Saturday, February 6, 2010

FREE respiratory images

You already know that I'm slowly adding to the Free Image Library at The A&P Professor website.  I've recently added a few images related to the Respiratory System to the collection.

All the images are either copyright-free or provide a free license to re-use them with permission.  So you can use them to . . .
  • Add them to your PowerPoint slides.

  • Use them in handouts or outlines.

  • Use them in tests or worksheets. Many of them have numbered and/or unlabeled versions that make this easy for you.

  • Provide them to students to use for their reports, projects, or concept maps.

  • Use them as icons for your website or learning management system.

  • Illustrate case studies with medical images or clinical procedures.

  • Use pathology images to hammer home concepts of normal anatomy and physiology.

  • Make your own anatomy T-shirts using iron-on transfer paper to print the images.

  • Receive inspiration to become a scientific illustrator.  (Then call me, I can use your help!)
Why not just use the images provided by the publisher of your textbook?
  • No textbook contains all the variations of how to draw a structure or concept.  Use alternate images to help drive home a particular point.

  • Students aren't really learning their anatomy and physiology if they memorize a particular diagram.  Using alternate diagrams on worksheets and tests pushes them to learn where things really are in the body. . . not where they happen to be labeled in the book.

  • Textbooks must conserve space to remain a practical tool.  There are many images that would be great to show students . . . such as medical images, portraits of A&P heroes or sources of eponyms, or amazing micrographs . . . that are simply not appropriate for a beginning-level textbook.

This image of an iron lung is not appropriate for a textbook, perhaps, but it might help you explain the concept of how pressure affects the mechanics of breathing.

Please send me your ideas for images that you need (maybe I can find them for you).

I'll be updating you when I add more topics to the Free Image Library.

If you have any suggestions for additional subjects for images, let me know and I'll try to find them for you.


馬來西亞 said...
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ANATA said...

Do you have anything on the CTZ ?

Kevin Patton said...

The area postrema of the medulla has been implicated as the chemoreceptor trigger zone (CTZ)involved in vomiting. Is that what you are referring to? If so, there's a FREE image at which I'll be adding to the FREE Image Library at soon.

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