Health Professions Education Center

Computer & Media Resources

Media Library

The HPEC provides a valuable library of learning resources (including the largest video collection of health-related titles within CUNY) to faculty and students at the Brookdale Campus. Students, assisted by HPEC staff, may view materials in screening rooms and multimedia study-carrels.

The HPEC is continually adding new titles to the media library, making the development of our DVD and Video collection a dynamic process.

Prior to the start of a semester, we encourage faculty to provide us with a copy of their syllabi so that we may recommend a list of complementary videos from our collection.

Listed below are sample offerings from our extensive media collection organized by subject. For a complete reference list of individual titles offered exclusively through the HPEC, please visit the center in person. Users may also browse our online catalog from any computer connected to the Hunter College network.

HPEC Online Catalog

For step by step instructions on how to search through the catalog, please click here.

In addition to the videos offered exclusively through the HPEC, Hunter College provides students access to Kanopy Films, an online, streaming video service featuring many health-related films.

Access to Medcom Trainex

School of Nursing students now have access to streaming healthcare and nursing-related videos through Medcom Trainex. Visit the HPEC today to receive your login information and began using this excellent resource. See the list of 100 titles below.

Access to Nurse Tim Webinars

CUNY has purchased access to Nurse Tim Webinars for one year. With over 60 Live and Recorded Webinars--ranging from Teaching Strategies, Assessments and Exams, Labs and Clinicals, Curriculum and Faculty Success--this subscription is a great online resource for Faculty.

For a full listing of the available webinars, please click here.
For instructions on registering, please click here.

HPEC's Customized Search Engine for Health-Related Media

Still in the early beta phase, this is a customized Google engine which searches a growing list of websites known to offer video and other streaming content.

Since many educational organizations and media outlets now host full-length content online, this custom search engine aims to make it easier to find quality educational content for students, faculty, and service providers in the health professions. Our goal is to quickly and efficiently locate videos, documentaries, podcasts, lectures, interactive flash content, and other educational media. We're still refining the list of websites included in the index, so some content may not be appropriate.

Help us grow by suggesting new sites here.

Note: HPEC assumes no responsibility for the content found through this search.

Additional Free Streaming Media Resources

Medical Image Slide Libraries

Below is a list of links to unique repositories containing thousands of medical images and videos covering a variety of topics.

Note: Many of the following sites contain images that are of a graphic nature. While most images are licensed under the Creative Commons license for non-commercial use, some collections may contain copyrighted material. Please refer to each database for specific licensing and usage information.

Medical Image Libraries and Learning Resources

Media Evaluation and Review—Alpha & Beta Testing

For over 15 years, the HPEC has served as a beta test site for numerous film, video, and computer software developers. The HPEC coordinates beta-testing using a comprehensive evaluation process and provides producers with critical feedback and complete product reviews. To learn more, click here.


HPEC works with ICIT to ensure that all classroom and lab computers at Brookdale meet or exceed the core software requirements set forth by the Hunter College Software Advisory Committee.

For Faculty

All instructor computers in Smart and Enhanced Classrooms have Microsoft Office 2007 (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), PASW statistical software, Firefox internet browser, and Adobe Reader, in addition to standard Windows XP applications (Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Windows Movie Maker, etc.).

On the Mezzanine, the ORGS PC lab is available for faculty and research center staff and has Microsoft Office 2007, Adobe Acrobat Pro 9, PASW, SAS, R Console, Nvivo, QDS, Adobe CS4 Master Edition (Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Final Cut Pro, Snagit, InDesign, Premier Pro, Dreamweaver, etc.), Firefox and IE internet browsers, and various media players. Resources in the ORGS lab are reserved for grant writing and research-related purposes, with additional support and consultation services available from ORGS staff.

For Students

The HPEC has computers with over 150 discipline-specific software packages. Microsoft Office is not available on these computers.

The Public PC Lab (E015) and PC Classroom (E016) contain Microsoft Office 2007, PASW, EndNote, Mathematica, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Google Earth, ArcView Geographic Information System, Firefox and IE internet browsers, and various media players (QuickTime, Windows Media Player, Real Player). Students may print in E015 using their Hunter OneCard.

Students may work on research or classroom assignments in the Health Professions Library, located on the second floor of the West Building at the Brookdale Campus, which has computer stations with Microsoft Office 2007, PASw, EndNote, and Windows Media Player. Printing is permitted using a Hunter OneCard.

Computer-Assisted Instructional Packages (CAI)

HPEC features hundreds of health-related, computer-assisted instructional packages (CAI), interactive video discs (IVDs), and multimedia CD-ROMs. Our staff work closely with students in the use of these resources, especially in preparation for licensing or certification exams. For a complete list of CAIs and to track your progress, download our CAI Score Booklet (PDF).

Computer Reservation Policy

HPEC maintains a PC lab on the west Mezzanine of the Brookdale Campus for the use of instructional software and other media. Computers are available to students by appointment, though walk-ins are also accepted based on availability. A school or other photo ID is required to use HPEC media resources.

Students must also adhere to CUNY Policy on Acceptable Use of Computer Resources.

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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday
9:00am to 9:00pm
9:00am to 5:00pm
Please see calendar for any schedule changes.

Health Professions Education Center
425 East 25th Street
West Mezzanine
New York, NY 10010
Tel: 212.481.5129
Fax: 212.481.8798

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