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Nine modules

Click each for a list of contents.

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

an@tomedia provides

  • detailed serial dissections of real human bodies
  • coloured overlays of individual structures
  • multiple perspectives to explore anatomy and compare
  • flexibility to choose your approach, rate, sequence and depth of learning
  • interactive text, labels and clinical questions
  • new concepts in anatomy and relevant clinical applications
  • capacity to 'build' systems, 'map' regions, 'dissect' layers and 'trace' images
  • a self learning resource with a solid educational basis
  • a simple and consistent navigation system

Who is it for?

Anatomedia is for anyone interested in learning anatomy and can be explored at any level of difficulty. However it is most useful for anatomy students in Universities and hospitals worldwide at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and new graduates keen to consolidate their anatomy knowledge for clinical practice. An@tomedia will support anatomy learning in the following courses and disciplines:

  • Science (particularly human anatomy)
  • Biomedical science
  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Surgery
  • Radiology
  • Radiography
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Osteopathy
  • Chiropractic
  • Podiatry
  • Occupational therapy
  • Nursing
  • Paramedic
  • Massage

The program covers anatomy from multiple perspectives so is appropriate to complement any curriculum, whether regional (discipline-based) or systems (problem-based). An@tomedia is ideal to support practicals, tutorials and lectures and could even replace these components of the course in instances where University access is not possible. Its layer-by-layer dissection offers an excellent alternative where dissection is not available for cultural or other reasons.

An@tomedia is the perfect home resource for those affected by restrictions in place due to COVID-19.

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. 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 can it be used?

An@tomedia is accessible on PC/Mac (desktop & laptop) as well as Tablets and iPads.

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).

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