Anatomy Heart Lecture app for Android explains the anatomy of the Heart

Purpose of the Review

In this review we will try to ascertain how valuable is this app for medical students who wish to learn about heart anatomy

Introduction

Affairs of the heart are complicated and the anatomy even more so. Understanding blood flow, atrium and ventricle walls as well as the electrical system is not an easy task for the uninitiated.

Anatomy Heart Lecture is part of the video podcasting series called Instant Anatomy. Dr. Robert Whitaker, a pediatric urological surgeon who teaches at Cambridge University (UK), walks us through the heart’s anatomy.

User Interface

Upon launching the app we are greeted by a simple introduction which briefly provides information on the author and his credentials.

The layout is composed of three tabs we can tap on to switch views:

  • Introduction
  • Subjects
  • LecturesAnatomy Heart Lecture

The Subjects tab directs us to a screen that simply contains the item Heart and Pericardium. We assume that this tab was originally thought of as a menu to direct users to either other parts of the series or perhaps even further subcategories within the present one. However, as it stands today, it simply leads us straight to the Lectures tab.

The Heart

The lectures are composed of 12 slides displaying drawings on the different areas of the heart as the author narrates. The narration is very clear and allows for comprehension, though the drawings are just scanned images.

More slides

Price

  • Free

Likes

  • The narrator is clear and concepts are made easy to understand

Dislikes

  • User interface has elements that are redundant
  • Drawings could be better

Conclusion

  • Anatomy Heart Lecture might be a good app for someone who prefers to listen to an explanation while commuting since the narration is clear and concise. The visual aspect of the app is quite lacking and doesn’t provide extra information. It would seem that the app is a direct port from podcast to podcast container and has little added value.

iMedicalApps recommended?

  •  Only to fresh medical students

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Rating: (1 to 5 stars): 3/5

  • User interface – 3
  • Multimedia usage – 2
  • Price - 3
  • Real world applicability -2

Author:

Guido Giunti, MD

Healthcare IT Research Associate at the Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires on the subject of gamification and games in healthcare. He teaches Internal Medicine and Physical Examination at the University of Buenos Aires.

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