I wonder if I could make a model with LED wires to better demonstrate neurone tracts in the nervous system.
I’ve been trying to use machine learning tools (AI, Large Language Models and Transformer Language Models) to see if they could help me teaching anatomy and embryology. Would you like to see what I found?
It’s healthy to be sceptical.
The anatomy labs are for students to study in as well as teach in. Students that are enrolled in courses in Swansea University that we teach anatomy to have access so here is a tour. Also a bit of AI, large language models and the evolution of the nervous system.
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YouTube has changed over the the last 10 years. How do you get on, should you get on, and why do you want to get on?
Technology is moving along and I have a few ideas for the future of anatomy study.
Dave Graham-Woollard came up with this idea of creating knees with ligaments that could be loosened to demonstrate the role of each ligment in a different form of stbility of the knee. We 3D printed knees and used nylon cord with detachable toggles to simulate the ligaments. After feedback from students this year I’ve been working on version 2.0 for the next knee anatomy week.
How do I know if we’re doing a good job?
What do we do? Unexpected jobs and problems are always appearing. How do we fit them into the rest of our lives?
It’s the time of year when new medical students start their courses. It’s an exciting and maybe a daunting time, so here are a few of the things that I tell new students when they pop into my office for a chat. Also Baldur’s Gate 3.