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Biomedicine - Useful websites

A range of high-quality resources for biological sciences are available on the web. For subject specific resources look at these guides:


The page provides a useful list of websites to different aspects of the biomedical module. Please note the list is not extensive and many websites cross-over with different modules within the full course outline. Please see below.

Human Anatomy

  • Get Body Smart: Animated overviews and quizzes to explain the structure and function on a wide range of human body systems.
  • Grays Anatomy: A comprehensive overview of a number of bodily systems; explaining in detail the role of each within the human body.
  • Teach Me Anatomy: Gives detailed insights into the anatomical structures found within the body; explaining in detail the location, structure and function of each organ. Additionally, offering thorough and labelled diagrams, which are useful for anatomy labs/quizzes.

Cell Biology and Cancer

  • Leukaemia Foundation: Provides useful information on a number of blood cancers which is useful knowledge for a number of overlapping modules.
  • Cancer Council: A very useful overview of a number of cancer types, the modes of detection and treatment as well as directing the user to a number of external resources.
  • Cancer Research UK: A broad overview of many cancer-related topics, in form of statistical data, external resources and information on the different treatments.
  • UKCTG: The latest and upcoming research in the field of cancer and provides very worthwhile information on a range of topics relevant to your course.

Development and Disease

  • BioInteractive: Search for hundreds of free resources and the interactive elements help you to understand concepts easily and clearly, making learning more beneficial.
  • Microbiology Info: A wealth of information on a range of microbiology topics and gives you an etiological overview of a number of different diseases.
  • Microbiology online: Descriptions on a number of microbiology titles and also offers engaging content microbiology topics, quizzes, and tutorials.


  • Code Breakers - Makers of Modern Genetics: A online research guide to the history of genetics created by the Wellcome Library.
  • KU Medical Centre: Useful in understanding the research surrounding genetics and the related fields and gives an overview of the external work surrounding the vast topic of genetics.
  • The Medical Biomedical Page: Provides reviews on a number of different biochemistry topics which is useful in explaining why genetic conditions arise.
  • Science - Human Genome Special Issue: Freely available issue of the journal Science contains the report of the sequencing of the human genome by a group of authors led by Craig Venter of Celera.
  • Structural Genomics Knowledgebase: Research data and resources from the Protein Structure Initiative, complemented with structural biology updates from Nature Publishing Group.


  • Mayo Clinic: Offering an A-Z guide and focused information on a range of health-related topics, with expert knowledge from hundreds of experts in the scientific field.
  • Synap: Practise your knowledge about neuroscience through the form of MCQs.

Other Useful Websites

  • BioMed Central: High-quality information on a range of topics, allowing you to explore Journals by subject (Biomedicine, Chemistry, Dentistry).
  • Histology Slides Databases: Very useful information on different anatomical slides and complimentary histological slides that are very useful for lab work.
  • Lab Tests Online: A comprehensive guide on a number of pathological tests and provides a thorough list of a range of blood disorders and related diseases.
  • Medscape: A very detailed overview on a number of different topics and lets you browse by specialty; covering a number of topics within medicine, surgery and paediatrics.
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