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Nine modules

Each includes detailed information, interactive text, image overlays and clinical questions

Four perspectives

To help understand both the theoretical & practical aspects of anatomy, designed to complement any course.

  • Systems: includes conceptual and clinical anatomy
  • Regions: includes surface and functional anatomy
  • Dissection: includes practical procedures and post-mortem
  • Imaging: includes sectional and endoscopic anatomy

Who is it for?

You do not need any prior knowledge of anatomy to use an@tomedia. The interactive text, image overlays, labels and clinical questions are optional, allowing you to explore anatomy at any level of difficulty. An@tomedia will be of great interest to anyone, however it is primarily for anatomy students in tertiary institutions worldwide as well as in postgraduate specialty training. The program presents anatomy from multiple perspectives, so it is appropriate for any curriculum, whether regional/ discipline-based or systems/ problem-based. An@tomedia is ideal as a complementary learning resource for practicals, tutorials and lectures and could even replace an entire anatomy course. Its layer-by-layer dissection also offers an excellent alternative where dissection is not available for cultural or other reasons.

An@tomedia is a particularly useful consultation tool for medical practitioners explaining diagnostic imaging and invasive procedures to patients (as well as in continuing medical education and patient education).

Why is its release timely?

As medical curricula around the world become increasingly busy, the time spent in dissection and tutorials is being reduced. An@tomedia bridges the educational gap by providing students with a detailed anatomy resource to use before, during and after their practicals. It allows them to make better use of their time and to focus on areas of clinical significance, including the anatomical basis of practical procedures. One frequent criticism of traditional (discipline-based) courses is that they don’t facilitate students’ problem-solving skills, while in problem-based courses the content is often lost. By presenting anatomy from multiple perspectives, An@tomedia caters to both types of course. Each module covers the equivalent of 40 hours of course contact time (20 hours of core activities such as lectures or practical classes plus 20 hours of advanced activities such as dissection) for a grand total of 360 hours across all 9 modules.

How has An@tomedia been developed?

An@tomedia represents 100,000 hours of continuous work by the team for 25 years. Each screen has required an average of 60 hours of academic work (eg. 20 hours of dissection, 20 hours of digital imaging and graphics, 20 hours of writing and editing) plus 6 hours of technical work (programming and testing). This also required sustained teamwork, clinical expertise and institutional support. All four perspectives of all nine modules are now fully completed and available online.

What terminology has been used?

Terminology for this CD is based on Terminologica Anatomica (1998) produced by the Federative Committee on Anatomical Terminology (FCAT).

Evolution of an@tomedia

9 Modules
x
4 Perspectives
=
360 hours of learning activities

1968
Primitive prototype

Coloured cardboard cutouts (& adhesive tape)

Fold-away (& replace) structures layer by layer

FLAT 3-D ATLAS

1992-95
Precursors

DISSECTOR: (including clinical procedures)

GUIDE: (systemic & regional)

PILOT BOOKS

1996
Conception

AN@TO
Anatomical content
+
MEDIA
Multimedia technology

COMPUTER GUIDED DISSECTION

1997
Prenatal development

Incorporation of the 3 other perspectives

  • Systems
  • Regions
  • Imaging
  • Dissection

INTERACTIVE ANATOMY

1998
Birth

CD-ROM (for individual purchase)

Institutional site-license (for computer labs)

ANATOMEDIA CD-ROM

1999-2004
Infancy

Development of the first 3 modules

BACK, ABDOMEN & THORAX

2005-10
Childhood

Development of the next 3 modules

GENERAL ANATOMY, PELVIS & UPPER LIMB

2011
Puberty

Conversion to web version (Flash)

Remote access (via EZproxy) from libraries

AN@TOMEDIA ON WEB

2012-17
Adolescence

Development of the final 3 modules

LOWER LIMB, NECK & HEAD

2018
Maturity

Conversion to touch-screen version (HTML5) with new interface

Available for subscription (individual or institutional)

AN@TOMEDIA ONLINE

Future Plans
Marriage

Augmented Reality

AN@TOMEDIA ONLINE 3-D upgrade

Future Plans
Children
  • Curricular links
  • i-Books
  • Image bank
  • Translations

AN@TOMEDIA extras

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Now complete with all Head (including brain) and Neck!