Allied Health Sciences

Open Books

  • Anatomy & Physiology Textbook (OpenStax)
    Open textbook “for the two-semester human anatomy and physiology course for life science and allied health majors. The book is organized by body system and covers standard scope and sequence requirements. […] The web-based version of Anatomy and Physiology also features links to surgical videos, histology, and interactive diagrams.”
  • Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care
    “This open educational resource (OER) was developed to ensure best practice and quality care based on the latest evidence, and to address inconsistencies in how clinical health care skills are taught and practised in the clinical setting. The checklist approach, used in this textbook, aims to provide standardized processes for clinical skills and to help nursing schools and clinical practice partners keep procedural practice current.”
  • Microbiology for Allied Health Students with supplemental Lab Manual and Instructional Materials
    “This open textbook is a remix of Openstax Microbiology, CC-BY 4.0, and created through an Affordable Learning Georgia Round Six Textbook Transformation Grant. Microbiology for Allied Health Students is designed to cover the scope and sequence requirements for the single semester Microbiology course for non-majors and allied health students. The book presents the core concepts of microbiology with a focus on applications for careers in allied health. The pedagogical features of Microbiology for Allied Health Students make the material interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the career-application focus and scientific rigor inherent in the subject matter. The scope and sequence of Microbiology for Allied Health Students has been developed and vetted with input from numerous instructors at institutions across the U.S. It is designed to meet the needs of most microbiology courses allied health students.”


Additional Open & Zero-Cost Resources

  • The COVID-19 Comprehensive Resource for Education, Health, and Administrative Services
    “This resource provides access to credible, evidence-based COVID-19 medical and technical information (including epidemiological data updates and peer-reviewed publications); prevention and treatment information; course syllabi and lessons; policy “white papers;” research- and practice-based “grey literature;” and local community resources. Dr. Nanin encourages users to interact with the resource through and will update the resource as new information becomes available.”
  • Health and Medicine Division (National Academies)
    “The Health and Medicine Division (HMD) is a division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (the National Academies). The National Academies are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. The Academies operate under an 1863 congressional charter to the National Academy of Sciences, signed by President Lincoln.”
  • JHSPH Open Courseware
    Search a variety of open courses and materials related to health sciences from Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health.
  • Medical Math & Dosage Calculations for the Health Care Worker, Part 1
    “In this module you will learn the basics of Medical Math and how to calculate basic medication dosages. These files are SCORM packages and can be easily uploaded to your Learning Management System (LMS), such as Blackboard or Desire2Learn. If you want to view or use the files without an LMS, download the files to your computer, extract (unzip) the file, open the extracted folder, and click to open the story.html file. The booster or test will open in your browser window. If used on your LMS, for the booster, the user will be given a score of complete or incomplete; for the pre and post-tests, the user will be given a numerical score. This scoring functionality and completion data is only available if used on an LMS. The SCORM packages are complete and not available for editing. If you would like to include additional information, consider adding the content before or after the booster on your LMS.”
  • MERLOT Health Sciences Community Portal & MERLOT Technical Allied Health Community Portal
    Educational portals and resources for health professionals. “You are invited to join MERLOT―it’s free―and contribute to this growing community of health professionals, health professional educators, and students by using the learning materials, submitting your own modules and assignments for evaluation, and learning ideas to help you learn as well as teach in a variety of settings.”
  • Nursing OER Library from the University of California
    A variety of open materials related to Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • OER for Nursing Library from University of California
    A variety of open materials related to Nursing and Health Sciences.
  • Plague Diaries: Firsthand Accounts of Epidemics, 430 B.C. to A.D. 1918
    “This is a small collection of public domain excerpts from first hand accounts of epidemics throughout history.”
  • PubMed Central
    “PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).”
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