Multimedia Resources for Health Sciences Education
The following Web-based multimedia resources provide
creative and informative examples that can be used for a
variety of educational purposes. Numerous disciplines
from the health sciences are represented including the
areas of medicine, nursing, and pharmacy.
Sites may require QuickTime, Shockwave, and Flash
players to view interactive Web content. If you are
using Internet Explorer 3.0 or above, your browser will
automatically check for and install the latest versions
when you open each movie. If you are using Netscape
Navigator, you may download the players for free and
follow the installation instructions. Shockwave and
Flash are both available at http://www.shockwave.com and
QuickTime at http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/
A unique way to utilize the multimedia capabilities of
the Web to enhance teaching of physical diagnosis. This
site was designed to assist medical students and health
care professionals with learning how to distinguish
between various heart and breath sounds. Using this site
will require a computer equipped with a sound card and
speakers. The site includes a brief introduction to
murmur physiology, an audio listing of systolic murmurs,
and various other sound files. Hosted by the UCLA School
Introduction to Cardiothoracic Imaging
From the Yale University School of Medicine, this site
features a wide variety of imaging techniques, imaging
findings, and case studies to facilitate learning in the
area of cardiothoracic imaging. Labeled images, a
glossary, sound files (such as Transesophageal
echocardiography), useful audio notes, and digital video
all contribute to making this site a valuable resource.
The Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library Knowledge
Weavers Project offers many Web-based learning programs
and resources for health sciences education, including
tutorials on ECGs, multiple sclerosis, and variety of
custom-made animations. Of special note are the
HyperHeart and Neuroantomy animations that require a
Flash player. The site also features a multimedia
catalog of images, illustrations, animations and videos
that may be downloaded and used for educational
Medware Homepage at the University of Cincinnati College
of Medicine features software materials created by
students, for students. A limited but useful number of
Shockwave movies and slides related to the Year I and
Year II medical school curriculum are available.
Whole Brain Atlas
An information resource from Harvard Medical School for
central nervous system imaging which integrates clinical
information with magnetic resonance (MR), x-ray computed
tomography (CT), and nuclear medicine images. Time-lapse
movies provide a tour of brain images. Atlas sections
include Cerebrovascular (stroke), Neoplastic (brain
tumor), Degenerative, and Inflammatory or Infectious
Diseases. Site also highlights the "Top 100 Brain
3D Brain Structures
The three-dimensional anatomy of the human brain containing freely rotatable VR objects of the Brain. Supported by Mednet, a non-profit organization for Managing Information Systems in Europe (MacIS Europe). Requires Shockwave.
Animated American Sign Language
Animated American Sign Language Dictionary was designed to help people learn more about ASL and the Deaf community. Users can select desired words to learn. After the sign loads it will begin to "animate" and will
repeat the sequence four times slowly.
The Cardiovascular Lab Videodisc program presents realistic cardiovascular physiology experiments that traditionally have been conducted by health science students. In recent years many schools have deleted these experiments from their curricula. This program was
designed to provide basic science students with some of the valuable hands-on learning experience of the traditional experiments.
Eye Simulation Page
The purpose of this simulator is to teach medical students and doctors how the eye motion will change with pathology of the eye muscles and cranial nerves and what to look for during a standard neurological eye exam. Requires Shockwave.
Interactive Atlases: Digital Anatomist Project
An on-line information system in anatomy, the goal of which is to provide an "expert" anatomist that can answer queries from diverse Web users, both in the form of symbolic text and in the form of dynamically
generated 3-D scenes.
Health Library Video Collection
View over 40 health videos on this site for the latest from Stanford Medical Center. These titles are about 30-60 minutes long and address common health topics. Requires RealVideo player.