Vincent Singh has used Primal Pictures solutions in his teaching for the past 10 years in a number of Academic institutions. He is currently program leader for the BSc (Hons) Sport rehabilitation at the University of the West of England, Bristol; an institution at the forefront of using technology to enhance students’ learning. Vincent tells us why this resource is a valued addition to the university’s provision, and gives us some insight into how this resource supports his teaching and enhances his student’s learning.
Anatomy has really been brought to life…
Students have access to this immensely comprehensive, exceptionally vivid and anatomically precise online learning resource (Anatomy.tv). Anatomy has really been brought to life in the 3D Sports, Therapy and Rehabilitation Package that is unparalleled and provides a fantastic opportunity for students with various learning styles to explore the functional human body.
…enable[s] students to visually explain the musculoskeletal injuries patients present with to the clinic.
The Sport Rehabilitation Clinic at the university uses computer tablets which have the Primal Pictures software to enable students to visually explain the musculoskeletal injuries patients present with to the clinic.
I have used Primal Pictures for the past 10 years in my teaching and am confident that it provides medically accurate and detailed information.
The functional anatomy series has enabled a rich graphic learning experience about how the muscles in our body work during movement. Furthermore, this is also apparent when teaching about muscle activity during resistance type exercises.
The range of opportunities for the use of this resource is being explored in other aspects of teaching and learning. Already many students engage with this resource for their own learning of anatomy and physiology and we have found that it is useful for the more visual learners.
There are also varying levels of difficulty that can be set for the online quizzes which are able to provide the students with immediate feedback on their answers. We are planning to use the quizzes in class to provide students with a regular evaluation of their understanding about the anatomical region being taught.
There is also a host of biomechanical and clinical orthopaedic assessment video clips that I use in my teaching which provides the specific detail necessary when teaching about injuries that occur in the dynamic sports environment.
The additional content such as x-rays, MRI scans and surgical description is exceptionally useful to introduce students to as they progress through their degree.
Overall, this resource supports my teaching and enhances student learning. It offers the student another way for them to engage with learning more about the human body.