The program navigation buttons, located near the top of the page, are used to advance through the outline.
The previous and next page buttons advance through the individual pages of the program and the outline button goes up one level in the programs organization. For example, from a dissection step, this button will go back to the laboratories Dissection Procedure page and from there, back to the laboratories Dissection Overview page.Throughout the dissector, navigation to correlative information is facilitated by colored text known as "hot" text. Each color has a unique navigational utility, described below:
Note: Some older browsers may not be capable of showing colored text. If the above color names do not appear in color then this browser is not capable of displaying colored text. The links will still be active as indicated with underlined text, however, and navigation will proceed as expected.
Cadaveric images are often accompanied by an orientation icon to help in the identification of the area on the cadaver from which the image was taken. The icons are positioned in such a way to show the same orientation of the cadaver when the photograph was taken.
There are full screen images for all of the cadaveric images which can be accessed by clicking once on the cadaveric image in the dissector. Full screen images appear in a separate window which may overlap the dissection window. When finished viewing the full screen image, close it by selecting the "close" command under the "file" menu item or by clicking on the box in the upper right hand corner of the window.
Human Anatomy Online contains an extensive bank of over 4500 questions in best-answer format. These questions can be accessed from a quiz section called the Practice Practical. In addition, if this program is being accessed from an institutional web sights, instructors from that sight my have created their own exams in a section called the Graded Exams.
The Practice Practical
At the start of each quiz a dialog box will appear indicating the number of questions to be asked as compiled from the selected categories. Each question is asked only once therefore, because some questions overlap more than one category, the number of questions in a given exam may be less that the total questions from the individual categories.
Questions are displayed one at a time in random order. The format is always best-answer from a list of possible answers as they relate to the structure(s) in the accompanying image. Pay close attention to the hints that accompany some of the questions. To answer the question, position the cursor over the answer of choice and click the mouse once. An answer screen will follow showing the correct answer to the question along with screen buttons that, when click, show the score for the current question, the overall score for the exam so far, and a count of how many questions are left in the exam. In addition, there will usually be a link back to the dissector where the structure in question is discussed in detail. The link will open the dissector in another window. After reviewing the dissector, close the window to return to the exam.
The exam may be continued to it's conclusion or stopped at any time by navigating to another location in the program using the menu bar at the top of the screen. The Practice Practical is designed for the benefit of self evaluation only and scores are therefore not stored on the computer.
The Graded Exams
Graded Exams are similar in format to the Practice Practical with the exception that there is no question feedback nor are their any links to the dissector. Because this is a graded exam, it must be completed before control is returned back to the main program. It is important to note that the time spent on each question is also recorded and a time penalty may be assessed against your final score.
To record the answer to a question in the Graded Exam, click on the radio button next to the answer of choice and then click on the "Submit" button located at the bottom of the list. Submitting a question without selecting an answer first will cause the question to be counted as wrong.
The final score and a conformation message indicating the results have been fully recorded will be displayed upon the completion of the exam.