SecondLook™ Mobile Applications


The SecondLookTM mobile applications are self-review tools, mainly for college- and professional school-level students. They provide a series of images with questions and answers for users to test their knowledge and skill level before taking tests and examinations. SecondLookTM apps covering several basic biomedical subjects are currently available or are in preparation. All SecondLookTM applications are compatible with iPads and iPhones and with Android devices. See below for a list of SecondLookTM mobile applications that can be downloaded from the Apple iTunes Store and from the Google Play Store.

SecondLookTM Histology, an Award-Winning App

The original SecondLookTM Histology iPad application features actual microanatomy images and professionally drawn illustrations and has been downloaded more than 20,000 times in over 140 countries. In 2013 it earned Dr. Hortsch the University of Michigan Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize.

Available SecondLook™ Mobile Applications:
The SecondLookTM Histology application is a study aid, for students learning or reviewing histology, also called microanatomy. It provides a comprehensive series of histology slides with questions and answers for users to self-test their level of knowledge, ability to recognize histological structures, and to understand their functional significance.    



The Neuroanatomy SecondLook™ application is a review tool that uses neuroanatomical images for assessing the user's level of knowledge about the human central nervous system. The images in the Neuroanatomy SecondLook application were captured using the University of Michigan plastinated anatomy collection. 


Musculoskeletal Anatomy

The Musculoskeletal Anatomy SecondLook™ application is a review resource that helps users to assess their level of knowledge about the human musculoskeletal system. The images in the Musculoskeletal Anatomy SecondLook application were captured using the University of Michigan plastinated, osteology and embalmed anatomy specimen collections. 

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Oral Radiology

The SecondLook™ Oral Radiology application helps learners of the dental sciences to self-test their level of knowledge and ability to recognize technical errors, anatomical structures, dental disease, and maxillofacial pathology in intraoral and panoramic radiographs, as well as CBCT scans.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Oral Radiology series

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The Basic Radiology SecondLook application is a review tool that uses clinical images for assessing the user's level of knowledge about various aspects of human radiographic analysis. The images in the Basic Radiology SecondLook application were donated by University of Michigan faculty members and some images were used with permission from Oxford University Press.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Basic Radiology series

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Organic Chemistry I

The SecondLook™ Organic Chemistry I mobile applications help students taking a college-level basic organic chemistry course to prepare and self-test their level of knowledge about basic organic chemistry concepts.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the Organic Chemistry I series

About Us

About the Creator

Michael Hortsch, Ph.D., is Professor in the Departments of Cell and Developmental Biology and of Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School where he has been teaching medical and dental histology since 1991. He is also investigating how and why novel electronic teaching resources support or sometimes interfere with effective learning.

About the Team

The SecondLookTM apps have been developed as collaborations between content specialists, Dr. Hortsch and Learning Design & Publishing/University of Michigan Medical School Information Services.

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