Our Apps

Our suite of apps are available for Apple and Android devices, and optimised for both tablet and mobile phone screen sizes. Our intention is to disseminate our apps via Apple’s App Store and Google Play and also the app’s code for use and modification by other UGC instructors/students with similar pedagogical concerns. The following mobile apps reflect a fresh approach towards creating apps that are of high functionality and pedagogical value.


INTERPRETATION OF RADIOGRAPHS - GENERAL SKILLS


Interpretation of Radiographs - General Skills app is to help you to adopt a systematic approach towards interrpreting differential diagnoses for radiographic lesions.

  • A learning resource that helps you to understand the ABC's of reading radiographs, anatomy and alignment, bone density, cartilage spaces and soft tissues.
  • ​A quiz designed to test your knowledge of Musculoskeletal medicine and introduce you to basic film interpretation skills. A 'hint' dialogue box appears after submitting an answer, encouraging you to re-evaluate your interpretation.
  • Review clinical situations on the basis of case examples in a format similar to that of clinical vignettes.

INTERPRETATION OF RADIOGRAPHS - LESIONS OF BONE


Medical students may find it particularly difficult to identify bone abnormalities on radiographs. The process of ‘reading’ radiographs is a skill that is developed with experience. Interpretation of Radiographs - Lesions of Bone app is designed to help students hone their skills in reading radiographs.

  • A simple menu that includes a sections of cortical changes, a schematic approach, changes in the periosteum and soft tissues, matrix produced by the lesion and zone of transition.
  • Review problem-based scenarios covering a broad range of clinical topics;
  • Use the self-quiz to test your knowledge and help you to successfully interpret bone-lesions based on the integration between clinical data and radiograph images.

INTERPRETATION OF RADIOGRAPHS - CERVICAL SPINE


Interpretation of Radiographs - Cervical Spine app deals with the  evaluation of cervical spine injuries to help you make the appropriate decisions when treating a number of common conditions.

  • A self tutorial to learn to assess radiographs in cervical spine trauma.
  • Use the self-quiz to proceed from question to question by clicking the "Next" button and receive simple correct/incorrect feedback on each answer.
  • A 3-D visualization to help you undertand the anatomical orientation of the spine, the facet joints and other components of the verterbral motion segment.

INTERPRETATION OF RADIOGRAPHS - CHEST RADIOGRAPHS


Learning to interpret a chest radiograph requires a systematic approach. This app is intended to be a tutorial for learning to interpret chest x-ray films and recognizing the various pathologies.

  • A study tool for those needing training and review of chest x-ray images.
  • Review case based formats, presenting a patient and a chief complaint, then examining various clinical pathologies to look for on chest x-rays.
  • Easily scroll and zoom in on x-ray images using the "pinch to zoom" functionality on your smartphone.
  • Use the self-quiz to test your knowledge and help you to successfully interpret chest radiographs based on the integration between clinical data and radiograph images.

INTERPRETATION OF RADIOGRAPHS - RED FLAG SIGNS


This app offers a comprehensive and user friendly guide to the detection of spinal metastases.

  • A guide to help you screen and triage patients with potentially sinister causes of back pain from those with more common causes such as degenerative or occupation related back conditions
  • A self tutorial to learn "red flag" warnings or common causal underlying pathologies.
  • Easily scroll and zoom in on x-ray images using the "pinch to zoom" functionality on your smartphone.

INTERPRETATION OF RADIOGRAPHS - CT ABDOMEN


This app will help you to follow a systematic approach towards the reading and interpretation of abdominal CT scans.

  • A reference to help you to read a “normal” CT scan, learn specific types of anatomy (bones, muscle, organs, vascular) and better visualize the human body.
  • An intuitive interface that allows you to navigate to see relevant illustrations and details on normal human anatomy seen on the CT scan.
  • A 3-D visualization to help you understand the cross-sectional anatomy, so you are able to appreciate not only the anatomical relationships but the surface representation of organs as well.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION


This app rounds out a valuable suite of common topics related to blood transfusion, blood product administration, blood sampling and transfusion reaction as well as a case study.

  • General guidelines on the hazards of blood transfusion, inappropriate blood transfusion and patient blood management.
  • An enriched interactive learning tool with embedded self-assessed quizzes for reinforcement study on key points related to the above blood transfusion topics.
  • A reference for reviewing blood transfusion topics during internship.
  • Review clinical situations on the basis of case examples in a format similar to that of clinical vignettes.

MEDICATION SAFETY


The learning process has never been made as easy as it has now with our six study modules embedded in this app. This app covers topics of medication safety policy in HA, patient misidentification, electronic prescribing issues, approval use or do not use abbreviations, verbal order and drug allergy.

  • General guidelines on common topics related to medication safety issues.
  • An enriched interactive learning tool with embedded self-assessed quizzes for reinforcement study on key points related to the above medication safety topics.
  • A reference for reviewing medication safety topics during internship.
  • Review clinical situations on the basis of case examples in a format similar to that of clinical vignettes.

CENTRAL ORIENTATION


This app covers a broad range of topic areas such as resuscitation, fluid therapy, legal issues and electrolyte disorder, classified under Central Orientation.

  • General guidelines on resuscitation, fluid therapy, legal issues and electrolyte disorder.
  • An enriched interactive learning tool with embedded self-assessed quizzes for reinforcement study on key points related to the above topics.
  • A reference for reviewing topics during internship.
  • Review clinical situations on the basis of case examples in a format similar to that of clinical vignettes.

SEDATION


This app provides quick access to procedural sedation and best practices for sedation and proper assessment.

  • General guidelines for monitoring and management of patients during and after sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures.
  • A quick resource covering the levels of sedation and procedural factors and protocols involved with sedation, such as setting, duration and pain that may influence the choice of sedative.
  • Use the self-quiz to gauge your knowledge on sedation.