Learning in this website is based on principally the use of practical
for all subjects (laboratory) from which the learner proceeds to theory
which is minimal and jearner-friendly based on revision. The entire website has the educational philosophy of providing alternative
means of studying modern medicine which is invigorating, stimulating and
above all, romantic for the young (see
webstyle). Above all, it is meant for revision!
Hence it uses stupendous
videos for visual learners,
auditory learners and
the kinesthetic learner. It is based on a modicum of modern
learning theory and
By far the most important utility and uniqueness of this site is the ability to place all
medical subjects together in a virtual environment so that one can be
linked to the other as they should be, since patients present integrated
and not in subjects. Hence this is the very first true
integration of discipline of Medicine. All web pages have links to every
eMEDICINE: The summary of
all the above is in procedural electronic Medicine. All procedures in
medicine; therapeutic and diagnostic are placed on this web as either
videos or animations to teach. The use of the site, it is believed,
can reduce the
time to acquire important procedural skills in Medicine. Even the
layman can learn as much as is acceptable by law!
This medical education style is labeled integrated procedural
electronic medicine (IPEM). Check
IPEM. Below are other
unique aspects of the site in subjects-
First program to have all processes in human embryology
easy understanding. It has a body link
Histology is completely integrated with division into histophysiology,
histopharmacology, histopathology and histochemistry with
scan. Not only that,
microenvironment of tissues are animated to examine functions at
microscopic level and
biosociology to include
ultrastructure. First of its kind.
All items can be located with the use of
digital locator which identifies
and locates any structural item, by its region and depth. Each item also
has many diagrams and pictures to illustrate it. Muscles actions are
animated with videos. There is an
electronic dissector of the human body
and advanced dissector and a
in addition to other
museums. There is also a
Dissect-it-yourself program that dissects all parts of the body by
Instrument physiology is highlighted. Physiological processes are
and integrated with histology and
Defines all structural building blocks of the human body.
There is a
pathology museum with numerous pictures of many diseases
conditions. A virtual
postmortem can be performed. Again
general pathological processes (such as
wound healing) are animated.
Deals with basic histopharmacology which will form the basis for
therapeutics in the future of the website.
virtual patients with
short cases which are as
real as actual examination.
percussion can be performed with ease using mouse or hamster for any
part of the virtual body and all abnormal and normal sounds with
phonograms can be displayed.
Palpation may be only achieved with minimal to
medium dexterity. Clinical
signs are animated and all clinical investigations (laboratory,
can be ordered by just a touch of mouse. All clinical features have links
to their basic and pathological sciences for maximum understanding. This is the first program of its
kind. See Electronic Doctor.
Electronic Patient: This is the only
program that has achieved success in the process of mimicking electronic
patients' clinical signs and symptoms for virtual and personal study
outside the hospital setting.
Animated and picture surgery to include videos of various
surgical procedures. See hernia
surgery and Electronic Surgery. All
instruments are displayed.
child delivery procedures are animated
for easy understanding. All
instruments are displayed for maximum
With a complete
public health museum and a vast array of pictures in
gallery of tropical diseases it also ventures into virtual communities for
examination/evaluation: Traditional methods of long cases
and short cases of the OSCE (objective structured clinical assessment)
variety called eOSCE are provided in this website
using mimiced patient diseases processes called
electronic patients. A long case can take up to 1 hour and a short
one ranges from 1 minute to 15 minutes. It is the brightest of the
functionalities of this site for examinations are also evaluated and can
be used by the clinician/teacher to examine all his students at a go
without the need for feeding patients etc., under the
examinations module. For the student it provides revision under
tutorials methods of learning quizzes.
There is a prominent
teachers page which highlights various
items for display from this website in the class room, using modern mobile
phone modems etc, for on-line
study and even
games projected in the classroom.
This website is presently MAINLY for diagnosis rather than therapeutics.
The next phase of its future development will be treatment of all disease
conditions and integration with electronic machines and gadgetry. It is a
21 year project built in three phases. The first phase which began in
August 2001 ended in November
Enjoy this website, whether you
are a teacher or a student. It is for you!
very intelligent website for Medicine