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Nephrology, medical education, whatever

Author: Neil Turner

Dr. Fritz Kahn (1888-1968) was a gynaecologist in Berlin as well as a popular science writer who illustrated the form and function of the human body with spectacular, modern man-machine analogies. In the 1920s, his magnum opus, “Das Leben des Menschen” (The Life of Man) – a five-volume series – was renowned as a German […]

Pandemic-ready medical education What we’ve learned What’s still to do From a talk delivered at the international online conference Medical Education Technology – Curriculum opportunities from Corona on 9 Jan 2021, organised by Prof Chalam at Bhaskar Medical College, Hyderabad, India. More from content to follow: but first, Links to further info as promised: Music […]

Short notes on open-access and free online resources for the Respiratory system. Principles: quality, trustworthy, and free of dodgy ads. Particular focus on anatomy initially. Top comprehensive resources Anatomy and Physiology open textbook – from Rice University, distributed via the University of British Columbia’s OpenEd project (find more OpenEd books). Creative Commons licence. Chapter 22 covers […]

Short notes on open-access and free online resources for pharmacology and clinical pharmacology. Principles: quality, trustworthy, and free of dodgy ads. Anywhere. Top two comprehensive resources: The IUPhar Pharmacology Education Project covers scientific early-years topics in outline, linking to star-rated external resources for further information. Excellent, from the Internation Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology. […]

Moving 5 minutes on being a young, long-term dialysis patient in Sarawak. She needs a transplant. This was the winning film at the World Congress of Nephrology earllier this year. Director: Dr Phui Vui Eng, Sarawak General Hospital, Nephrology unit, Kuching, Malaysia. More info here.

The Education Endowment Foundation is impressive, featuring thoughtful summaries of evidence for educational interventions. Primarily about teaching in schools, which is maybe why it isn’t so well known in higher education, but they have much more hard evidence there, it is very well presented, and a good bit of it is relevant. Particularly impressive is […]

Here are some mostly-Edinburgh examples of lessons. Further down, sites Online lessons Pathologia has a series of lessons on pathological topics (open access). It is intended as a replacement for the historic EROS-based PathCal series of around 200 lessons (see below). WordPress. Sample pages: Infarction – a background-science lesson for Y1 MBChB, but reusable in […]

LGBT+ 101 Helping LGBT+ patients in healthcare – an online short lesson for healthcare students. Time: about 30 mins, including viewing video clips. Intro There is a perception that society’s tolerance of sexual variation has improved, and this is true – to a degree. LGBT individuals continue to report  many awkwardnesses and real obstacles when […]


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