Friday, 17 May 2013

Online Anatomy Review Lectures

We ran our first online revision lecture last night through the Blackboard Collaborate platform. This builds on the Online Veterinary Anatomy Museum (OVAM) project which is a collaboration between 15 partner schools from the UK, Europe, India and Africa. The lecture was presented to an invited audience of over 50 veterinary students from around the world.

The first lecture, given by Dr Stephen Frean, focused on comparative anatomy of the dog, human and horse. The intention is to provide a useful revision resource which students in their early years at vet school can listen to whilst working for their exams. The lecture ran for a little over an hour using text, images and annotated skeletal images (fascinating). The session was also recorded and can be viewed at :

We have scheduled a series of follow on lectures - building on lessons learnt from this first lecture. These will be given by lectures in Edinburgh, Utrecht and London (see below). The series will be held on Thursday evenings at 6pm UK time. Join live or alternatively watch the recorded lecture afterwards. 

The Lectures:

  • 16th May 2013 - Comparative Functional Anatomy of the Forelimb - The first revision lecture will be presented by Dr Stephen Frean, senior anatomy lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College.
  • 23rd May 2013 - The Digestive System  - Dr Victoria Waring, Lecturer in Veterinary Anatomy at the Royal Veterinary College.
  • 30th May 2013 - The Thorax - Dr Claudia Wolschrijn, University of Utrecht.
  • 6th June 2013 - The Skull, Mandible and Dental Anatomy of the Dog and Cat - Dr Andrew Gardiner, Lecturer in Clinical Veterinary Medicine, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh.