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SCI 84 — Everything You Should Know about Menopause: From Peri to Post

Quarter: Summer
Instructor(s): Tobi Schmidt
Duration: 5 weeks
Format/Location: Live Online
Date(s): Jul 11—Aug 8
Class Recording Available: Yes
Class Meeting Day: Thursdays
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
Class Meeting Time: 7:00—8:30 pm (PT)
Tuition: $325
   
Refund Deadline: Jul 13
 
Unit(s): 0
   
Enrollment Limit: 55
  
Status: Open
 
Quarter: Summer
Day: Thursdays
Duration: 5 weeks
Time: 7:00—8:30 pm (PT)
Date(s): Jul 11—Aug 8
Unit(s): 0
Format/Location: Live Online
 
Tuition: $325
 
Refund Deadline: Jul 13
 
Instructor(s): Tobi Schmidt
 
Grade Restriction: NGR only; no credit/letter grade
 
Enrollment Limit: 55
 
Recording Available: Yes
 
Status: Open
 
Women’s health issues—particularly those related to menopause—have historically not received as much attention in medical education as other health concerns. As a result, women often report feeling unprepared and unsupported as they navigate profound changes that can negatively impact their health and quality of life. It doesn’t need to be this way. This course is a transformative step toward breaking these barriers, offering in-depth, scientifically informed insights into a woman's body during this significant phase of life.

The course will begin by exploring the basic biology behind the menopausal transition. Students will gain an essential understanding of the pivotal role of sex hormones in health and menopause, the bodily changes that begin in perimenopause and continue through menopause, and effective approaches to alleviate common menopausal symptoms, including an in-depth review of hormone replacement therapy and new drugs. Together, we will also address crucial health considerations, such as strategies to mitigate risks related to heart disease and dementia, and delve into the impact of menopause on metabolism, immune function, and gut microbiota. Students will leave the course with valuable insights, community support, and a series of practical tools that can help women and their families confidently understand and embrace this natural life transition.

TOBI SCHMIDT
Immunologist; Personal Health Educator

Tobi Schmidt works in the field of inflammation and immune health. She has studied and researched human disease to understand human health for over two decades, including leading research into the treatment of cancers, autoimmune disorders, infections, and lifestyle- and age-related chronic diseases. Schmidt received a PhD from Stanford Medicine's Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.