Below is a list of useful resources available to students of the UNSW School of Biomedical Sciences .

When referencing information sources, both print and electronic, you will find the APA Reference Style Guide to be quite useful.

Student Central's eLearning portal directs you to a number of places where you can learn about the common software systems and applications you may encounter through your program.

Online Tutorials 

The ELISE beginners tutorial gives you the basic knowledge for dealing with information appropriately.

You can also watch videos on making the most of UNSW Library.

Library subject guides are designed to be your starting place for research, or for when you have a topic and not much else. These bring together the core web resources in one place and provide a one-click portal into the online resources e.g. Anatomy & PhysiologyPharmacy and Pharmaceutical Medicine .

NEW Virtual software applications such as Matlab and SPSS are available through myAccess Applications Anywhere Anytime.


  • The School of Biomedical Sciences Anatomy Museum is located in G09 on the ground floor of the Wallace Wurth Building (C27). This museum contains a large number of dry and dissected specimens for you to review between 8am-7pm Monday to Friday. Access is via swipe card and is restricted to students currently enrolled in School of Biomedical Sciences courses at UNSW.
  • Museum of Human Disease is located on the ground floor of the Samuels Building (F25). Here you can view a collection of 3,000 human specimens of both infectious and non infectious diseases. The museum is open from 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and can also be accessed via swipe card if you are currently enrolled in a Pathology course at UNSW.
  • UNSW Embryology Embryology education and research website with more than 2,000 content pages and over 11,000 images. The website can be easily searched for content and there is no restriction on access.

Library / reference


  • BEST Network provides UNSW academics with access to a bank of biomedical images, tutorials and tools.

    The Slice image repository hosts the UNSW virtual slide collection as well as hosting over 18,000 biomedical images sourced from institutional collections around the world.

    Images can be annotated by staff and students so that knowledge can be recorded and saved. 
  • Image of Disease (IOD) Database contains over 3000 images relevant to your study as an undergraduate.

    Many of these images represent specimens from the Museum of Human Disease, histopathological images from the student histopathological slide set as well as some diagnostic images such as X-rays.
  • Virtual Slides scans of glass slides used in UNSW teaching for Anatomy, Histology, Histopathology and Phase 1+2 programs