Table 11

Medical Education Applications
Application Version (price) Platforms Description Functions
I-Surgery Notebook URL55[51] 3.0 ($1.99) iOS, Android An application to keep a log of surgical cases and procedures. Stores data on surgeries including procedure, pre-operative diagnosis, post-operative diagnosis, name of surgeons involved, and type of anesthesia used; search case log.
Eponyms URL56[51] 1.3.1 ($1.99, free student edition) iOS, Android Provides details of eponymous signs and diseases. Includes eponym database from webcite; browse eponyms.
Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy URL57[23,56] ($76.95 – 1 year) Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile A smartphone-based human anatomy tool for medical education purposes. Contains more than 532 colored anatomic illustration, radiographs, computed tomographic (CT) images, CT angiograms, and MRIs; three dimensional images of human body; separate groups of anatomic illustration, i.e. head and neck, back and spinal cord, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum, upper and lower limb.
Netter’s Anatomy Flash Cards URL58[51,56] ($36.95 – 1 year) Android, BlackBerry, iOS, Palm OS, Windows Mobile A mobile application containing about 300 interactive flash cards. Images with hot-spot help identifying parts of anatomy easily; clinical notes, separate groups of anatomic illustration, i.e. head and neck, back and spinal cord, thorax, abdomen, pelvis and perineum, upper and lower limb.
Blausen Ear Atlas URL59[41] 2.11 ($2.99) iOS, Android, BlackBerry An application that provides a set of ear- related video animations. Includes 6 video animations: cochlear implants, ear pressure, ear tubes, hearing loss, hearing test, otitis media.
Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties URL60[41] 1.5 (£34.99 – UK only) iOS, BlackBerry Handheld version of the latest edition of Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties. Includes twelve books, fully cross-referenced to the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine, practical advice, cross-checked by authoritative subject experts, color illustrations and clinical photographs.
Dissection URL61[41] 1.3 ($4.99) iOS A human anatomy application that mainly focuses on head and neck. This application displays human dissections; audio enabled annotations; tap-on identification feature; includes head, neck, and thorax.
Cranial Nerves URL62[41] 1.7 ($4.99) iOS A learning tool on cranial nerves and skull base. This application includes the cranial nerves and skull base from high resolution CT scans; interactive visualization; control the position and transparency of the skull and each nerve along with the appropriate textual information.
iSilo URL63[17,47] 5.26 ($19.99) Palm OS, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, BlackBerry, iOS, Android A document reader application on smartphone. Stores text in a highly compressed format; password protected; categorization of documents; search text within a document or set of documents; copy and paste; navigation includes scrolling, jumping, and marks; maximizing screen by hiding scrollbar, title bar, toolbar, etc.; left-hand support; remember last view location; remember jump history for backtracking; local bookmarks.
Mobipocket Reader URL64[11] (free) BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, Palm OS An electronic book reader on smartphone. Customizable display; library view of all eBooks stored in local media; annotate, highlight, bookmark any part of the eBook; search and lookup any word in the dictionary.
Instant ECG URL65[23] 2.7 ($0.99) iOS A basic ECGj tutorial application. Includes ECGj electrophysiology, myocardial action potential, associated waveforms, and intervals and segments.

This table presents the version, platforms, a short description, and a list of functions of the eleven medical education applications for medical and nursing students.

jECG: Electrocardiography.

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Mosa et al.

Mosa et al. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making 2012 12:67   doi:10.1186/1472-6947-12-67

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