Health, Medical, and Social Work

74 Health and Medical – General

Last update: Aug 18/23

Case Studies

This is a British Columbia created resource.Health Case Studies (CC BY-SA)

Health Case Studies is composed of eight separate health case studies that align with the open textbooks Clinical Procedures for Safer Patient Care and Anatomy and Physiology: OpenStax. Each case study includes the patient narrative or story that models the best practice (at the time of publishing) in healthcare settings.


IntechOpen: Health Sciences (CC BY)


Cancer Registration & Surveillance Modules (Public domain)

The Cancer Registration & Surveillance modules provide information needed by cancer registry staff and others interested in collecting and recording the most complete and accurate cancer data possible. The modules cover information on: registries and their operations, basic anatomy and medical terminology, cancer tests and treatments, coding and staging standards for cancer registration, and casefinding and follow-up.

JHSPH Open Courseware (CC BY-NC-SA)

A collection of open public health courses and materials.


Edinburgh DataShare: College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine (Various CC licences)

A digital repository of research data produced at the University of Edinburgh by the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine.


Bio-Image Search (Various CC licences)

This data, from Stanford University School of Medicine, enables discovery of biomedical images, aggregated from many image sources, with Public Domain and Creative Commons licences. Results are displayed in four groups, from broadest reuse rights to most limited reuse rights.

Genetics Home Reference (Public domain)

A gallery of illustrations related to genetic conditions.

JHSPH Open Images (CC BY-NC-SA)

A collection of open images organized by subjects relating to public health.

Open Access Biomedical Image Search Engine (Various CC licences)

Open-i service of the National Library of Medicine enables search and retrieval of abstracts and images (including charts, graphs, clinical images, etc.) from the open source literature, and biomedical image collections.


Emerging Infectious Diseases (Public domain)

All volumes from the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases published from 1995 to the present.

Environmental Health Perspectives (Public domain)

All volumes from the journal Environmental Health Perspectives published from 1972 to the present.

Preventing Chronic Disease (Public domain)

All volumes from the journal Preventing Chronic Disease published from 2004 to the present.

Supplemental Materials

LGBT+ Healthcare 101 (CC BY)

Digital story interviews with LGBT+ volunteers, ‘LGBT+ Healthcare 101’ presentation, and a secondary school resource, created by and for University of Edinburgh medicine students. The resources were created as part of a project to address a lack of awareness and knowledge of LGBT+ health, and of the sensitivities needed to treat LGBT patients as valuable skills for qualifying doctors.

This is a Canadian created resourceSurgery 101 (CC BY-NC-SA)

A collection of videos and podcasts relating to different topics in surgery.

WISC-Online Medical Terminology (CC BY-NC)

A collection of learning objects and activities relating to medical terminology.


This is a Canadian created resourceBuilding a Medical Terminology Foundation (CC BY)

Targeted at health office administration and health services students in the first year of their college programs, this textbook focuses on breaking down medical terms into their word parts, pronouncing medical terms, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of introductory anatomy and physiology.

Career Cornerstones: Establishing a Foundation for a Career in Healthcare (CC BY-NC-SA)

This textbook focuses on career skills required for students entering their respective health profession’s program. This book is designed to help students be successful not only in their health profession’s educational program, but also as they start to intern or work in healthcare settings. This resource is targeted for Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, and Pre-Professional students.

Cell Biology, Genetics, and Biochemistry for Pre-Clinical Students (CC BY-NC-SA)

An undergraduate medical-level resource for foundational knowledge across the disciplines of genetics, cell biology and biochemistry. This text is designed for a course in first year undergraduate medical course that is delivered typically before students start to explore systems physiology and pathophysiology.

A clinical educator’s guide to understanding and facilitating the clinical reasoning process (CC BY-NC)

Developing Clinical Reasoning is an important part of the training of Undergraduate Health and Rehabilitation students. However, a lack of consensus amongst Educators on how to facilitate this, often hampers student progress. This booklet was designed to give Clinical Educators a brief overview on strategies to assist students in developing Clinical Reasoning. Based on the ‘Making thinking Visible’ approach, it guides Clinical Educators in how to make their own reasoning processes more explicit to students, so that they can learn from their more expert thinking practices.

Concepts of Fitness and Wellness (CC BY-NC-SA)

The textbook covers a broad area of fitness and wellness, and it includes physiological, behavioral, psychological, and biomechanical domains. The content covered is suitable for students being introduced to the field, such as those taking an introductory Kinesiology course.

Enabling and Optimising Recovery from COVID-19 (CC BY-NC)

This textbook provides readers with up to date knowledge about the assessment, management and support of people experiencing Long COVID. Learning activities draw upon personas co-authored with people with Long COVID.

Exploring the U.S. Healthcare System (CC BY-NC-SA)

This book introduces undergraduate students in the field of healthcare to foundational characteristics of the U.S. healthcare system. It begins with an overview of the healthcare system that includes a brief history and a description of the current state of health in the U.S.

Foundations of Epidemiology (CC BY-NC)

A textbook that provides an introduction to to topics and methods of studying human health.

Introduction to Health (CC BY-SA)

This book provides a broad overview of information pertaining to human health and opportunities for improving health and wellness throughout life. The intended goal of the book is to equip the learners with important information needed to better understand their own health and how their daily choices may impact both their quantity and quality of life. Although this is a “health” textbook, it could actually be called a “life” textbook. The textbook is structured into two parts: the first part contains text-heavy chapters, and the second part contains continued learning for each chapter, such as videos and reflection questions.

Medical LibreTexts Library (CC BY-NC-SA)

A collection of open textbooks, assignments, and other educational resources relating to topics in medicine.

Medical Terminology for Healthcare Professions (CC BY)

This textbook focuses on breaking down, pronouncing, and learning the meaning of medical terms within the context of anatomy and physiology. This resource is targeted for Healthcare Administration, Health Sciences, and Pre-Professional students.

Leadership in Healthcare and Public Health (CC BY)

This book is a reflection of a diverse group of graduate students from health services, health management, health professions and a diverse group of mid-career professionals engaged in obtaining a Master of Public Health at The Ohio State University College of Public Health.

“Overweight” Bodies, Real and Imagined (CC BY-NC-SA)

This compilation has several purposes. It is meant to gather OER sources on health literacy related to body weight, nutrition, and movement, and it is meant to problematize the cultural meaning of these readings. Roughly, this anthology is divided into two parts—informational and theoretical–but the two parts inform each other as parts of a larger conceptual discussion of how medical research and journalism influence and are influenced by social stereotypes, constructed ideas about bodies, food, and individual choices within social systems.


WISC-Online Health Science (CC BY-NC)

A collection of videos relating to health science.

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