General Human Anatomy, UC Berkeley Course

1 star

Course: Anatomy Lecture
Ownership: Prof. Marian C. Diamond
Cost: Free

This resource is a full course covering general human anatomy, and provides letures from very knowledgeable professor with a clear speaking voice. Although the lecturer is entertaining, the lack of pictures and diagrams prevents this resource from supplementing or replacing any standard anatomy lecture course. The video quality at times is poor and blurry, making it hard to read the hand drawn charts and diagrams that are being projected in the classroom. The lectures are easily accessible and free to the public on YouTube.


This website contains full video recorded course lectures on anatomy taught at UC Berkeley. The lectures range from 45 minutes to a full hour and are taught by Professor Marian C. Diamond, during a Fall semester class in 2005. The videos are embedded YouTube videos, so they are free to the public and easily accessible. There are also instructions on how to download the videos and save them to your computer.

The videos reviewed by our team are of the instructor at a chalkboard with no animation, photographs or live anatomical dissection. There are 39 total videos ranging in topics such as: Skeletal System, Muscular System, Hematology, Blood Vascular System, Lymphatic System, Respiratory System, Neurohistology, Development of Nervous System, Spinal Cord, Peripheral Nerves, Sensory and Motor Pathways, Fore Brain, Eye, Digestive System, Urinary System, Endocrine System, Male and Female Reproductive System, and Integumentary System.


Without pictures or videos, this cannot replace any part of a regular medical school class and provides no advantages to faculty.


The site has a Google Speed Score of 70/100. The videos are streamed from YouTube, and there is an option to download each video in four different formats, MP4, FLV, 3GP, and WEBM. To stream the videos you must have Javascript enabled in your browser and they recommended browsers are Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. There is also the option to watch these videos directly on the YouTube site. However there is no designated channel for the Anatomy courses, so for the complete list stick to the freevideolectures website.