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ADAM Interactive Anatomy; The Anatomy Project

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: (Published 19 February 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:521
  1. Alistair Hunter, lecturer in anatomy, cell, and human biology
  1. King's College London

    ADAM Interactive Anatomy

    ADAM Software

    Harcourt Brace, £1091.49

    ISBN 1 572 45099 1

    The Anatomy Project

    Debra Hastings-Nield

    Parthenon Publishing, each CD £79.90 (free demonstration CD)

    ISBN 185070 9106

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    The teaching of anatomy is undergoing something of a revolution. Increasing numbers of medical schools are giving up traditional methods, such as dissection, in favour of student directed or problem based learning. Students are given access to computers as a major source of information, and are given multimedia packages when once they would have been given a cadaver and a scalpel. There is also a heavy demand for anatomical multimedia from postgraduates. This is fuelled partly by a shift in the surgical fellowship exams and a heavy reliance on distance learning, but also by a reduction in anatomy teaching in the undergraduate curriculum. The market for anatomical CD Roms is therefore booming.

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