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Mobile Resources for Health: Instruction and Education-related Apps

Apps for Instructors/Teachers

 Learning Catalytics

Learning Catalytics is an interactive systems for instructor/student communication within the classroom setting.  Students can answer questions on their mobile device, instructors can assign students to groups, and more.  This is a web-based system available on mobile devices and laptops.  It is free to instructors but has a monthly or yearly fee for student use.

 

drawMD

This suite of drawing apps is designed for physicians and other healthcare providers to use in explaining medical procedures and concepts to patients.  Separate apps are available for each of the following specialties: anesthesia, breast health, cardiology, ENT, female pelvic surgery, general surgery, OB/GYN,ophthalmology, orthopedics, pediatrics, thoracic surgery, transplant surgery, urology, and vascular surgery. Available for iPad.

 

 CASP

The CASP app offers a convenient way to critically appraise the medical literature, based on CASP (the Critical Appraisal Skills Programme from Oxford) templates.

Apps for Learners/Students

Mental Case

Mental Case is a flashcard app that allows for embedding of images and videos.  It is available for iOS and Mac.

 

 StudyBlue

This flashcard app also allows for embedding images and videos.  Free and paid versions available - paid version allows use of other users' content. Available for iOS and Android.

 

 Quizlet

Create flashcards, quizzes, and other study tools. Available for iOS and Android.

 

Visual Anatomy/Visual Anatomy Free

Interactive anatomy modules useful students.  Available for iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows.

 

Embryo

From the National Library of Medicine this app is a result of a collaboration with the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Development, LSU's  Virtual Human Embryo Project and the National Museum of Health and Medicine's Human Developmental Anatomy Center.  It includes videos of human fertilization, photo micrographs of early stage development and 3D images.  It also includes a pregnancy calculator.  

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