Features for Basic Health Sciences Courses

Engage students with immersive content, tools, and experiences

Created specifically for Health Professions students and instructors, MyLab Health Professions supports students’ mastery and application of the skills they’ll need for a successful career in health care. Available for a variety of Health Professions disciplines, MyLab lets your students practice what they learn, test their understanding, and use a variety of media resources to better absorb course material and grasp difficult concepts.

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Give students access to their Pearson eText anytime, anywhere

Pearson eText

Pearson eText is a simple-to-use, personalized reading experience available within MyLab.

Students can use their computer or the mobile app to easily highlight and take notes all in one place — even when offline.

Seamlessly integrated videos and rich media* give students access to the help they need, when they need it.

You can also share your own notes with students so they see the connection between their reading and what they learn in class.

*Available with select titles.

Build critical-thinking and decision-making skills

What If? Scenarios, Dynamic EKG Strips, and Case Studies

Critical-thinking assignments challenge learners to respond to thought-provoking questions, ask intelligent questions, and make informed decisions.

What If? Scenarios* guide students through a video case study and help them hone their reasoning skills as they make both action- and knowledge-based decisions.

Makely What If? Scenarios

*Available with:

  • Makely, Professionalism in Health Care, 5th Edition

Dynamic, animated EKG strips** enhance case studies and offer ample opportunities to get practice with a wide range of clinical scenarios.

Ellis Dynamic EKG Strip

**Available with:

  • Ellis, EKG: Plain and Simple, 4th Edition

Case Studies*** prompt students to use clinical reasoning to apply chapter information to realistic medical scenarios.

Colbert Case Study

***Available with:

  • Colbert, Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease, 3rd Edition
  • Colbert, Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions, 4th Edition
  • Zelman, Human Diseases, 8th Edition

Engage visual learners

Anatomy Labeling and Animation Activity Homework Assignments

Anatomy Labeling* exercises use artwork from the text and give students a fun, interactive way to test their knowledge of the human form.

Anatomy Labeling Exercise

*Available with:

  • Colbert, Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease, 3rd Edition
  • Colbert, Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions, 4th Edition

Animation Activity Homework Assignments** simplify and enliven difficult concepts, while assessing student comprehension. Each animation is available in a Multimedia Library, letting you customize assignments.

Animation Activity Homework Assignments

**Available with:

  • Colbert, Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease, 3rd Edition
  • Colbert, Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions, 4th Edition
  • Zelman, Human Diseases, 8th Edition

For the A&P course

Dynamic Study Modules

Using the latest developments in cognitive science, Dynamic Study Modules* help students study chapter topics by adapting to their performance in real time.

As a result, students build the confidence they need to deepen their understanding, participate meaningfully, and perform better — in and out of class.

Available on smartphones, tablets, and computers.

*Dynamic Study Modules are available in MyLab Health Professions for:

  • Colbert, Anatomy, Physiology, and Disease, 3rd Edition
  • Colbert, Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professions, 4th Edition

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For the EKG for Health Professions course

Interactive Learning and True-to-Life Exam Prep

MyLab for Ellis, EKG: Plain and Simple, 4th Edition, also features:

  • Self-paced study modules provide an interactive, self-paced chapter review so students can study difficult concepts in the way they learn best.
  • Interactive A&P labeling activities give students a fun way to learn by doing.
  • Pre-built practice CCT and CET certification exams offer true-to-life exam prep by modeling the exam style, including number of questions and time limits.

For the Professionalism for Health Professions course

Personal Inventory Assessments and MediaShare

MyLab for Makely, Professionalism in Health Care, 5th Edition, also features:

  • PIA (Personal Inventory Assessments) helps students better understand their own personality style and connect what they’re learning to their individual experiences.
  • MediaShare builds the communication skills students need to stand out. In this engaging online environment, peers and instructors interact in role-play activities for interviews and job preparation.
Link from your LMS to MyLab Health Professions

Link from your LMS to MyLab Health Professions

Learning Management System (LMS) Integration

You can now link from Blackboard Learn, Brightspace by D2L, Canvas, or Moodle to MyLab Health Professions. Access assignments, rosters, and resources, and synchronize grades with your LMS gradebook.

For students, single sign-on provides access to all the personalized learning resources that make studying more efficient and effective.

Learn more about our LMS integration services

Additional Features

A powerful homework and test manager

A powerful homework and test manager lets you create, import, and manage online homework assignments, quizzes, and tests that are automatically graded. You can choose from a wide range of assignment options, including time limits, proctoring, and maximum number of attempts allowed. The bottom line: MyLab means less time grading and more time teaching.

Comprehensive online course content

Filled with a wealth of content that is tightly integrated with your textbook, MyLab lets you easily add, remove, or modify existing instructional material. You can also add your own course materials to suit the needs of your students or department. In short, MyLab lets you teach exactly as you'd like.

Automatic Grading and Performance Reporting

Automatic grading saves you time, while visual reports allow you to quickly identify students who are struggling. The reports also let you assess overall class and individual student achievement.

Robust gradebook tracking

The Gradebook offers an easy way for you and your students to see their performance in your course. Item Analysis lets you quickly see trends by analyzing details like the number of students who answered correctly/incorrectly, time on task, and more. And because it's correlated with the AACSB Standards, you can track students' progress toward outcomes that the organization has deemed important in preparing students to be leaders.

Easily scalable and shareable content

MyLab enables you to manage multiple class sections, and lets other instructors copy your settings so a standardized syllabus can be maintained across your department. Should you want to use the same MyLab course next semester, with the same customized settings, you can copy your existing course exactly — and even share it with other faculty members.