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Health Sciences Classics

by Teresa Gonya
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This is a collection of the Health Sciences Classics Winners from 2002 to 2011

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The Auscultation Assistant

Added 08/11/2011
How can medical and nursing students understand what a heart How can medical and nursing students understand what a heart complication sounds like without actually hearing the sound? The answer is...they can't! This online multimedia resource, created by a doctor at UCLA, provides heart and breath sounds with explanations of their pathologies to help these students improve their physical diagnosis skills. This site has become an integral part of physical examination courses in schools across the country.

Osteoporosis and Bone Physiology

Added 08/11/2011
A perfect resource for healthcare professionals, teachers, and students of any age, this site lays out the key concepts of osteoporosis and bone physiology, which are then explored in detail through this visual and interactive web site. Animations, quizzes, relevant links, images and ease of navigation make this learning tool efficient and award winning.

What's Asthma All About?

Added 08/11/2011
To understand asthma, it is important to know how the body works and reacts. This 3 part movie explains the lungs and respiratory system, what happens during an asthma attack and ways to treat asthma.

Neuroscience for Kids

Added 08/11/2011
Neuroscience for Kids is a collection of information, learning activities, and web links about the nervous system. Basic anatomical and physiological concepts are covered. While some of the information is instructional in nature and directed toward the learner, other areas within the site are targeted more to the teacher, providing examples of “hands-on” learning activities that can be carried out in the classroom. The learning activities are clearly described and would be easy for the teacher to implement. Learners are identified as “kids” however all age groups can learn from the material presented. Most notable, the site is found in 40 personal collections.

Assessing Blood Pressure

Added 08/11/2011
This learning module presents the proper technique and common errors associated with assessment of blood pressure. The information is targeted at new learners in the clinical and health sciences and can serve as a review for current practitioners. The program includes audio of blood pressure sounds, interactive simulations, and self-assessment tools.

Outbreak at Watersedge- A Public Health discovery game.

Added 08/11/2011
The site is an interactive game.The game shows a variety of people involved in halting an outbreak and only the intern can save them! The players receive case files, maps, visit locations, take samples and draw conclusions. Players not only try to solve the case, but learn about public health careers.A teachers guide and related links are included. (On the MERLOT Material Detail page, click on the link to the author's video)


Added 08/11/2011
This interactive learning resource provides an introduction to chemicals and environmental health risks that we face in our everyday lives. It includes a variety of neighborhoods that range from the city to rural areas. It also includes the US-Mexico border and is available in both English and Spanish. It includes teaching resources such as classroom activities, interactive resources, and careers
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