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Media Resources in Health Sciences

This guide provides access to health resources that are available as streaming video, as interactive online, or as stand alone DVD.

Welcome to the Kellogg

Featured Vendor - NFB

The Dalhousie Libraries have arranged access to the National Film Board "Screening Room"

This is a site license that it permits screening of  any streaming video on the NFB website in the classroom.

To find out what is available go to  and select Explore for a list of films by Subject, Director or alphabetical by Title.

Media resources come in many shapes and sizes

The Kellogg Health Sciences Library and strategic faculty partners purchase and/or subscribe to a range of video and image sources.  This guide offers a subject arrangement for some our our major sources. 

Some of the video content is hosted locally and provided by streaming video (compressed for live viewing over the Internet), others are files that come from internet vendors and the video is best downloaded. 

A number of our image sources allow faculty and students to easily create powerpoints and course content. 

Our DVD title list is small but growing.

We welcome suggestions for new content and improvements to the guide itself.

Featured Title: New 5th Edition of Bates' Videos (2014)

New edition of: Bates Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Now in its 5th edition Bates Physical Examination videos feature completely reshot content, and delivers head-to-toe and systems-based physical examination techniques for all health professionals. The site features more than 8 hours of video content.

For permanent links to one of the individual modules in Bates go to our Physical Examination tab.

PLEASE NOTE: Dalhousie's subscription does NOT include the OSCE clinical skills videos.

Featured Title: Dirty Doctors: Hygiene in the hospital (view with Quicktime)

Dirty Doctors

Every year, hundreds of thousands of unsuspecting patients develop an infection during a hospital stay. Using hidden cameras, this program ventures into supposedly state-of-the-art hospitals and exposes procedural lapses that place lives at risk. Dr. Michael Gardam, director of the University Health Network’s Infection Prevention Unit in Toronto, shows viewers how easily microbes can be spread and points to physicians as frequently negligent agents of MRSA and other illnesses. Case studies include a former athlete whose agility and strength are gone and a woman who contracted a paralyzing infection while giving birth. The program also illustrates methods for improving conditions and procedures.

Originally presented as an episode of the CBC News program Marketplace in 2007.  (26 minutes Quicktime video).