Cumming School of Medicine

Department of Surgery (Clinical)

Surgery (General)

A Clinical Approach to Common Surgical Scenarios: A Handbook for Students and Junior Doctors

Aimed at students and junior doctors, the purpose of this book is to provide a guide to the evaluation of common surgical problems as well as test diagnostic and troubleshooting skills when there is nobody to help or ask for advice.

Licence: CC BY-NC

Diversity and Difference in Communication (LibreTexts)

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 available through LibreTexts 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

Dentistry and Oral Health

Histology and Embryology for Dental Hygiene

This eBook makes use of animated images to focus on concepts in histology and embryology.

Licence: CC BY-NC-SA 4.0

Reviews: Available through the Open Textbook Library


Licence: Various CC Licences

Provisional Prosthodontic series, 2nd Edition

The Provisional Prosthodontic Series – 2nd Edition is comprised of five resources: Provisional Prosthodontic Theory Manual, Provisional Prosthodontic Clinical Manual, a study guide, instructor’s guide, and a manual of practice exercises and case studies.

Licence: CC BY-SA 4.0

Pediatric Surgery

Post-Op Pediatric Clinical Simulation

The Post-Op Pediatric Clinical Simulation Game is an open educational resource (OER) containing a simulation game on the essentials of pediatric post-operative care. Learners can test their knowledge related to post-operative care of a pediatric patient and practice their skills by playing the virtual gaming simulation. The game replicates real-life clinical situations whereby learners have unlimited attempts to practice their skills. Learners will collect assessment data, choose from a variety of interventions, and experience the consequences of their decisions in a safe environment. Throughout the game, feedback and rationales are provided to enhance learning. Furthermore, at the end of the game, learners are provided with a summary statement that synthesizes their clinical decisions and offers the basis for forming an individualized learning plan. For optimal learning, a debrief should be conducted after the game. The debrief can consist of a written self-debrief, a facilitated synchronous virtual debrief, or an in-person debrief.

Learners: The Post-Op Pediatric Clinical Simulation Game is tailored for undergraduate-level nursing students. Other learners who can benefit from this resource include: nurses preparing for their certification exam, practicing nurses who would like to review these skills, and healthcare providers involved in pediatric or post-operative care.

Instructors: This resource is a learning tool to facilitate and promote the application of knowledge related to pediatric post-operative nursing care. It can be used as an in-class activity or an individual student assignment. It is important to review the learning outcomes to ensure students have the foundational knowledge to play the game. A pre-brief related to the content and the game is an important aspect of preparing the student for playing the game. It is important to include a debrief after the game is completed to optimize the learning.

Licence: CC BY-NC 4.0

Plastic Surgery

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.

Licence: CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 (Note: This is an open access text which restricts remixing and adapting).

No suggested OER currently available for the following subjects:

  • Ophthalmology
  • Oral and maxillofacial surgery
  • Orthopaedic surgery
  • Otolaryngology (head and neck surgery)
  • Podiatry
  • Thoracic surgery
  • Transplant surgery
  • Urology
  • Vascular surgery

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