Get Body Smart

1 star

Course: Anatomy
Ownership: Scott Sheffield, Portland Oregon
URL: http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscularsystem/menu/menu.html
Cost: Free

This material is too basic to be used for a medical school anatomy course. It could be used to prepare students for their first anatomy course.

FULL DESCRIPTION

Get Body Smart is an interactive website for a skeletal muscle lab module and introduction. A sliding feature allows users to add and remove surrounding muscles to help visualize muscle positions and relationships. Quizzes are also available, including fill in the blank identification prompts. 

Subjects include Overview of Human Body Systems, Skeletal System, Muscle Tissue Physiology, Muscular System, Nervous System, Circulatory (Cardiovascular) System, Respiratory System and Urinary System. Some subjects are more detailed than others, but overall the information is very broad and introductory. 

There are two prototypes available for mobile devices, Nervous System Apps and Respiratory System Apps. 

FACULTY TIME REQUIREMENTS

This material is too basic to be used for a medical school anatomy course. It might be used to prepare students for their first anatomy course but it would not significantly improve faculty efficiency.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

The Google Speed Score for the website is 80/100, with average loading times. Adobe Flash is required to run the site. They may be switching to HTML5 in the near future which would make it easier to run on different browsers, computers, and devices.