Dr. Matt and Dr. Mike's Medical Podcast

Dr. Matt and Dr. Mike's Medical Podcast


Dr Matt and Dr Mike are University lecturers and researchers who love discussing the anatomy and physiology of various human systems and explore important clinical correlates.


Episode 11 - The Glomerulus & Glomerular filtration rate  

The Glomerulus (meaning ball of yarn) is a capillary network in the kidneys that decides what gets filtered from the blood into urine.Our kidneys need to filter 120mL per minute (or 180L per day) of blood in order to maintain the appropriate amount of salts, pH, waste, and other components in the blood. If this membrane is damaged or disrupted, patient health can rapidly decline.
What is the glomerulus? How does it work? How can it be damaged? What are some diseases of the glomerulus?

Episode 10 - Renin Angiotensin Aldosterone System (RAAS)  

Did you know that our kidneys control our blood pressure? It does this so it can continually create 180 litres of filtered blood every day to keep us healthy!
The system that the kidneys use to control blood pressure is called the renin angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) - it's a big name but easy to learn!
Many patients with hypertension manage their blood pressure by taking medications that act upon this system!
Join Dr. Matt & Dr. Mike in this episode to explore this clinically important system! 

Episode 9 - The kidneys  

What came first, the kidney or the bean?? In this episode, Dr Matt meets Dr Mike's best friend, Zac Nephron and they explore the anatomy and physiology of the kidneys in preparation for their upcoming episodes on how the kidneys filter and the Nephron!! 

Episode 8 - The Liver  

Why is our poo brown? What is Jaundice and why do people with Jaundice turn yellow?
This episode has A LOT of information!!
In this episode, Dr. Matt talks about the embryological origins of the liver and gross anatomy, while Dr. Mike talks about the function of the liver and its diverse role/s in metabolism, protein synthesis, hormone production, storage, blah, blah blah!! This episode has A LOT of information!!

Episode 7 - Digestive System / Gastrointestinal tract  

Coprophagia, belly-flopping koala's, why the appendix IS useful, fecal transplants, and a general medical examination of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus.

Episode 6 - Diabetes Mellitus  

Dr Mike tastes diabetic urine and Dr Matt explains how the old definitions of type 1 and type 2 diabetes are no longer relevant. 

Episode 5 - Ventilation perfusion (VQ) coupling  

Dr Matt and Dr Mike explore the clinical importance of matching alveolar ventilation with pulmonary blood flow.  

Episode 4 - Gas Exchange  

How do we exchange gases with our blood? In this episode Dr Matt and Dr Mike examine how we bring gases into our lungs from the atmosphere and how we exchange gases with our blood.

Episode 3 - The Respiratory Tract  

Dr Matt and Dr Mike continue their journey through the body systems. This week they explore the functional anatomy of the respiratory tract, beginning at the nose and finishing inside the lungs.

Episode 2 - Blood Pressure (Hypertension)  

In episode 2, Dr Matt and Mr Mike discuss what blood pressure is and the pathophysiology of hypertension.

Episode 1 - The Cardiovascular System  

Welcome to episode 1 of Dr Matt and Dr Mike's Medical Podcast!! 
In this episode discuss the functional anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, while introducing some important clinical correlates.

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