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.
From 1st July 2015 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.
UpToDate is an evidence-based, physician-authored clinical decision support resource for use at the point-of-care. More than 6,000 world-renowned physician authors, editors, and peer reviewers use a rigorous editorial process to synthesize the most recent medical information into trusted, evidence-based recommendations that are proven to improve patient care and quality.
UpToDate is now available to ALL students off-campus through the new student desktop. To connect to the new desktop from off campus, go to www.otago.ac.nz/studentdesktop.
You can find links to UpToDate on either the article databases list http://www.otago.ac.nz/library/databases/results.php?letter=u, the Medicine subject guide http://otago.libguides.com/medicine or the EBM for General Practice subject guide http://otago.libguides.com/ebmgp.
DynaMed is a clinical reference tool created by physicians for physicians and other health care professionals for use at the point-of-care.
DynaMed editors monitor the content of over 500 medical journals on a daily basis, with clinically-organized summaries for more than 3,400 topics. Each article is evaluated for clinical relevance and scientific validity. The new evidence is then integrated with existing content, and overall conclusions are changed as appropriate, representing a synthesis of the best available evidence.