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The Virtual Autopsy


The Virtual Autopsy

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Easy-to-use site with 18 autopsy cases created as part of a medical informatics module. Each case provides H&P, links to pertinent test/lab results, brief report of patient's care until death, and interactive cadaver which organizes color photographs of body tissues/organs and a brief synopsis of results by body system. Each case also allows the user to select from possible causes of death and provides feedback on incorrect/correct choices. The site also contains case-relevant A&P... More
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Material Type: Case Study
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: January 16, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: September 18, 2016
Submitter: Irene Mueller


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Primary Audience: College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Firefox
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Language: English
Material Version: 2
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Avatar for Jim Bidlack
4 years ago

Jim Bidlack (Faculty)

A great study resource for anatomy/physiology classes. Very fun to use but it does require some prior knowledge.

Time spent reviewing site: 10-15 minutes
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Avatar for Sarah Keim Janssen
7 years ago

Sarah Keim Janssen (Faculty)

I liked this site. I think it would be useful in an advanced anatomy and physiology class after the students had been through the materal once. It would be a great way to apply and test yourself after completing specific systems. The review of anatomy after the case was useful and the feedback provided after answering a question was good.

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The site was easy to navigate and very user friendly. Some of the pictures were graining and difficult to see.
Time spent reviewing site: I spent about 15 minuets looking at the site and went through three of the cases.