Self-enrol on the St George’s Library module in Canvas

In case you didn’t already know, the Library now has a home in Canvas – St George’s virtual learning environment (VLE). You should expect to see content and resources develop in the SGUL Library module over the coming academic year, but for now the module has a key role in hosting this year’s Online Library Inductions – see here for more information.

If you don’t see the SGUL Library module on your Canvas dashboard, it’s really easy to enrol yourself:

  1. Click the support icon in the global navigation
  2. Click the link to Extra Curricular / Learning Resources
  3. Select the Library icon
  4. Click ‘Join this module’ on the right-hand side of the page

Alternatively, this very short video will guide you through the process.

If you have any questions about the Library module in Canvas, Library inductions etc. please email us on

Natalie’s Casebook: an experiment in biomedical education.

Natalie’s Casebook is an biomedical education website run by Dr James Moffatt, a senior lecturer in physiology at St George’s University of London.

screenshot of natalie's casebook homepage
Screenshot of Natalie’s Casebook homepage

Structured in a style similar to case-based or problem-based learning, but filtered through ‘Natalie’, a junior doctor coping with acute medical practice, it is aimed at medical students at all levels of their education.

There are currently four modules available: Respiratory, Renal, Cardiovascular and Pharmacology, with cases for each module. Picking a case to view, will lead to case notes and relevant tags. There are two types of tags  ‘Basic Knowledge’  tags for early year students and ‘Clinical Knowledge’  for later years students. Tags lead to pop-up windows with further information.

Screenshot of a case page
Screenshot of a case page

More explanation on how to use the site and who it is for can be found on the About page.

The website has a clean and easy to use layout, it works well on mobile devices. It is currently a work in progress and mainly respiratory-related, but  new cases with more cardiovascular content will be added over the next month or two. Dr Moffatt’s plan is to eventually summarise most physiological areas.

You can follow  Dr James D Moffatt’s twitter on Twitter: .