Use our videos in education

Teachers and lecturers all over the world use healthtalk.org

Healthtalk.org is a treasure trove of teaching resources with 35,000+ videos of people sharing their experiences of health and illness and now you can share our videos directly to your students through your website, Virtual Learning Environment or lesson slides!

"healthtalk.org is... very vivid, it’s very human and it can give the most amazing enlargement of experience. One couldn’t do in real life nearly as much as the videos provide and they’re wonderful teaching tools."
The late Dr. Oliver Sacks, neurologist and best-selling author

Why use healthtalk.org resources in teaching?

  • Reliable content

All of the content is based on academic qualitative research, from non-commercial funding sources such as the National Institute for Health Research.
  • Exam results and confidence improves with healthtalk.org videos

Research by Snow et al (2016)* showed that medical students’ knowledge retention, confidence and exam results were significantly better when healthtalk.org patient experience videos were included in their online learning module, compared to a group who saw videos of a clinician.
  • Hundreds of topics are covered

We have tens of thousands of video and audio clips of people sharing their experiences of more than 100 health conditions and social issues. Browse our range of videos or use the search.
  • Use our videos in your presentation, online learning, website or virtual learning environment

Since launching 2001, healthtalk.org patient videos have been used all over the world to teach many subjects, including: Medicine, Nursing, Allied health professions, Humanities (psychology, sociology, anthropology), Social care, Personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education, English as a foreign language, Creative writing and more.

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*Rosamund Snow, Joanna Crocker, Katherine Talbot, Jane Moore & Helen Salisbury (2016) Does hearing the patient perspective improve consultation skills in examinations? An exploratory randomized controlled trial in medical undergraduate education, Medical Teacher, 38:12, 1229-1235, DOI: 10.1080/0142159X.2016.1210109