Neil John Maclean Health Sciences Library, University of
Manitoba Libraries, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Internet for Health
The World Wide Web facilitates interactive learning with the use of multimedia. The sites below cover how the Internet is used as a medium for delivering:
There are several good Internet sites that provide interactive patient simulations. These sites address the importance of developing the ability to diagnose illness quickly and accurately.
The Interactive Patient
University of Colorado Medical Rounds
Material relating to medical education is increasingly made available on the Internet, as a result, traditional learning patterns and practices are changing. Lecture notes are now being published on the Internet for students to peruse at a more convenient time. Below are examples of educational material available on the Internet:
Online Course in Medical Bacteriology
The Virtual Hospital
Pediatric Airway Diseases: a multimedia textbook
Virtual Medical Centre
Multimedia Medical Reference Library
These Internet sites go beyond read-only hypertext tutorials.
Principles of Protein Structure - Birbeck College
This is a fee-based credit course on sequence analysis that includes work assignments, self-assessment exercises and tutorials that are conducted through e-mail and virtual reality discussion forums, such as BioMOO.
The MedWeb server can be used to read and answer a series of examination-type questions. When the test is completed and you click on the 'Mark' button, and within a few minutes the results are e-mailed to you.
United Medical and Dental Schools Radiology (UMDS) Teaching File
This site is intended to provide educational material for all radiologists in training.
See also Virtual Hospital
BioMOO is a text and image-based virtual reality system for all members of the international biology community.
Health professionals with a specific interest in genome information will find the GenomeMoo a valuable source of information.
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Content last updated: June 20, 1999
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