Earlier this year the Library ran a trial of three key visual anatomy resources. Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy proved the most popular and the Library has now purchased this resource.
Specifically designed to support medical and dental students Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy is popular with both medical and non-medical users as an accessible source of anatomical knowledge featuring simple language and realistic, 3D visuals. For medical students this resource can be used as an adjunct to dissection and for reviewing learning, or to re-learn clinically relevant anatomy during surgical rotations. It is also a good resource for allied health students who don’t have access to dissection facilities, as the Video Atlas provides an appreciation of the real human body and a direct understanding of the mechanics of body movement.
The videos are organised in 5 volumes: the upper extremity, the lower extremity, the trunk, the head and neck, and the internal organs. Exams are available for each volume so you can test your learning. To access the exams and save videos to your favourites you will need to register for a personal account.
Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy can be accessed offsite or on your mobile or tablet if you sign in via Shibboleth using your SGUL username and password. To do this, select Sign in via: Shibboleth on the Acland’s homepage and then choose: ‘UK Access Management Federation’ from the Federation menu and ‘St George’s, University of London’ from the Institution menu, click select and enter your SGUL username and password when prompted.
Acland’s Video Atlas of Human Anatomy can be accessed via the Library’s Databases page.