This page contains information for faculty and instructors for teaching and learning activities at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.
Copyrighted images, illustrations, figures, tables, and other visual representations are commonly used for education and learning activities. Such items are often digitized or copied from a resource into a PowerPoint presentation or a Rise module, and/or posted on Keystone or other course management systems. Use of copyrighted material including resources subscribed by Becker Medical Library and the Educational Technology & Innovation Unit (ETIU) from the Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) may be available under fair use.
Recommendations for faculty and instructors:
In addition, some resources subscribed by Becker Medical Library are governed by license agreements that allow for use of material for educational purposes by authorized users such as students, faculty and staff. Check the "Medical Images for instructional handouts and presentations in subscription databases" box on the Using E Books page for a list of resources. Faculty and instructors are responsible for adhering to the license terms from resources and should seek permission for intended uses that exceed license terms or fair use.
Faculty and instructors often use patient or clinical images for curriculum and instruction. Assuming that the images are stored on BJH systems:
Faculty and instructors should confirm that the images are completely de-identified and contain no Protected Health Information (PHI) or HIPAA identifiers. It goes beyond name and date of birth. For example, if the medical record number is visible, it is identifiable and it is a breach. Refer to: HIPAA Identifiers for a list of identifiers that should never display in any image that is used.
Faculty and instructors should also confirm that any redacted PHI does not display on a larger screen such as the case with MRI images. The American College of Radiology offers guidance on confirming that redacted PHI is not visible. Refer to: Keeping PHI out of Medical Image Presentations and Educational Products from the American College of Radiology (ACR).
Becker Medical Library holds licenses to resources such as journals and books, and other material containing images, illustrations, tables, figures and other visual representations. These resources are governed by license agreements that allow for educational uses by authorized users such as students, faculty and staff. These agreements allow authorized users to:
For a list of resources subscribed by Becker Library, scroll to the "Medical Images for instructional handouts and presentations in subscription databases" box on the Using E Books page. Faculty and instructors are responsible for adhering to the license terms from resources and should seek permission for intended uses that exceed license terms or fair use.
Instructors and faculty can also use non-subscribed resources for curriculum purposes. Options are: