In episode 8, we share tips and insights on approaching anatomy learning. We discuss the challenges of acquiring the anatomy "vocabulary", the importance of going beyond just memorisation and the need to build up "personal" 3D mental representations of anatomical understanding. We also highlight the myth of 'learning styles' and the risks this belief can present for learners approaching certain topics, such as anatomy.
We share the strategies we've found effective for learning anatomy and suggest some helpful go-to resources, include some that may help mitigate potential restrictions to med school anatomical resources (e.g. models, anatomy lab) due to COVID.
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Recommendations from the episode: all open source (free!)
-SketchFab:a fantastic site with searchable and freely available anatomically accurate 3D models. Have a look at Bluelink Anatomy from University of Michigan and Dundee's School of Dentistryfor some great examples!
-RealAnatomy 2.0 great free resource for cadaveric images of the entire body