Academics at UNSW

This is YOUR Academic Hub

Learning academic content is always going to be central to understanding the broad topic of Medicine. As a student and future doctor an important skill to learn is how to balance this learning with all the other beautiful things the medical community has to offer. This community is something we try to emphasise at UNSW and we hope you feel it through the many experiences and mentoring opportunities we offer but also through the learning community we aim to cultivate. This is on display below with the many hand-made academic resources we have created for future students over the years from student course notes, to comprehensive phase summaries to useful diagrams. If you have any ideas on how we can improve our academic supports please send through an email to academics@medsoc.org.au.

Phase Summaries

We have put together summaries for what to expect upon entering each Phase of the UNSW Medicine Program. Each Phase comprises 2 years of teaching, with Phase 1 being mainly focused on foundational theoretical knowledge and history taking, Phase 2 focusing on the transition to patient diagnosis and Phase 3 finally rounding out all your prior learning and focusing on patient management. We also have extensive guides on each year of learning which can be found on our Publications page.

MedSoc Resources

Being part of the UNSW Medicine program comes with many academic perks as well but they’re often spread across many mediums and can be tricky to access. To help with that, our team has compiled some student and UNSW acquired resources below.

MedConnex

MedConnex is a separate site that MedSoc uses to collate all our students resources in one centralised hub. If you yourself have a resource for the site please email academicresources@medsoc.org.au!

Event Recordings

For the many events we run, most we also record most of them for future enjoyment! We have our own Moodle page where we store these on Echo360 with Faculty’s website.

Collated UNSW Resources

Access Medicine
  • Suitable for: Phases 2-3
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Textbooks, quick reference tools, Multimedia, Flashcards, self assessment quizzes, clinical cases
Access Surgery
  • Suitable for: Phases 2-3
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Textbooks, quick reference tools, Multimedia, Flashcards, self assessment quizzes, clinical cases
Australia Medicines Handbook (AMH)
  • Suitable for: All Phases
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Australian drug information includes drug interactions and some calculators
BMJ Best Practice
  • Suitable for: Phases 2-3
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Best evidence, guidelines, point of care reference, includes calculators, comorbidities tool, procedural videos
BMJ Learning
  • Suitable for: Phases 2-3 Statements of completion can be added to eMed Portfolio as Evidence of Achievement
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Online learning modules
OVID Ebooks
  • Suitable for: All Phases
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Clinical textbooks including 5 minute series
Psychiatry Online
  • Suitable for: Phases 2-3
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Books, Journals, podcasts, DSM-5
The Calgary Guide
  • Suitable for: All Phases
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Pathology flow charts understanding disease 
Cochrane Library
  • Suitable for: All Phases
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Systematic reviews, Clinical answers database
EMBASE
  • Suitable for: All Phases – 
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Major medicine bibliographic database from Elsevier
Encyclopaedia of Life Sciences
  • Suitable for: Phase 2-3
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Peer -reviewed articles in the life sciences,
    Arranged in topic and themes, includes overview articles
Informit (including EduTV)
  • Suitable for: All Phases All Phases (Use for Australian health articles not included in major databases such as EMBASE and Medline,
    Includes Indigenous collection
    . EduTV includes access to TV broadcasts)
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Australian databases, educational videos and documentaries
JOVE
  • Suitable for: Phases 2-3
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Journal of Visualised Experiments, and Science Education, includes biology, clinical skills and psychology
MIMS Online
  • Suitable for: All Phases
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Australian pharmaceutical database, information on prescription and non-prescription drugs
Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy
  • Suitable for: All Phases
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Anatomy Video Atlas
Anatomy.tv (Primal Pictures)
  • Suitable for: All Phasesincludes access to PALMS, Perceptual and Adaptive Learning. Modules can be used for self assessment
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Anatomy 3D atlas, videos, anatomy and physiology modules, clinical specialties
Complete Anatomy
  • Suitable for: All Phases
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Anatomy resources
eMedici Bates’ Visual Guide to Physical Examination
  • Suitable for: Phases 2-3
  • Access: UNSW Library
  • Physical examination and OSCE Clinical Skills Videos
eMedici
  • Suitable for: All Phases – free access for UNSW students
  • Access: eMedici
  • Question item bank, mock exams and case studies