1.3: How to Use This Manual
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This manual may be used in electronic or print formats, or both. While note-taking capabilities are available for both formats, hyperlinks and video links can only be used in the electronic format. The videos contain important information about th econtent and unlabeled diagrams. The video links can be identified by the following symbol:
All of the content in this manual is testable content. Students are expected to learn the content as outlined by the learning objectives (LOs) which can be found throughout the manual before each portion of respective content. They are abbreviated as "LO" followed by the LO number.
Examination items will be determined by the learning objectives and the amount of material covered by each learning objective. Students should use the learning objectives to guide them as they learn the material, self-assess their knowledge, and prepare for examination. Lab Exam Set Up Guides (found in Appendix B) may be used to self-assess learning and prepare for examination. According to the set up guides, 80% of Lab Exam questions will be primary-type questions (i.e. "Identify this structure" or "Identify this muscle") while 20% will be secondary-type questions (i.e. "Identify where blood will flow next" or "Identify the action(s) of this muscle").
Yellow boxes like this are found throughout the manual. They contain important, helpful (and testable) information relevant to the nearby content. This information includes many terminology explanations and is intended to help you learn the content in a more efficient, effective, and complete way. You are strongly encouraged to add your own notes to this manual and look up term definitions that aren’t listed.
Blue boxes like this are found throughout the manual, and they contain clinical application material related to nearby content. Beginning to understand how structural anatomy translates to clinical settings is important for every healthcare professional.
To best learn this material, you should first identify the listed gross structures and then describe their purposes in the human body. The learning objectives will guide your efforts in doing this. Use the images, video links, and informational boxes presented in this manual to aid your learning and understanding of the content. You should do this to the best of your ability before each lab so that you can use your time in the lab more efficiently.
If at any time you determine the information presented in this manual insufficient for you to learn the structures, refer to internet searches, anatomy atlases, anatomy lab staff, or another resource to help you understand and better learn the content. Some terms that are not labeled in the figures are marked with an asterisk (*).
When you seeyou should stop and self-assess your knowledge by answering the following questions to the best of your ability and without referencing any resources (as if you were taking an examination). After you record an answer for each question, you can then look up the answers to check for correctness. Answers to the self-assessment questions can be found in Appendix A. The respective LO is listed after each self-assessment question.