Littmann University

The app for auscultation teaching.

Educate and assess your students on the skill of auscultation with easy access to a large library of real patient heart sounds and murmurs – many that have been vetted by cardiologists and echocardiograms. The Littmann University app – powered by eMurmur – gives instructors the ability to teach and test their students on the recognition of heart murmurs. It’s been adopted by medical schools, nursing schools and physician assistant programs across North America. Pair it with the Littmann Learning app to provide your trainees a bedside-like listening environment during instruction.


  • Create a virtual classroom

  • Access an extensive heart sound and murmur library and stream heart sounds to students

  • Assess trainees’ recognition of heart murmurs in group testing with immediate results for everyone

  • Ideal for in-person, online and simulation teaching

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Instructor Testimonials

Littmann University Case Study: Dr. Inger Olson – Pediatric residents & fellows

Stanford’s Pediatric Cardiology Department

Read how Stanford’s Pediatrics Cardiology Dept. uses Littmann University to replace traditional manikin teaching with app-based learning.

Littmann University Case Study: Dr. Peace Madueme – Medical students

Nemours Children’s Health System

Read how Nemours Children’s Health System uses the innovative apps for modern-day cardiac auscultation teaching.

Littmann Learning Case Study: Dr. Carol Rizer – Nurse practitioner students

University of Texas at Tyler School of Nursing

Read how the University of Texas at Tyler’s School of Nursing uses Littmann Learning to provide cardiac auscultation learning resources for students in hybrid nurse practitioner programs.

Littmann University Case Study: Dr. Nadine Gauthier – Medical students

University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine

Read how the University of Ottawa’s Department of Medicine has incorporated Littmann Learning and Littmann University into their lectures and small group learning to enhance audio quality, conduct real-time student assessment, and reinforce teaching during individual study sessions.

How to achieve proficient cardiac auscultation skills

Auditory repetition

Listening accurately for abnormal heart sounds and murmurs requires practice and repeated exposure to heart sounds.

Visual integration

Research shows that viewing the heart sounds while listening makes it easier for learners to understand what they are hearing.


Listening skills deteriorate over time and the ability to self-assess ones accuracy is key to recognizing when more training is needed.

Refresher learning

Regularly scheduled refresher learning of heart sounds ensures that accurate murmur identification skills remain high over time.