Using ClinicalKey Student

Whether your university is making the transition to distance learning or simply increasing its online education presence, ClinicalKey Student is here to help.

Creating efficiencies

Enhance your online lectures with the presentation tool that allows you to quickly add copy-right cleared images which are properly cited. PowerPoint presentations can also be downloaded and shared with students working remotely.

Adapting to workflows

Create digital learning materials by adding durable URLs that send students directly to specified content. Links can be embedded in presentations or shared through remote conferencing services and instant messaging platforms.

Fostering student improvement

Easily build and assign online assessments from carefully curated medical questions. Continue to monitor students’ performance with detailed dashboards and cumulative data.

Promoting collaboration

Students can stay connected with their fellow students through the sharing capabilities within Bookshelf. Highlights and notes that are made public will allow students to continue to work together virtually.

Supporting learning on the go

The Bookshelf mobile app offers students a seamless experience, as they can continue to highlight text, make notes and create flashcards from their mobile or tablet.

NEW! Webinars

Live webinars deep dive into specific topics and allow for open Q&A. If you can't join us during a webinar, all recordings will be hosted here.

Using ClinicalKey Student in online teaching with assessment capabilities

In this webinar, Product Market Manager, Louisa Sutton covers how to use ClinicalKey Student in preparing online lectures, sharing content with students and testing students' understanding with assessment capabilities.

Using ClinicalKey Student for Nursing & Midwifery

In this webinar, Account Manager, George Spice showcases the foundation capabilities within ClinicalKey Student for nursing and midwifery and shows how to access and use the platform, as well as where to find resources and additional support.

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Mini Cases

Use our mini cases to support self-directed learning and facilitate discussions. Each of these mini dermatology cases consist of a single multiple-choice question, followed by an answer card with direct links for further explanation within ClinicalKey or ClinicalKey Student.

Sample Clinical Cases

Continue to engage with your students through these downloadable clinical cases. They provide sample discussion points and suggestions for the facilitator, as well as links to ClinicalKey Student for further reading and understanding.

Download cases:

  • Sample Case #1: Uncomplicated community acquired pneumonia; suitable for clinical years students, or all years of an integrated course.
  • Sample Case #2: New-onset, uncomplicated type 2 diabetes mellitus; suitable for clinical years students, or all years of an integrated course.

Interactive Clinical Case: Diabetes

Help your students develop their clinical reasoning while studying away from the classroom by sharing our new self-directed clinical patient case on diabetes. Suitable for all clinical year students.


  • Clinical Case on diabetes: You are on placement at a GP surgery and have been asked to see the next patient. Mrs Davis has arrived and needs your help! Can you help her?

Assessment capabilities

Technology-based assessment tools, such as the assessment capabilities within ClinicalKey Student, can foster students’ learning while providing instructors sustainable ways to support their practice of formative assessment. The research provided in this case study shows the effectiveness of formative assessment and the power of feedback to further learning.

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How technology-based assessment can support formative assessment and enhance learningClinicalKey Student – A Case Study

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Coming soon:

  • More clinical cases
  • More Anatomy Dissected videos
  • Macleod's Clinical Examination videos