Lab

  • Human Histology by Professor Gopalakrishnakone

    zero stars

    This app is not free, and some of the images have either poor or no explanations. It is not comprehensive and has little educational value. 

  • University of Wisconsin Histology Website Resources

    4 stars

    The video components of this resource could replace the lab component of a histology course, but students would still need a lecture component. The videos provide a guided instruction through the laboratory component of a histology course. Students would need to visit another site in order to do self-directed virtual microscopy in order to fully learn this material. 

  • Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

    4 stars

    This resource provides excellent, detailed videos of real cadaver demonstrations, with clear narrations and verbal labeling. The content is at a medical student level. It is also available in DVD, a great option for areas with low bandwidth or unstable internet. However, it is not free, there are no written labels, and it lacks the structure of an Anatomy lecture or lab, providing no quizzes/exams and no corresponding text book. For these reasons we give this resource 4 out of 5 stars.

  • BrainStorm

    2 stars

    This resource is complete, detailed, includes a full brain atlas, and could supplement the laboratory component of a neuroanatomy course. However, it is not free and we were unable to fully evaluate the resource. 

  • Brown's Digital Pathology

    3 stars

    While this online atlas is free and includes a variety of pictures, it does not include any videos, teaching material, or testing material, and therefore cannot substitute a pathology lab course. The slide bank could be used to help faculty create lecture material.

  • Georgetown University's Anatomy Videos

    4 stars

    This free resource features videos of cadaver dissections. The videos are comprehensive for an Anatomy Lab, and the topics are well organized. QuickTime is necessary to stream the videos, which may be a problem in areas with low bandwidth. Also, at times the videos are slightly blurry. For a school without a cadaver lab, these dissections would be very useful. However, without a lab schedule or evaluation method, this could not fully replace an Anatomy Lab.

  • Histology and Virtual Microscopy Learning Resources

    3 stars

    This resource could be used as an independent study guide, or as student self-evaluation through quizzes. With instructor guidance, this could also supplement the laboratory portion of a histology course. The images are very high quality, although they load slowly. The images do not have labels, but the accompanying text with each slide is very helpful. The picture and content are not on the same webpage, requiring students to move back and forth between the pages. 

  • Histology at Southern Illinois University

    3 stars

    This resource could be used as a learning supplement for students, and could potentially replace the laboratory component of a histology course. It features excellent graphics that are clearly labeled. The website is a bit confusing to navigate, requiring many clicks to get to the finer details. 

  • Histology Podcasts by Dr. Paul Monaco

    2 stars

    This resource is an iOS App, requiring an Apple device. It is not comprehensive, but has lectures and labs for the majority of a histology course.

  • Illinois Histology

    3 stars

    Even without lectures and exams, the atlas, slide sets, and lab materials available in this resource are excellent supplements for a histology course. The lab component is particularly usefel, with step-by-step written instructions on how to run each lab. The lab component could entirely replace a histology lab. 

  • Indiana University's Pathology Slides

    5 stars

    Although this could not replace an entire Pathology course, we give it a full 5 stars for the excellent slide bank and clinical cases. There are quizzes for each topic that are also very helpful for students. Access to the course lecture videos and student handouts is blocked, but if access was granted this has potential to replace a Pathology course. 

  • Interactive Neuroanatomy Atlas

    2 stars

    This interactive atlas is an excellent study guide for the laboratory component of a neuroanatomy course. The pictures are well-labeled and color-coded by system. It does not have practice test questions or detailed explanations of the structures. There are also no video dissections.

  • LUMEN Histology

    1 star

    This resource provides an extensive series of microscopic images with brief descriptions. The images are not high quality. The virtual Histology compoemet (Zoomified) does simulate an actual lab, but lacks descriptions or labels, requiring a Histology faculty instructor.

  • MacAnatomy

    5 stars

    The website provides a free comprehensive library of voice-over PowerPoint anatomy lecture videos as well as a You Tube channel with cadaver dissections. The content is at the medical student level and the lectures are very clear and straightforward. We found the clinical cases discussed during the lectures especially useful.  The anatomy lab videos are no longer available on the MacAnatomy website; however, all cadaver dissections can be accessed through their public YouTube channel. We see the potential this has as a stand-alone course in anatomy; however it lacks a course schedule, lab assignments, and testing material.

  • MedPics UCSD

    3 stars

    This resource offers slides with good descriptions and labels that are easy to learn from. The resource does not have quizzes. Students can self-evaluate, but would likely need to pair this resource with other text-focused resources. It could be used to replace the lab portion of a histology course.

  • Microanatomy Web Atlas

    1 star

    This resource contains a vareity of pictures, exams, and study guides, but will need to be supplemented with a lab book for effective learning.

  • Online Guided Gross Anatomy Dissector

    3 stars

    This website offers a comprehensive anatomy lab course with detailed videos and pictures. The interactive flashcards provide a great study tool for students. However, this could not be used to replace an entire standard anatomy course. A year subscription is required to access all the lessons.

  • Pathology Atlas of Gross and Microscopic Images

    3 stars

    This resource might be used as self-study materials for students. It does not have any videos or testing material. However, it is free and includes good pictures with interactive labels.

  • Shotgun Histology

    2 stars

    This video series serves as a review for information learned in a histology laboratory. They are not detailed enough to be utilized as a primary resource.

  • Temple University Histology Web Labs

    1 star

    Due to the lack of detail in the slides. the lack of a zooming function, and the lack of a download option, the presentations are not useful to either students or faculty. However, the slides are free and the content could be used as an outline for a potential presentation.