GPs or other health professional in the programme may prescribe a book to a patient that addresses a particular problem. The patient then borrows the book from their local library. Students may encounter the scheme while on clinical placement in the community.
The University of Otago Health Sciences Library holds a collection of these books for the teaching, learning and wellbeing of staff and students.
Find out more about our Books on Prescription collection.
Dunedin School of Medicine (and University of Otago Wellington) students have joined their classmates from University of Otago Christchurch with access to BMJ OnExamination.
BMJ OnExamination is "the world's leading provider of online medical exam preparation." It provides exam revision resources, self assessment modules and clinical video tutorials. 4th and 5th year students should have been supplied with a voucher code and URL, enabling free registration.
For anytime, anywhere access from your computer, smartphone, or tablet to more than 300 narrated videos of real cadaver specimens.
In anatomy, medical and dental studies, the Video Atlas is productive and time efficient as a preview, as an adjunct to dissection, and as a review tool. It is also helpful for students who need to re-learn clinically relevant anatomy for surgical runs. Since surgeons in training must re-learn anatomy at many stages in their careers the Video Atlas is popular with interns and registrars in surgical specialties.