Free Online Course – IT for Health Professionals

Are you a health professional who is interested in learning more about Information Technology (IT)? The Oregon Health & Science University has created a free online course for health professionals called Introduction to Information and Computer Science.

Doctor Working on Computer Funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, the course is intended for professionals with little or no IT experience. The course is comprised of 37 online lectures requiring approximately 50 hours total to complete.

Topics covered include:

  • Basic Computing Concepts, Including History
  • Internet and the World Wide Web
  • Computer Hardware
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Programming
  • Databases and SQL
  • Networks
  • Security
  • Information Systems
  • Future of Computing

Visit the course website to learn more.

Do you have what it takes to be a veterinarian?

Find out through The University of Edinburgh’s new massive open online course (MOOC) – EDIVET.

The University of Edinburgh's MOOC EDIVET

The University of Edinburgh’s MOOC EDIVET

The course is FREE and open to the public. Online classes start May 19th, 2014, and last for 5 weeks with an estimated workload of 3-5 hours per week.

Topics covered:

  • The past, present and future of veterinary medicine
  • An introduction to Body Systems
  • Basic Animal Care
  • Veterinary Professional Skills
  • An Introduction to Clinical Skills

“This course is for anyone interested in learning more about Veterinary Medicine, giving a ‘taster’ of courses covered in the first year of a veterinary degree and an idea of what it is like to study Veterinary Medicine.”

Visit the EDIVET homepage to learn more.

Vet Apps!

In conjunction with our new website design (coming soon!), the library has been developing exciting new resources for Penn Vet faculty and students.

Check out our new Veterinary Apps page to browse vet-related mobile apps covering a wide range of topics, including:

“The Veterinary Antimicrobial Reference Guide to Effective Treatment. For treating microbial infections in small animals.”
Available for: iPhone/iPad | Android

Horse Anatomy: Equine 3D Horse Anatomy: Equine 3D
“Explore the anatomy of the horse in 3D space. This app covers superficial landmarks, most muscles, the bones, and the organs.”
Available for: iPhone/iPad | Android

Poultry International Magazine Poultry International Magazine
“Covers the trends, news, interactive features, and products from Poultry International magazine. Discover the latest poultry advances, technology and trends.”
Available for: iPhone/iPad | Android

Exotic Pet Vet Exotic Pet Vet
“Covers husbandry, nutrition and handling, common diseases, treatments, and formulary for commonly presented birds, reptiles, and small mammals.”
Available for: Android

Merck Veterinary Manual The Merck Veterinary Manual
“Contains authoritative guidelines for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of animal disorders and diseases. For companion, production, exotic, and laboratory animals.”
Available for: iPhone/iPad | Android

Veterinary Board Exam Review Veterinary Board Exam Review
“To prepare for the NAVLE®, BCSE, PAVE QE, and regional vet board licensing exams.”
Available for: iPhone/iPad | Android

To learn more about these and many other apps, including how to download to your smartphone or tablet, visit our Veterinary Apps page. You can also email us to suggest other helpful vet apps.

New Penn Vet Site is Live!

New Penn Vet website

Some very exciting news to share: The all-new redesigned Penn Vet website is now live. The URL remains the same ( but will now direct users to the new interface.  Links to the Vet Library homepage are in the footer section of every page as well as in the Student Life section.

An Animal Life: the Beginning – novel by 4 Penn Vet grads

Now on hand – copies of An Animal Life: the Beginning, described as a “scientific medical mystery (animals and people are dying) and a quest for True Love (AnAnimalLifeCoverwith a real cowboy) that unfolds as newbie first-year students struggle to survive the academic gauntlet of veterinary school.”

The book is the first in a series of books by four Penn Vet graduates: Howard Krum, Roy Yanong, Scott Moore and Patty Hogan

“An Animal Life: The Beginning is a novel written and illustrated by four veterinarians and inspired by their real-life experiences as classmates at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine.”

Check here for availability.

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