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MICROBIOLOGY VISUAL MNEMONICS

Automate your memory recall of high yield microbiology topics. Learn much faster and intuitively, and remember much longer. 160 + micro-organisms.

3 Step Learning

We’ve broken it down to 3 simple steps to ace your microbiology exams.

Why Visual Mnemonics?

We all know how difficult it is to learn and remember vast amounts of information, especially when it comes to medicine. The human brain is not designed to remember large amounts of information for long periods of time, and this is where visual mnemonics can help.

 

Visual mnemonics are memory aids that use pictures and images to help you remember information. They work by association, linking the information you want to remember with a visual image. This means that you can recall the information more easily, more quickly and keep remembering it for much longer (see the references below).

 

There are many different ways to create visual mnemonics. You can use everyday objects, such as a pencil or a penny coin, to create an image that represents the information you want to remember, such as penicillin. Or you can create more abstract images, using shapes or symbols, such as wings that look like lungs to represent lungs.

 

We’ve minimised the work you have to do, by creating medical visual mnemonics courses. So go ahead, start learning medicine more effectively and ace your exams!

Scientific studies on mnemonics

Pubmed study comparing memory recall of students studying endocrinology with and without the method of loci, notes significantly improved performance in those using the method of loci (MoL).
Qureshi et. al. 2014. Pubmed
The method of loci as a mnemonic device to facilitate learning in endocrinology leads to improvement in student performance as measured by assessments
"The method of loci, can powerfully boost memory. Memory training enhanced durable, longer-lasting memories. [MoL is ] associated with better performance after 4 months. Mnemonic training boosts durable memory formation through decreased task-based activation and increased consolidation thereafter."
Wagner et. al. 2021. Pubmed
Durable memories and efficient neural coding through mnemonic training using the method of loci
"[Method of loci has the] potential to improve recall of information relevant to exam performance and academic success" - Quote from a study highlighting the advantages of the method of loci over traditional learning.
Twomey and Kroneisen, 2021. Pubmed
The effectiveness of the loci method as a mnemonic device: Meta-analysis

What Our Early Testers Had to say

image24 _ Florence scott
Medical student - Florence
5/5

The course is an excellent resource for students who want to learn medicine. The information is very comprehensive, with it lecture notes and audio notes, and that’s without including the visual mnemonics, which are just a great bonus.
I would definitely recommend it!

image13 _ William Davies
Medical student - Will
4/5

This course is amazing! As a medical student, I found it extremely helpful with seeing microbiology from a different perspective, and that helped with retaining the information and understanding the material in more depth. Nice references used, and I can tell that a great amount of care went into making this course. 

The audio lectures and lecture notes are also super helpful and make it easy to review the material. Overall, this is a good course for anyone looking to improve their understanding of medicine and score higher on their exams.

Image27_ Amy Martel
Medical student - Amy
5/5

I’m a big fan of mnemonic devices, I’ve used them for some time now and they’re great. But the problem is that they take a lot of time to make.
Which is why this course really delivers. It’s helped me learn and remember the bugs and drugs, in a fraction of the time it would take me to try and create my own mnemonics. And the scenes are just nice to look at, they really tie it all together.
The fact that you get a workbook included, is extremely helpful. I’ll definitely keep using it.

image14 Jake Hall
Medical student - Jake
5/5

Did I detect a hint of humor in a medical course?! Jokes aside, love what you’ve done with the course, look forward to the pharmacology course. Keep it up, looks great.

image19 Olivia wood
Nursing student - Olivia
4.5/5

I’ve always wanted to try using memory palaces, they sound like magic, or like having super powers. After spending 2 weeks with this course, I learned 2 things. One is that it is still learning, even if it’s easier that memorizing texts, it’ll take about 1 week for the brain to get use to the images as information (which is why it’s so nice that you’ve combined mnemonics into memorable scenes, so there are less scenes to remember).
The second thing is that, come week 2, I found that I could easily place myself into those scenes when I closed my eyes. And then with my eyes open! So now I sort of feel like a wizard of microbiology (if that’s a thing).
Point is, I love what I’ve seen so far! It’s a lot more fun that I imagined.

About us

What if there was a better way?

This simple question describes the creation of MDScene.com. Having gone through medical school, and undergraduate health care studies, through the many all-nighters of revision, the many weekends pouring over textbooks and hauling up in libraries, we asked ourselves, what if there was a better and faster way to learn? Instead of brute-forcing facts into our brains, what if we could instinctively remember them, and automate our recall.

Researching into the world memory championships, and scientific literature, we came upon the method of loci. Simply put, it’s an extremely effective memory technique that converts information into more familiar images. 

It is this very memory technique that is used by the world’s best memory champions and the highest-ranking healthcare students.

And so we set to work, creating MDScene.com.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

These courses are for healthcare students. Namely medical students, physician associates, nursing students, and allied health professionals. 

The topics covered in each course should give you a strong base on the specific topic (be it microbiology, pharmacology etc.)

However, we must stress that this course does not replace your normal university lectures, clinical attachments and local guidelines; therefore use these courses as adjuncts to your university studies. 

They should save you a lot of revision time, improve your speed of recall, and allow you to remember a vast amount of knowledge for much longer. Ultimately, these courses will make the learning journey much more enjoyable.

Yes, the required curriculums of all three have been thoroughly reviewed during the creation of our courses.

The courses also lend themselves to healthcare studies in additional fields and countries.

All video courses have a free trial of 5 lessons. To access these, simply click on here, or click on the ‘ACCESS HERE’ button.

Our videos range from 5 minutes to 25minutes depending on the topic, but average around 10 minutes. 

Our advice is to watch the video on your first revision session, and in future sessions, you may use the summary workbook to quickly revise key points in seconds.

The workbook is now included with the Microbiology Visual Mnemonic Course.

Yes, we offer a 7-day refund on all purchases, no questions asked, so long as no digital downloads have been made! 

To submit a refund claim, send us a message through the “Contact us” page, or email [email protected] with your MDScene account details.

All contents have been researched and referenced against up-to-date scientific literature.

These have also been reviewed and vetted prior to publishing.

Access the reference list here.

 

Major Updates:

  • Pharmacology release – 1st Quarter of 2023

Minor Updates (4th quarter of 2022): 

  • Updates based on user feedback
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