by Jackie Phinney
As faculty, staff, and students prepare for online teaching and learning this fall, the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library has been hard at work evaluating our online teaching and learning resources. One area we have focused on is our online anatomy tools, and while we already subscribe to a popular product called Anatomy.TV, after consulting with faculty and instructors, we have added a subscription to Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy.
The Dalhousie Libraries has subscribed to Anatomy.TV for quite some time, and there are some updated features that you may find helpful for teaching or completing coursework. The viewer can look at 3D models or real dissections of the human body, and see specialized imaging using ultrasound or MRI. Images can be broken down to see only the skeletal system, and from there you can add layers to include the nervous system, muscular system, and more.
Anatomy.TV is designed to be interactive, so hovering over sections displays the name of that structure. Images can also be rotated to see all angles, and certain structures can be isolated within that region to get a detailed explanation of what you’re seeing. Images can be downloaded and included in lectures, or links to specific images can be created and posted in Brightspace. Anatomy.TV can be accessed off-campus using a Dalhousie NetID and password.
Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy contains high-quality videos of real human specimens that have been dissected, with voice-over explanations of what the viewer is seeing. There are videos for every region of the body, and viewers can easily navigate to different sections and chapters as desired.
Acland’s has an A-Z index that helps find specific videos fast, along with a helpful glossary that explains the interpretation of the Greek, Latin, or Arabic anatomical structure names. The videos also contain a full transcript as well as closed captioning, and links to videos can be posted to Brightspace. Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy can be accessed off-campus using a Dalhousie NetID and password.
If you’d like more information on using these products as an anatomy instructor or as a student, feel free to contact the W.K. Kellogg Health Sciences Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to discuss these products, along with the many other health sciences resources that are available to you through the Dalhousie Libraries.