Lecture

  • 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.

  • Basic Human Pathology: Part I and II

    2 stars

    This series of PowerPoint slides in a PDF format is free and well organized. However, the website does not have any videos, testing material or any other interactive features. Also many of the slides are missing key pictures, so the content is not comprehensive. It does not offer any additional information, apart from the content on the slides.

  • Biochemistry Online

    1 star

    This resource focuses on the main topics of biochemistry, but lacks the detail required for a medical school course. This could be used as a supplemental resource for clarification or research on a biochemistry topic. The website is not easy to navigate and content is inconsistent.

  • Biochemistry Online: An Approach Based on Chemical Logic

    zero stars

    This resource is not comprehensive, and could only be used as review material. The teaching approach used could not be easily adapted to the biochemistry courses taught in most medical schools.

  • Biochemistry with a Medical Perspective

    2 stars

    This resource is too expensive to serve as a viable option to replace any portion of a biochemistry course. It seems to be a comprehensive, independent course, and it offers a Letter of Completion and a Grade Report upon completion. While the content level could not be fully evaluated, the materials seem sufficient for medical students based on the table of contents. It is also based on a fixed semester time schedule. 

  • Digital Pathology Virtual Microscope Slides for Hematology with Online Database

    zero stars

    This resource is expensive and content evaluation was limited to the trial version. Because of the cost and the fact that the material is limited to hematopatholgy this would not be a useful resource for faculty or students.

  • Florida International's General Biochemistry

    5 stars

    This resource is our top recommendation for the subject of Biochemistry, and the closest we have come to replacing an entire course. This is a full course with audio synchronized PowerPoint slides. The content is complete, comprehensive, and at the medical student level. Students can take notes on each slide as needed, and the play speed is adjustable. There are also practice exams and answer keys.

  • Fundamentals of Biochemistry

    4 stars

    This resource is a website of organized video lectures that could replace a biochemistry course. It is complete, detailed and stands on its own. The quality of the videos is not excellent, and the lecture style is not interactive and dynamic. However, this is a comprehensive course and, if combined with a good textbook, could replace a biochemistry course.

  • General Human Anatomy, UC Berkeley Course

    1 star

    This resource is a full course covering general human anatomy, and provides letures from very knowledgeable professor with a clear speaking voice. Although the lecturer is entertaining, the lack of pictures and diagrams prevents this resource from supplementing or replacing any standard anatomy lecture course. The video quality at times is poor and blurry, making it hard to read the hand drawn charts and diagrams that are being projected in the classroom. The lectures are easily accessible and free to the public on YouTube. 

  • Get Body Smart

    1 star

    This material is too basic to be used for a medical school anatomy course. It could be used to prepare students for their first anatomy course. 

  • Histology Learning System Boston University

    1 star

    This resource has  some helpful schematic charts, and could be used to help clarify difficult concepts in histology. However, without detailed images or comprehensive content, this resource could not replace any part of a histology course.

  • 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.

  • Human Biochemistry

    zero stars

    This resource is expensive and uses out-dated technology. Without a sample video to demo, it is hard to evaluate the usefulness of the content. It adds little to a standard course and likely does not significantly reduce faculty time. 

  • Instant Anatomy

    3 stars

    This resource provides PowerPoint lectures with voice-over. The lectures are clear and easy to follow; however, the topics are disorganized and not comprehensive. It could be used as an supplement to lectures, but it could not replace all of the necessary didactics of an anatomy course. Very few of the topics are available for free. A monthly subscription is necessary for full access to all topics. 

  • 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.

  • Michigan eHistology: A SecondLook Series

    1 star

    This resource is a mobile application for iOS and Android mobile devices. It provides a series of histology slides. Answers are not explained and you cannot enter, or record, your responses onto the app. It could not replace the lecture or lab component of a histology course. 

  • Oregon State's Biochemistry YouTube Lecture Series

    1 star

    This resource is a free lecture series, but the quality of the videos is too poor to replace any portion of a biochemistry course.

  • 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.

  • The Great Courses - Understanding the Human Body

    2 stars

    This resource is not up to medical school standards, and is very expensive. However, the videos are clear, detailed, and well organized. There are also available on DVD, eliminating the need for fast internet speeds for streaming or downloading. If viewed before starting a medical school anatomy course, this could help prepare students for the course. It could not replace the didactic or laboratory components of a standard medical school anatomy course.

  • The Internet Pathology Laboratory for Medical Education

    4 stars

    This resource is a free with images, explanations, and interactive exams. The content on the website is easy to navigate and well organized. It could be a significant aid to faculty teaching, and students learning, pathology. This could not replace any portion of a lab.