Respiratory Anatomy

Synopsis
An interactive program designed to support the teaching of respiratory anatomy and provide is a resource for student-centred learning and tutorial teaching. It covers the basic anatomy and mechanical function of the respiratory system and is divided into several sections accessible from a menu:

Basic Anatomy:

Chest Wall - bones (vertebrae, ribs, sternum), intercostal muscles, diaphragm (structure, nerve & blood supply), accessory respiratory muscles, visceral & parietal pleurae.
Lungs - development of pleural cavity, pleural membranes, lung structure, blood supply, lymphatics, innervation).
Nose and nasal cavity - structure, innervation, blood supply, sinuses, conchae
Pharynx - wall, muscles, innervation, blood supply.
Larynx - epiglottis, cartilages, control of the airway, vocal cords.
Trachea - structure, blood supply, innervation.
Bronchi - structure of bronchial tree, innervation.
Alveoli - structure, cells (macrophages, pneumocytes).
Mechanical Function:

Breathing - diaphragmatic, animated movements of chest wall, animated radiographs. outSpeech - animated vocal cord movements.
There are lots of features to enhance learning. High quality graphics (thumbnails which may be ‘zoomed’ for greater detail), diagrams, animations and video-clips (e.g. vocal cord movement) are used extensively to explain principles such as how the respiratory muscles and diaphragm interact to cause inspiration and expiration. There are also self-assessment questions attached to each section. Additional features include: a notes function (notes may be created as you work through the package, copied to the clipboard and pasted into a word- processing package or e-mail); an alphabetical index of structures which allow access directly to the relevant screen describing that structure.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
1997
Year of production
1997
Notes
Target audience: Undergraduate courses where a knowledge of anatomy is important e.g. medicine, biological sciences, and health-related courses e.g. physiotherapy, occupational therapy. The program would occupy students for 4-6 hours of study and is suitable for primary learning.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
anatomy - human; respiratory system

Distribution Formats

Type
CD-ROM
Format
PC Version
Price
£250 multiuser
Availability
Sale
Year
2002

Distributor

Name

Sheffield BioScience Programs

Web
http://www.sheffbp.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
0131-662 8225
Fax
0131-662 8225
Address
Flat 1, Salisbury Heights
31 Salisbury Road
Edinburgh EH16 5AA

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