An interactive app to improve patient communication from the American College Cardiology
In medical school we were all given a bone box with a real human skeleton to study from. I wondered how well this app could replicate that experience.
Anatomy Flash Cards by Lange are a popular study aid for medical students learning anatomy.
Recently, these helpful cards became digitized in the form of an iPad app, appropriately named, Anatomy Flash Cards by Lange. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had the opportunity to test out this app while on the wards.
Last night we discussed the emerging use of anatomy apps in medical education and its implications. Joining us were special guests Andrew Bowditch, CEO of Visible Body, and Robert Cairnduff, content director for 3D4Medical.
How has the development of anatomy apps affected how medical students learn anatomy? Will iPads soon replace cadavers as the staple of anatomy class? Come chat with iMedicalApps tonight at 9pm EST on Twitter as we discuss anatomy apps and medical education! Joining us will be special guests from two major anatomy app developers: 3D4Medical, […]
This is a great app for students learning anatomy for the first time and healthcare professionals looking for a quick refresher. The combination of audio and visual stimulus will appeal to those who may have different learning styles whilst the low price will appeal to everyone.
Lange’s Histology flashcards in app form brings measures up well against its printed counterpart without the added weight, but could be better on the iPad.
by: Joshua James Harding BSc Hons (MS2) Historically, anatomy has always been a cornerstone in medical education. Until recently, dissection and didactic lectures have predominated. The publication of the General Medical Council’s guidelines for UK medical schools, set out in the document Tomorrow’s Doctor’s, recommends that undue emphasis on detail is not required and calls […]
3D4Medical.com have recently released a number of their celebrated NOVA series apps in the Mac App Store. This is the first time, we have seen a major iOS medical app developer port a successful iOS app onto the Mac platform. There are a number of implications for physicians, medical educators and students everywhere who now have an additional tool which they can use to help teach/learn anatomy.
Anatomy is a highly visual field. The images are as important – if not even more so – than the text, so that is the first thing I focused my attention on with Essential Clinical Anatomy by Moore. As with other Inkling books, all figures are embedded in crisp, clear text. Selecting the figure brings up an isolated view that magnifies the image and provides a caption. Using the pinch maneuver, the image can be expanded with almost no grainy pixels. I was quite impressed with the brilliance and overall quality of the figures.
This app is an ideal introduction to gross anatomy for medical students at the beginning of their course. The basic level of detail is appropriate for first years and learning is complemented with media such as audio pronunciations and videos. The cheap price and impressive, attractive user interface mean that students looking for a basic introduction to anatomy need look no further. A fantastic app.
Whilst Netter’s Atlas of Human Anatomy is expensive, it is a complete anatomy text with decent anatomical illustrations. The labeling system needs updating before it can be fully recommended as the app is difficult to use when a new page opens once a label has been selected. Similarly there are potentially a number of issues relating to the low resolution of images during magnification. Overall Skyscape’s version of Netter’s Atlas of Anatomy is a good anatomy atlas although it is not a stand out contender