The ultimate Anatomy study aid! This is an illustrated reference book that you can use for an introduction to anatomy class, clinical palpation, all the way through to advanced musculoskeletal clinical assessment and critical thinking.
The ultimate Anatomy study aid! Used by both instructors and students, this text can be used as an anatomy colouring book, contains thousands of fill-in-the-blank questions and answers, and allows to students to increase the level of testing difficulty as their knowledge grows.
This is a book you can use for an introduction to anatomy class, clinical palpation, all the way through to advanced musculoskeletal clinical assessment and critical thinking. Instructors can photocopy pages and have instant quizzes with the answer key at the end of each chapter.
Human beings are tactile learners; physically writing out answers and colouring images results in more neural stimulation than the repetitive, generic circling of multiple choice answers or the typing/tapping action of a keyboard or smartphone (Scientific American – Why the brain prefers paper).
Neural pathways are better established to recognize the shapes and contours of letters written and muscles colored. When writing multiple choice tests, students who have been trained by writing out the answers perform better because they look for the correct answer, rather than eliminating wrong answers. Beyond test writing, in real world application and professional communication, fill-in-the-blank learners often find it easier to be more articulate, avoid spelling errors and develop a more professional demeanour.
Illustrations in this text have been drawn and adapted from the greatest anatomy illustrators of all time (Dr. Paul Richer “Artistic Anatomy,” and Dr. HV Carter “Gray’s Anatomy” – the same source used by Frank Netter). A numbered labeling system allows students to self-quiz directly from the text (which is further by numerous student, clinician and instructor quizzes, video and patient handouts on our website). The chapters are marked with soft tabs.