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Open Educational Resources

Open Education Resources (OERs) are teaching and learning materials that are freely and openly available. They can be text documents, audio, video, multimedia, tests, software, learning objects or any other tool used for learning and teaching. The key is that they can be widely distributed and adapted with clear reuse terms, often under a Creative Commons license.

SIM Scenario Exchange
The Exchange is a repository of free resources, including simulation scenarios, links to virtual simulations, scenario development tools & templates, and assessment/evaluation tools. The Exchange fosters collaboration amongst simulationists for the sharing, improvement, and adaptation of resources. A free Simulation Canada website account is required to access the simulation materials.

Open Educational Resources for Nursing by the Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (2022)

Nursing Pharmacology by Chippewa Valley Technical College (2020)
This open-access Nursing Pharmacology textbook is designed for entry-level undergraduate nursing students. It explains basic concepts of pharmacology and describes common medication classes.

Boundless Anatomy and Physiology by Lumen Learning (2017)
This is a comprehensive text covering topics ranging from the human body organ systems, immunology, human development, reproduction, nutrition, metabolism, disorders and ageing of organ systems.

For more information, please consult the University of Ottawa's OER Medicine & Health Sciences Research Guide.



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