Clinical Anatomy

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Contents

Video version of this introduction

For added benefit, open this video on your iPad and open Anatomy Clinic on your computer so that you can follow along with the video.

Video: Your tools and how to use them

Video: How to use VH Dissector Pro

For the added benefit, open this video on your iPad and open VH Dissector Pro on your computer so that you can follow along with the video.

1 Introduction

1.1 Quick Start Guide

Notes on Electronic Dissector

1.2 Web Navigation 101

1.3 Adobe Flash 101

Notes on Web Activities


1 Introduction Back To Top

The Electronic Dissector is first and foremost an interactive research guide. If you you are unable to answer a question correctly, you will receive a hint about where to research the problem. After five attempts, you will be given the answer. Nonetheless, you will profit far more by making an honest attempt to research the question. Your instructors are dedicated to helping you improve your research techniques -- this is far and away the most important part of the course -- please bring us your problems in attempting to answer these questions.

The Anatomy Clinic is powered by Adobe ® FlashTM . In order to maximize your experience while using the Anatomy Clinic you will need to download and install Flash Player. Flash Player is available for free. You can download and install the Flash Player by following the link below.

Download the latest Adobe Flash Player

This site functions properly on most browsers. If you are having trouble, we suggest using either the Safari internet browser (Mac OS X) or the Microsoft Internet Explorer internet browser (All platforms).

Download Safari (Mac OS X)

Download Microsoft Internet Explorer (PC)

Download Microsoft Internet Explorer(Mac)


1.1 Quick Start Guide Back To Top

Above is the main page for the Anatomy program's manual.

To take a look at the Web Activities that supplement the course and the Electronic Dissector, just click on the yellow-colored underlined links.
After you have visited a link, it will appear in light green. This is the standard layout for all of our pages.

• Electronic Dissector Back To Top

After you enter the Electronic Dissector and select the lab you wish to view, you will be presented with a menu and title after the fashion shown below.

The top area gives you easy access to CourseInfo (Blackboard) and the other key pages for this course.

Use the buttons at the left to access lab-specific resources as you progress through the lab.

Here is what would happen if you clicked on the <H&P/Labs> button:

Keep in mind that NOT ALL RESOURCES WILL BE AVAILABLE AT ALL TIMES AS YOU PROGRESS THROUGH THE LAB.
For example, the H&P for Case 2 might not be available until after you have reached Case 2 in the lab. When you click on the resource, a pop-up will appear either containing the data requested or explaining why it is not present (or if it will be present).

 

1.2 Web Navigation 101 Back To Top

After you reach the end of section, you will be given the opportunity to CONTINUE, or return to the PREVIOUS section (as shown below). Click on the appropriate link to continue or go back.

When you reach the end of the exercise, you will no longer be given the option to continue. At this time you can close the window to return to the main menu.

1.3 Adobe Flash 101 Back To Top

The Electronic Dissector is first and foremost a research guide. If you you are unable to answer a question correctly, you will receive a hint about where to research the problem. After five attempts, you will be given the answer. Nonetheless, you will profit far more by making an honest attempt to research the question. Your instructors are dedicated to helping you improve your research techniques -- this is far and away the most important part of the course -- please bring us your problems in attempting to answer these questions.

Most of the questions that appear in the Electronic Dissector are interactive and a good portion of the Web Activities have been created with Flash.

Adobe Flash Player is free and widely used. The first time you visit a page of the Dissector, or a web activity, if you have never used Flash before, your browser will ask you to install the latest version. You may be required to restart after you have installed the program.

• Flash Movies

Flash "Movies" download from the web and "play" on your computer. Depending on the speed of your internet connection and your computer, it may take some time for these movies to load. For the larger, more complex exercises, we recommend a high-speed connection (an on-campus connection, or a broadband connection such as DSL or Cable if you are off campus).

All of the interactive questions in the Dissector show the "Loading ..." page (shown below) while they are communicating with the server to download the content of the question (the question, the answer, keywords, and any hints).

After the question has finished loading, you will see a box in which to type your answer, and a SUBMIT button.

If the loading screen does not change after a few minutes, ensure that you are connected to the internet. THE ELECTRONIC DISSECTOR IS WEB-POWERED AND REQUIRES AN ACTIVE CONNECTION TO OUR SERVER TO FUNCTION PROPERLY. If you are not connected or there is a connection problem, you will receive this error page.

If you answer incorrectly, you will be given a hint and five opportunities to type in and submit your answer. There is no limit to the length of your response. It is not necessary to use full english sentences. Instead, type in as many key words as you feel are necessary for a complete answer. THE CORRECT ANSWER WILL NOT APPEAR UNLESS YOUR ANSWER INCLUDES AT LEAST ONE KEYWORD OR AFTER YOU ANSWER THE QUESTION INCORRECTLY 5 TIMES. A complete listing of keywords is given with the answer so you can assess the completeness of your answer. After five attempts, the computer will give you the correct answer.

After you have typed your answer to the question in the box provided, click the submit button to receive feedback. Use the SCROLLBARS to navigate through the text of the hint and answer windows.

     Correct answer:

     5 wrong answers:

 

• Web Activities Back To Top

In the Web Activities section of this course, you will see a "Loading ..." notice when you first link to some of the exercises . These web activities are Adobe Flash-based activities. (Flash allows us to provide you with increased interactivity). For these Flash-based web activities, the "Loading..." sign is accompanied by a percentage meter that will give you a general idea of how much of the activity needs to be downloaded before you are able to start. THE EXERCISES WILL START AUTOMATICALLY ONCE THEY HAVE DOWNLOADED TO YOUR COMPUTER.

The Web Activities introduce and review a number of key concepts, techniques, and facts. To promote learning and retention, we made these exercises as interactive as reasonably possible. You will be asked to MOUSE OVER (to move your mouse pointer over a section of text, an image, or even a section of an image), CLICK (depress the left mouse button on PC, or the main mouse button on a Mac), and DRAG (to move your mouse pointer over a section of the screen, press down the mouse button and move your mouse- moving that section of the screen- before RELEASING the mouse button). Another useful feature is the ability to ZOOM IN, ZOOM OUT, and PRINT on a section of the Flash movie. If you use your right mouse button to click on the movie, it will give you a list of options. These skills may take a little time to master, but after you have mastered them, you will find these exercises even more rewarding.

Try these skills out with this simple demonstration movie:

At the end of each web activity, you will be presented with the option to EXIT which will CLOSE THE WINDOW which contains the activity.

Like the Electronic Dissector, THE FLASH-BASED WEB ACTIVITIES ARE WEB-POWERED AND REQUIRE AN ACTIVE CONNECTION TO OUR SERVER TO FUNCTION PROPERLY. For this reason they CANNOT BE DOWNLOADED and must be run online.

 

Cheers,

Marcus Aden, Designer