An anatomy revision guide, focused upon the upper limb, lower limb & back. Originally created in 2009 as a study aid for students at Cardiff University School of Medicine, it was substantially updated in 2010, and this Second Edition contains more detailed chapters, particularly with respect to musculature, cross-sections & relevant clinical anatomy. Further information can be found under the Preface & Introduction.
over 6 years ago
The heart's conductions system controls the generation and propagation of electric signals or action potentials causing the hearts muscles to contract and the heart to pump blood.
almost 4 years ago
This is a link to quizzes made using Wikiversity. During a Student selected component my colleague and I experimented with wikiversity. Although the quizzes made were basic, the concept is that they can be edited and added to by anyone using them to improve them and make them more interactive. The best example are probably the shoulder muscles and lateral aspect of the hand quizzes.
over 6 years ago
This PA Chest X-Ray demonstrates a left sided pleural effusion. In this condition fluid collects between the parietal and visceral pleura and appears as a shadowy fluid level on the X-Ray with obliteration of the costophrenic angles. If you were to examine this patient they might be in respiratory distress from reduced oxygen uptake (so have low sats, high resp rate, possible cyanosis and accessory muscle useage) - they may have reduced chest expansion on the affected side and it would be stony dull to percussion. Fluid transmits sound poorly so breath sounds would be decreased as would vocal resonance/fremitus. Someone with consolidation may have very similar clinical findings but the underlying area of lung is almost solid due to pus from the infective process - as sounds travel well through solids they would have increased vocal fremitus which is how you can clinically differentiate between the two conditions. Clinical examination and understanding of conditions is paramount to practice effective medicine. Before you recieved this X-Ray you should be able to diagnose the condition and use the X-Ray to confirm your suspicions.
about 8 years ago
This is an online interactive tutorial on the principal joints involved in movement: shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee and ankle. We identified, as a primary learning need, the necessity of bridging the gap between clinical anatomy and clinical practice. The resource is tailored to this specific requirement and is aimed to genuinely enhance the quality of students' learning. We adopted a quiz format for the tutorial, testing the students' knowledge of the muscles, joints and nerves for the clinical movements of each of the joints. To make it clinically relevant, we also included a section on pathology. The file we submitted is only part of the whole resource. We would recommend to explore the complete tutorial, which can be found here: http://medblogs.dundee.ac.uk/files/students/Anatomy_Tutorial/ Please use the following log-in details username: meducatio password: anatomy
over 6 years ago
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over 4 years ago
This video will help you understand the components of the brachial plexus and the problems that arise when one or several of the nerves to the upper limb are...
over 2 years ago