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The Virtual Autopsy

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 mini-tutorials by body system.


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Jim Bidlack
Jim Bidlack (Faculty)
8 years ago

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

Used in course? Yes
Time spent reviewing site: 10-15 minutes
Sarah Keim Janssen
Sarah Keim Janssen (Faculty)
11 years ago
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.

Technical Remarks:

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.