ADAM Interactive Anatomy, The Anatomy Project
- By: Alistair Hunter
The teaching of anatomy is undergoing something of a revolution. Increasing numbers of medical schools are giving up traditional methods, such as dissection, in favour of student directed or problem based learning. Students are given access to computers as a major source of information, and are given multimedia packages when once they would have been given a cadaver and a scalpel. There is also a heavy demand for anatomical multimedia from postgraduates. This is fuelled partly by a shift in the surgical fellowship exams and a heavy reliance on distance learning, but also by a reduction in anatomy teaching in the undergraduate curriculum. The market for anatomical CD Roms is therefore booming.
ADAM Interactive Anatomy provides a “dissectable” man and woman and allows the user to move through a number of body “layers.” Over 20 000 anatomical structures can be revealed, all of which can be identified by a click