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  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • Harvard Extension School's Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II

    zero stars

    It is very expensive and requires high speed internet. Additionally, it is based on a semester schedule and requires registration.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

    1 star

    This course is not free and the content is not at the medical school level. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • My Brain Notes for Medical Students

    zero stars

    This resource is an iPad app, and is not comprehensive enough for neurophysiology. It does not cover the basics (action potentials) and jumps straight into larger organ systems. We could not get the links for the videos to work on the website. The website looks outdated and some of the flash graphics are poorly executed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • UC Berkeley Extension Introduction to Human Physiology

    zero stars

    This resource is expensive and there is no trial version available to evaluate the content.

  • Universal Class: Anatomy and Physiology 101

    zero stars

    This resource does not appear to be at the medical student level. It does seem to be a full, self-paced course and offers a certificate of continuing education upon completion. It is not free and would not replace any portion of an anatomy course.

  • University of New England's Medical Biochemistry

    2 stars

    The course appears to be comprehensive, but without being able to access any sample material, it is difficult to assess the quality. The resource is very expensive and requires a constant and stable internet connection.

  • University of Toronto's Basic Human Physiology

    1 star

    This resource is a complete, detailed course that stands on its own. However, it is expensive and based on a semester schedule. It also requires reliable high speed internet and other programs to run smoothly.

  • Visible Body

    3 stars

    This resource provides various apps, videos, and downloadable programs with detailed 3D computer graphics of anatomy structures. The visuals are clean, detailed, interactive, and up to a medical student’s level. However, there are no corresponding lectures, there are no quizzes/exams, and no textbook material is provided. 

  • Visual Histology

    2 stars

    This resource is very expensive, but the information is detailed and comprehensive. It could be used by an institution to supplement the lecture component of a histology course.