There was a time, not so long ago, when you actually had to go to a library to read a journal article. If the library did not have the article you needed, you would ask your librarian to source the article and pay for the journal to be loaned to your library. The internet changed […]Read more "Research Revolution"
Yet another social media platform? A new social media platform seems to be announced on a weekly basis and it can be difficult to work out which are here to stay, and which will quickly fade into the distance. Medium is a free and open social media writing platform. Medium was created by Twitter co-founder […]Read more "Medium for urologists"
It has been a few years since my post on “Twitter for urologists” was published in Urology News 1. Given the continued rise of the platform, I thought it was time to revisit and expand on the Twitter’s functionality. In this review, I will attempt to expand your use of Twitter and explain how to make […]Read more "Advanced Twitter"
Amongst the plethora of mobile applications, there are some essential applications for practising urologists, urologists in training and allied healthcare professionals. In this month’s digital review, we highlight some essential applications. Mobile office apps Maintaining a virtual office is key to keeping up with the demands of practising Urology in modern times. The Microsoft […]Read more "Urology Smartphone Apps 2016"
Figure 1 is an app that aids in the sharing of medical images to aid learning. In essence, Figure 1 is as an Instagram for healthcare. It was launched in 2013 and now connects a network of up to one million healthcare professionals. The aim of Figure 1 is to allow medical professionals to discuss, […]Read more "Figure 1"
The European Association of Urology has consistently led on the latest guidelines and advanced the care of urology since its inception. The EAU Pocket Guidelines app provides pocket guideline summaries of the full EAU Guidelines collection. The app is available from the Google Play Store or iTunes. The app makes you aware that there are […]Read more "EAU Pocket Guidelines App"
BJUI Knowledge is a new online educational platform for urologists. It combines online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through e-learning, with a platform for recording CPD activity. It was released in February 2016 and is free to access and use for BAUS members for a trial period until the end of June 2016. The main page […]Read more "BJUI Knowledge"
Urology News and BrainyDoc Ltd are back with another brand new educational app called ‘Urological Emergencies’. The app is available as a free download for iPhone and iPad (iTunes) and Android mobile devices (Google Play). The Urological Emergencies app provides a series of topics relating to common urological emergencies. The layout is similar to the […]Read more "Urological emergencies app"
The EAU has a new educational platform called UROsource, the learning library for urologists. The EAU library contains a searchable index of EAU conference proceedings, European Urology (EU) journals and EAU Guidelines. The searchable index is primarily from the millennium onwards. UROsource is internet accessible (https://uroweb.org/urosource/) and optimised across devices (desktop, tablet and mobile). EAU […]Read more "UROSource"
Technology has always been intimately linked to new educational methods. This has included distance learning, learning through multimedia and finally computer based learning. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are so called because they can be taken by an unlimited number of people (massive); they are open, as they have no student selection criteria and no […]Read more "Massive Open Online Courses"