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"
Urology News and BrainyDoc Ltd have produced a brand new educational app aimed as a teaching and revision aid for urology trainees, nurses and consultants. The app is called ‘Urology News’ and is available as a free download on iOS (iTunes) and android (GooglePlay) mobiles and tablets. The Urology News app is designed as a […]Read more "Urology News App"
We live in an interconnected world that is constantly striving for a share of our attention. With smartphones, tablets and wearable computers becoming ever more ubiquitous, distractions are only ever one touch away. Without a considerable degree of self-control you can find yourself procrastinating. A survey by TecMark in 2014 reported that the average user […]Read more "Personal productivity tools"
Keeping up to date with a variety of urology and medical journals can be an onerous task. Each year there is an ever-expanding number of medical journals and finding a way to sift through relevant information in medical journals and keep up to date is becoming increasingly difficult. In mainstream news, tablet computers have enabled […]Read more "Medical Journal Readers"
Maintaining a record of operations in a surgical logbook has long been part of surgical training and governance. For trainees, it is an essential part of assessments. For consultants, maintaining a logbook is not essential, however, a review of clinical outcomes forms part of the revalidation process in the United Kingdom. The pan-surgical electronic logbook […]Read more "Mobile e-Logbook app"
The widespread use of prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing has led to diagnostic difficulties for patients and urologists. The sensitivity and specificity characteristics of PSA are far from optimal. To try and improve the predictive accuracy of PSA measurements, nomograms and artificial neural networks have been created by many groups across the world1. By combining […]Read more "Rotterdam Prostate Cancer Risk Calculator app"
In May 2012, the Department of Health published its information strategy ‘Power of information’ which aims to put us all in control of the health and care information we need1. As a part of its information strategy a key role for patient information portals was outlined. Similar plans are already in place with NHS Scotland […]Read more "Patient portals"
I first heard of twitter in 2007, more than a year after its inception. At the time it had gained some traction in the technology press. The biggest stumbling block for me was the lack of a wide user base, with the majority of early adopters being computer scientists and technology journalists. Fast forward to […]Read more "Twitter for urologists"
Anatomy has been a cornerstone of medical and surgical education for hundreds of years. As an adjunct to traditional dissection based teaching and textbooks, this month’s digital review guides you through some internet based anatomy resources. 3D models Anatomy for urology, is available on anatomy.tv (http://www.anatomy.tv) or as a separate DVD produced by Primal Pictures. […]Read more "Digital anatomy"
With smartphones having already overtaken PC sales and tablets due to overtake PCs by the end of the year, the market for medical apps is ever expanding. In this edition of web review, I have tried to bring together some essential apps for practicing urologists. General apps The NICE BNF app is free for users […]Read more "Apps for urologists"