and autoimmune diseases, and advances in the field of immunology. A viewable/printable instructor’s guide is available online. A Films for the Humanities & Sciences Production. A part of the series The Human Body: How It Works. (22 minutes)
Clinical Lab Technician: Cytotechnologist
Many medical technicians work in tandem with physicians to help detect, diagnose, and treat diseases. Cytotechnologists prepare human cells on slides and then examine them. A bachelor's degree in medical technology is required as well as successful completion.
Clinical Lab Technician: Histologist
A histologic technician uses instruments to study tissue through staining, sectioning, or other methods. This job requires successful completion of a hospital certification program, and/or an associate's or bachelor's degree.
Edward Jenner lived and worked in a country home in Berkeley, Gloucestershire. He is credited as the father of immunology. His paper about the cure for cowpox is thought to have saved more lives than any other medicine publication.