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Boundless Anatomy and Physiology

This is a comprehensive text covering topics ranging from the human body organ systems, immunology, human development, reproduction, nutrition, metabolism, disorders and aging of organ systems.

Principles of Pharmacology: Study Guide

This text was created by a professor at the University of University of Minnesota’s Department of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology. This text is a succinct guide of fundamental pharmacology topics such as; drug receptor interactions, classification of receptors, responses to stimulation, signal transductions, and autonomic nervous system.

Includes: Flowcharts and related scientific terminology charts

Vital Sign Measurement Across the Lifespan, 2nd Canadian ed

The purpose of this textbook is to help learners develop best practices in vital sign measurement. Using a multi-media approach, it will provide opportunities to read about, observe, practice, and test vital sign measurement.

Includes: Videos, problem sets, solutions, interactive activities, flowcharts

Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care

This resource was produced in British Columbia. This text serves a supplementary resources for information about how to perform clinical procedures. The format of the text includes video demonstrations, flowcharts, and checklists to ensure high compliance to protocol. The topics covered include: infection control, patient assessment, patient positioning, wound care, oxygen therapy, medication administration and tubal attachments. Reviews are available.

Includes: Critical thinking exercises, flowcharts, video demonstrations, glossary

The Complete Subjective Health Assessment

This Canadian textbook deconstructs the categories of the complete subjective health assessment, providing learners with explanations and examples of what constitutes relevant subjective data. This textbook provides an opportunity to learn how to respond to normal, abnormal, and critical findings when completing a complete subjective health assessment. Reviews are available.

Includes: Quiz, glossary, flowcharts

Multi-Course Case Studies in Health Sciences

While not specific to medicine, this resource is a collection of interconnected multidisciplinary case studies. They have been designed to be used in multiple undergraduate courses so that students can return to them over time from different perspectives and with increasing complexity.

Includes: Family tree, resources for each case study

Health Case Studies

This resource was produced in British Columbia. It features 8 case studies on a variety of health conditions at various time points. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice in healthcare setting. Reviews are available.

Includes: Case studies

Functional Neuroanatomy

This website from UBC includes illustrations, MRI scans, and 3D reconstructions designed to introduce students to functional neuroanatomy.

Northern and Indigenous Health and Healthcare

This resource has been created by the University of the Arctic Northern Nursing Education Network (NNEN) which includes twelve nursing schools in Canada, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, and Russia. It is meant to fill the gap of northern and Indigenous health care needs. It provides content on health and health care from a northern perspective for the growing number of health professionals being educated in northern communities. It focuses on community health, social Determinants and structural Impacts on northern and Indigenous health, culture and health, innovations in northern healthcare, and professional practice in northern and Indigenous communities.

Includes: Reflection questions, case studies

Vaccine Practice for Health Professionals: 1st Canadian Edition

This text was created by Ryerson University. It is intended to guide best practices in vaccine delivery in Canada. This textbook provides information related to clinical practice, including the administration of vaccines, and communication with clients.

Includes: Videos, case studies, practice questions, glossary, figures

Undergraduate Diagnostic Imaging Fundamentals

This resource was created by the University of Saskatchewan. It focuses on the principles of viewing and analysing radiology based medical imaging. This textbook contains both normal images and images with different abnormalities or disease.

Includes: Case studies, images, online resources

Public Health Ethics: Cases Spanning the Globe

This resource has been contributed to by international institutions including Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). It covers what public health is, ethics, and public health decision making. Reviews are available.

Foundations of Epidemiology

This book is intended to provide a basic introduction to epidemiologic methods and epidemiologic thinking. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning objectives, abbreviations lists, glossary, summaries

LGBTQ+ Healthcare: Your Guide to Building an Inclusive Practice

This module presents case studies from LGBTQ+ health interactions to assist practitioners in understanding how to approach healthcare with this community.

LibreTexts Medicine

This wide-ranging collection includes open textbooks, assignments, and other materials relevant to medicine.

Basic Cell and Molecular Biology: What We Know & How We Found Out, 4th Ed.

This textbook provides an overview of cell and molecular biology. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning objectives, videos, annotations

Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students

Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students is an undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This USMLE-aligned text is designed for a course in first-year undergraduate medical course that is delivered typically before students start to explore systems physiology and pathophysiology.

Principles of Nutrition Textbook, 2nd Ed.

This textbook discusses aspects of nutrition, including both macro- and micronutrients as well as nutrition throughout the lifespan.

Includes: Videos, links

Cancer Concepts: A Guidebook for the Non-Oncologist

Topics in this guide include the biological basis of oncology, principles of therapy, and organ-specific cancers.

Includes: Summary and key points, thought questions, glossary

Health Promotion in Health Care: Vital Theories and Research

This open access book first discusses the theory of health promotion and vital concepts. It then presents updated evidence-based health promotion approaches in different populations (people with chronic diseases, cancer, heart failure, dementia, mental disorders, long-term ICU patients, elderly individuals, families with newborn babies, palliative care patients) and examines different health promotion approaches integrated into primary care services.

Organising care around patients: Stories from the frontline of the NHS

This open access book covers patient-centred healthcare by listening closely to those at the frontline. It provides accounts from patients, carers and healthcare professionals who are patients about what it’s like when services get it right, and wrong.

Social Determinants of Health in Non-communicable Diseases

This open access book reviews social determinants of health (SDHs) for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and healthy aging, with a focus on Japan.

Fundamentals of Clinical Data Science

This open access book covers the fundamentals of clinical data science, focusing on data collection, modelling and clinical applications. Topics covered in the first section on data collection include: data sources, data at scale (big data), data stewardship (FAIR data) and related privacy concerns.

Introduction to Epigenetics

This open access textbook leads the reader from basic concepts of chromatin structure and function and RNA mechanisms to the understanding of epigenetics, imprinting, regeneration and reprogramming.

Emergency Cardiology, 2nd Ed

This fully revised and updated second edition offers practical advice on the diagnosis and management of acute cardiac conditions.

Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology

Illustrated Manual of Pediatric Dermatology presents simple approaches to the problems that pediatricians and dermatologists see in their practices on a regular basis. Including approximately 300 color photographs to aid accurate diagnosis, this easy-to-use book provides a rapid reference guide to a broad range of pediatric and adolescent skin.

Non-Communicable Disease Prevention

The book comprises ten chapters, which collectively explore the reasons behind, and strategies for, preventing and managing the NCD burden. It spans key themes such as political economy, the transferability of economic evidence, the role of cross-sectoral policies, the importance of deliberative processes, and health technology assessment. This book is written for the benefit of the global health community.

Scientific writing and publishing in medicine and health sciences

Writing and publishing scientific papers is the core business of researchers, but is often experienced as difficult and frustrating. This book provides clear and concise key information on 12 major aspects of the process, from how to get started to dealing with reviewers’ comments.

Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Written by experts from London’s renowned Royal Free hospital, Textbook of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery offers a comprehensive overview of the vast topic of reconstructive plastic surgery and its various subspecialties for introductory plastic surgery and surgical science courses.

Handbook of Life Course Health Development

Topics covered include Health development science; Developmental origins of chronic illnesses; Community; Diabetes; Autism; Obesity; Nutrition; Health disparities across the lifespan; Fetal programming.

Safer Healthcare: Strategies for the Real World

Topics covered include Health Administration; Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk; Quality of Life Research; Practice and Hospital Management.

Surgery 101

This podcast series from the University of Alberta covers common surgical problems. Each podcast includes learning objectives.

A Clinical Approach to Common Surgical Scenarios

Aimed at students and junior doctors, the purpose of this book is to provide a guide to the evaluation of common surgical problems as well as test diagnostic and troubleshooting skills when there is nobody to help or ask for advice.

Gynecological Assessment

This resource includes four online gynecological assessment learning modules in combination with virtual knowledge checks that will help articulate an approach, demonstrate techniques of examination, identify and diagnose disorders, and develop an evidence-based plan.

A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology

This laboratory guide from the University of Alberta includes slide images and descriptive text.

The EBMT Handbook: Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies

This new formatted EBMT Handbook, which is part of a broader EBMT educational strategy, addresses the most recent developments and innovations in stem cell transplantation and cellular therapy presented by more than 170 authors, known as experts and well-recognized authorities in the field. In more than 90 chapters, all types of stem cell and bone marrow transplantation including haplo-identical stem cell and cord blood transplantation, indication for transplantation, and management of complications as well as the new rapidly evolving field of cellular therapies are covered. Other important issues such as quality management and JACIE accreditation, stem cell collection, conditioning, donor selection, HLA typing, graft manipulation, ethical issues, psychological support, and quality of life are also properly addressed.

LearnFM/ApprenezMF: The Shared Canadian Curriculum in Family Medicine

Funded by the University of Calgary, College of Family Physicians of Canada, and the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada, LearnFM is an open-access matrix of family medicine educational resources for use by educators and trainees.

Includes: Point of care tools, cases, Canadian Family Medicine Clinical Cards

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