Mobile Applications for the Study of Human Anatomy

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Jaime Esteban Lucero Mueses & Oscar Andrés Álzate Mejía


The learning through mobile applications (Apps) is a subject of great importance that is associated to interact with virtual reality. Despite the large number of Apps available, there is not enough information to guide the usefulness in the didactics of anatomy. That is why this work aims to evaluate the use of mobile applications in the study of human anatomy. Methods were sought for applications for the study of human anatomy, using the App Store and Google Play download platforms. Apps were prioritized giving importance to those that had a greater number of people who had valued it, and the score given by its users. Apps were added to the study of human anatomy in health students at universities in city of Manizales (Colom- bia). An instrument was applied to evaluate the usefulness in the learning of the different human structures. The search resulted in 113 applications of which 70 are free and 43 have a download cost. Of these, Anatomy quiz is the most preferred by students when studying anatomy. The use of Apps for the study of human anatomy prepares students to face a real structure; unlimited specimens are available for virtual dissection and to develop spatial skills. Knowing the Apps available for the study of the human body contributes to better didactics of anatomy.

KEY WORDS: Mobile applications; Anatomy; Learning; Virtual reality (MeSH).

How to cite this article

LUCERO, M. J. E. & ÁLZATE, M. O. A. Móviles para el estudio de la anatomía humana. Int. J. Morphol., 38(5):1365-1370, 2020.