In the Learning studio of the Section Clinical and Functional Anatomy you have four computer places at your disposal where you can take a look at the following materials:
Data concerning the lecture “Modules of Life I and II”
Digital expeditions through the
• anatomy of the skull
• anatomy of the shoulder joints (scapular region)
• anatomy of the hip joint
(More digital materials are being prepared and will soon be available. The materials may also be found via ILIAS.)
At the opening ceremony of the Learning Studio on April 3rd, 2008, an organ model was symbolically presented to the students’ representatives.
This symbol has more than one meaning: During the times of the old curriculum when in anatomy the students had to pass an oral examination and a practical one where they worked on specimens, a small room existed where the students could borrow “humid specimens” for the preparation of their examinations. Next to it there was the frightening examination room where not always “the white smoke” rose after students had been tested for their knowledge. Because of the reconstruction work in the house both rooms had been out of use for some time before it was adapted to become the new learning studio for anatomy.
Reconstruction and equipment were mainly paid for by money acquired from the LOM (“Leistungsorientierte Mittelvergabe”), a special fund for the subsidizing of teaching projects, but also by money contributed by the section itself.
The equipment of the studio is almost completely new. There are computers on which different learning materials and examples concerning the study of anatomy are to be found. Even data that cannot, for reasons concerning the copyright protection, be made accessible via VMC, may be inspected here since the computers of the learning studio were programmed for exactly these purposes. All materials we make accessible via VMC will of course also be available here.
In addition to the computers of the anatomical department there are plastinated sections by which anatomical dissecting can be studied, and some of the most relevant specialized books (and electronic materials, too). Bones and models may be borrowed to work on there, too.
There will not be, however, any “humid specimens”, since in Innsbruck the curriculum offers, by way of dissecting courses and demonstrations accompanying the lectures, outstanding occasions for exercising on anatomical specimens. The symbolical presentation of the anatomical model to the students was, therefore, a token for the new possibilities, possibilities that, if accepted by them, will currently be further extended.
The symbolic presentation of the model meant, at the same time, the opening of the study. The room will be looked after by tutors of the department of anatomy who are responsible for the issuing of samples as well as answering questions, thus offering qualified help to the students.