by Craig Canby, PhD, James Pickering, PhD

Anatomy is the branch of science concerned with studying the structure of the living body, especially by its dissection and the separation of its parts. It is one of the main cornerstones of medical education.

One must learn the normal before one can recognize the abnormal. Thus, the study of anatomy is crucial for the proper understanding of many different subjects, both basic and clinical.

Anatomy must be mastered before or simultaneously with Physiology, as one cannot learn how an organ functions without knowing how it is structured or composed. It is also crucial for the study and execution of surgery. Surgeons require a vast and detailed comprehension of anatomy in order to properly locate, dissect, evaluate, and extract specific body parts!

On a daily basis, medical students and physicians perform physical examinations and basic procedures, none of which carry any significance without an appreciation of what lies underneath!

Course Details

  • Videos 470
  • Duration 36:52 h
  • Quiz questions 1288
  • Concept Pages 119


Your Educators of course Anatomy

 Craig Canby, PhD

Craig Canby, PhD

Dr. Craig Canby is a Professor of Anatomy and the Associate Dean for Academic Curriculum and Medical Programs at the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Des Moines University, Iowa, USA.
He obtained his PhD in Anatomy at the University of Iowa.
For his achievements in teaching and research, he received various awards such as the DPT Class of 2008 Teaching Excellence Award and the prestigious Hancher-Finkbine Medallion.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Canby teaches courses on Anatomy.

 James Pickering, PhD

James Pickering, PhD

Dr. James Pickering is a Professor of Anatomical Education at the University of Leeds, UK.
He obtained his PhD from the University of Leeds in 2019. Currently, he undertakes and publishes research within the areas of anatomy education, digital education, and curriculum design and evaluation.
Due to his achievements, he earned the University of Leeds Teaching Award and was named The Most Innovative Teacher of the Year 2014 and Learning Technologist of the Year 2014.
Within Lecturio, Dr. Pickering teaches courses on Anatomy.

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By Jose P. on 27. September 2022 for Cranial Nerve I: Olfactory Nerve

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