University of Michigan, Medical Gross Anatomy

2 stars

Course: Anatomy Lab
Ownership: University of Michigan
URL: http://www.med.umich.edu/lrc/coursepages/m1/anatomy2010/html/index.html
Cost: Free, but requires Michigan login

Though this is an excellent resource, access is limited to University of Michigan students. Only a few areas of the website are free to the public. The site includes a lab manual with videos, lectures, and picture diagrams for various dissections, but most require a Michigan login.

FULL DESCRIPTION

This resource, created by University of Michigan, features a lab manual with videos, lectures, and picture diagrams for various dissections. However, many of the links and pages are broken or require a University of Michigan login. The listed dissections provide no indication as to which are accessible to the public and which require the login. The links that are public include written content, interactive labeled pictures, and quizzes for each section. There are also lecture videos, however we were unable to evaluate these videos as they required a Michigan login.

Dissections are organized by the following areas: Musculoskeletal System, Cardiovascular & Respiratory Systems, Musculoskeletal System, Gastrointestinal System, Endocrine & Reproductive Systems, and Nervous System.

FACULTY REQUIREMENTS

This is a comprehensive lab course in human anatomy. It is well designed and covers all the necessary topics at the required level of complexity for medical students. The lab manual, clinical cases and practice quizzes are superb and could be used to replace a gross anatomy course. The professor would only need to answer student questions and prepare actual exams. This could save a great deal of faculty time and effort.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The Google Speed Score for this website is 92/100 and is a good reflection as the site overall is very fast. The site works with all browsers and also on mobile devices.
QuickTime Player is required to stream all videos which is free to download on Macs, PCs, and iOS mobile devices. The Windows requirements for QuickTime are Windows XP (Service Pack 2 or later), Windows Vista or Windows 7, a PC with at least a 1GHz Intel or AMD processor and at least 512MB of RAM

There is also an option to load a smaller version of each video, to speed up loading times.