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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Traditionally, operations have been learnt through an apprenticeship method. Operative textbooks such as the classic Hinman’s Operative Atlas provide an excellent basis for urological practice and are a good adjunct to traditional teaching. However, increasingly textbooks cannot keep pace with operative advancements and surgeons have increasingly turned to the internet for further operative information to […]Read more "Operative video websites"