Useful Resources for Learning and Study
This list is a very informal one and does not reflect offical ECLAM study recommendations. If you have resources to add, please email the Secretariat.
Improve your study habits:
- Concept maps
- What are they? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUEqM-4BP4w
- How to make one by hand (introduction): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZJj6DwCqSU
- Why they work as self-study aids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FSrlIP3yVjs (it’s a bit long, so click on Chapters to navigate quickly through the video)
- Rather long presentation on using concept mapping in teaching and learning: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdHG66opp5Y&t=45s
- How they are used in exams: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQX0tJw8dhs
- Download and use Cmaps and/or Serolearn.
- Practical tips for students and teachers (in our Zotero database): learn how to ask good questions, use analogy (like the lock-and-key concept of how enzymes work), construct concept maps, join a peer-tutoring group, develop critical thinking skills, do self-reflection, use learning resources, ask for feedback, apply knowledge to new problems, use simulations, learn by doing.
Online books and journals:
Those which are recommended by ECLAM can be accessed here.
- Interactive e-books from the University of Georgia (USA) on general veterinary topics: https://books.apple.com/us/author/educational-resources-university-of-georgia/id1021256510?see-all=books
Websites and Wikis
- Norecopa has a Refinement Wiki with many interesting pages. Please consider becoming a contributor. https://wiki.norecopa.no/index.php/Special:AllPages
- Fondazione Guido Bernardini
- Davis-Thompson Foundation for the advancement of veterinary and comparative pathology. They have a Spanish section as well as English courses.
- British Society of Toxicological Pathology has many courses of interest for lab animal vets.
- EUPRIM-Net: for nonhuman primate courses
- Karolinska Institutet offers free webinars in lab animal science which provide basic knowledge for residents