Interactive Revision of the Visceral Systems Dissections
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The use of the network and the hypertext programming systems have allowed the Veterinary Anatomy teaching unit of the University of Murcia to provide various dissection plans, which are covered systematically in the dissection room. The fundamental objective of this project is, without doubt, for the student to be able to interactively revise the visceral systems of the dog in an ordered manner before the relevant practical exam, assisted by the visualisation of the dissections. For this reason, the project includes a small quiz, enabling the comparison of the levels of knowledge acquired by the students.


Structured interactive revision of the various dissections covered during the corresponding dissections of the thoracic, abdominal and pelvic cavities of the dog.

Test the knowledge of the students, especially leading up the next exam of the Visceral Systems.


In order to use the program and achieve the maximum benefit, the following should be considered:

The work is based on an anatomical image which is accompanied by a glossary of terms, "Anatomical Structures", situated at the right hand side of the image.

A). – Anatomical image. As shown in the example, running the cursor over the image will cause the structure to become highlighted (coloured) and at the right hand side of the screen the name of the structure upon which the cursor is positioned will appear. In this way the dissection plans can be studied interactively. For example, in Image 1 the cursor (a black arrow), is placed on an area of the heart, which appears highlighted. Immediately the name of the structure appears to the right of the screen (glossary of terms), in this case the "left ventricle and epicardium".

Image 1

B). – Anatomical Structures. As is shown in another example, using the cursor to click on the name of the structure of interest from the glossary of terms (to the right of the screen) will cause the relevant structure to appear highlighted (coloured). For example, in images 2 and 3. By clicking with the black arrow on "left ventricle and epicardium", the text will remain highlighted and on the image the corresponding structure will appear coloured. This allows a way of testing oneself, as until the name in the glossary is clicked on the structure will not become highlighted (before clicking attempt to mentally identify the structure)

Image 2

Image 3