Cumming School of Medicine

Department of Medicine (Clinical)

Medicine (General)

Anatomy and Physiology (OpenStax)

Anatomy and Physiology is a 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. Reviews are available.

Includes: D2L course cartridge, guided lecture notes, instructor solution guide, videos

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

Licence: CC-BY

Bio-Image Search

This data, from Stanford University School of Medicine, enables discovery of biomedical images, aggregated from many image sources, with Public Domain and Creative Commons licences. Results are displayed in four groups, from broadest reuse rights to most limited reuse rights.

Licence: Various CC licences

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.

Includes: Lecture slides, quiz, flowcharts

Building a Medical Terminology Foundation

Targeted at health office administration and health services students in the first year of their college programs, this textbook focuses on breaking down medical terms into their word parts, pronouncing medical terms, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of introductory anatomy and physiology.

Licence: CC BY

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

Cancer Registration & Surveillance Modules

The Cancer Registration & Surveillance modules provide information needed by cancer registry staff and others interested in collecting and recording the most complete and accurate cancer data possible. The modules cover information on: registries and their operations, basic anatomy and medical terminology, cancer tests and treatments, coding and staging standards for cancer registration, and casefinding and follow-up.

Licence: Public Domain

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

An undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This 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.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

A Clinical Educator’s Guide to Understanding and Facilitating the Clinical Reasoning Process

Developing Clinical Reasoning is an important part of the training of Undergraduate Health and Rehabilitation students. However, a lack of consensus amongst Educators on how to facilitate this, often hampers student progress. This booklet was designed to give Clinical Educators a brief overview on strategies to assist students in developing Clinical Reasoning. Based on the ‘Making thinking Visible’ approach, it guides Clinical Educators in how to make their own reasoning processes more explicit to students, so that they can learn from their more expert thinking practices.

Licence: CC BY-NC

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

Licence:  CC BY

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

Licence: CC BY-SA

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness

The textbook covers a broad area of fitness and wellness, and it includes physiological, behavioral, psychological, and biomechanical domains. The content covered is suitable for students being introduced to the field, such as those taking an introductory Kinesiology course.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Diversity and Difference in Communication

Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This text explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

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.

Edinburgh DataShare: College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

A digital repository of research data produced at the University of Edinburgh by the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.

Licence: Various CC licences

Emergency Cardiology, 2nd Ed

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

Emerging Infectious Diseases

All volumes from the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases published from 1995 to the present.

Licence: Public Domain

Environmental Health Perspectives

All volumes from the journal Environmental Health Perspectives published from 1972 to the present.

Licence: Public Domain

Foundations of Epidemiology

A textbook that provides an introduction to to topics and methods of studying human health, including epidemiologic methods and epidemiologic thinking. Reviews are available.

Includes: Learning objectives, abbreviations lists, glossary, summaries

Licence: CC BY-NC

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.

Genetics Home Reference

A gallery of illustrations related to genetic conditions.

Licence: Public Domain

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.

Health Case Studies

Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings. Reviews are available. This resource was produced in British Columbia.

Includes: Case studies

Licence: CC BY-SA

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.

Human Anatomy Laboratory Manual

This human anatomy laboratory manual acts as a textbook for undergraduate human anatomy courses. Each chapter has review questions and laboratory activities, and most chapters also have collaborative learning activities.

Includes: Review questions, lab activities, collaborative learning activities

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.

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.

Leadership in Healthcare and Public Health

This book is a reflection of a diverse group of graduate students from health services, health management, health professions and a diverse group of mid-career professionals engaged in obtaining a Master of Public Health at The Ohio State University College of Public Health.

Licence: CC BY

LGBT+ Healthcare 101

Digital story interviews with LGBT+ volunteers, ‘LGBT+ Healthcare 101’ presentation, and a secondary school resource, created by and for University of Edinburgh medicine students. The resources were created as part of a project to address a lack of awareness and knowledge of LGBT+ health, and of the sensitivities needed to treat LGBT patients as valuable skills for qualifying doctors.

Licence: CC BY

Lymphedema Management Workbook

This workbook outlines appropriate treatments and techniques for physical therapists treating lymphedema.


Licence: CC BY, CC BY-NC

Medical LibreTexts Library

A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources relating to topics in medicine.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions

This textbook focuses on breaking down, pronouncing, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of anatomy and physiology. This resource is targeted for Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, and Pre-Professional students.

Licence: CC BY

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

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

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.

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

Licence: CC BY-NC

Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine

Open-i service of the National Library of Medicine enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images (including charts, graphs, clinical images, etc.) from the open source literature, and biomedical image collections.

Licence: Various CC licences

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.

Preventing Chronic Disease

All volumes from the journal Preventing Chronic Disease published from 2004 to the present.

Licence: Public Domain

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

Licence: CC BY-SA

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

Licence: CC BY-NC

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.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Rehab Techniques in Oncology Workbook

This workbook was created by physical therapist Jodi Steele to provide information on appropriate rehabilitation techniques for oncology patients.

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.

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.

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.

Surgery 101

A collection of videos and podcasts relating to different topics in surgery.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

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.

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

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA

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

Licence: CC BY-SA

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

Licence: CC BY

WISC-Online Health Science

A collection of videos relating to health science.

Licence: CC BY-NC

WISC-Online Medical Terminology

A collection of learning objects and activities relating to medical terminology.

Licence: CC BY-NC


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.


No suggested OER at this time.


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Geriatric Medicine

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A Laboratory Guide to Clinical Hematology

The creation of this laboratory guide accompanied a project which digitized laboratory slides so students and the public could access these medical resources for study. The digitized slide images and descriptive text are included in this resource.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Infectious Diseases

Foundations of Epidemiology

Foundations of Epidemiology is an open access, introductory epidemiology text intended for students and practitioners in public or allied health fields. It covers epidemiologic thinking, causality, incidence and prevalence, public health surveillance, epidemiologic study designs and why we care about which one is used, measures of association, random error and bias, confounding and effect modification, and screening. Concepts are illustrated with numerous examples drawn from contemporary and historical public health issues.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Medical Transplant

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Respiratory Medicine

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