Friday, July 29, 2016

ClinicalKey Updates

There have been some updates to the ClinicalKey platform recently!

The “Subscribed/All Content” option has moved! It is now available on the left side of the search results page, beneath the search filters. Use this toggle to show only content that you have access to through JCU's subscription.

There is now a share video functionality! Simply click the email share icon within the video player or search results to send the video to study mates. For those who want to save multiple videos into one, easily accessible, place, you have the option to register your own account with ClinicalKey under the JCU subscription.

Next and Previous links have been added to the Journal Content Player! The links are located at the bottom of the article, listed under the “References” section and allow you to view the next or previous article from within the journal content player.

ClinicalKey is a clinical search engine designed to support physicians and nurses in their clinical decision making. Whether you’re studying on the go or answering questions at the point of care, ClinicalKey will help you discover fast clinical answers, deep evidence and specialty-specific clinical content. Check it out today and improve your clinical knowledge.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Printing: Make sure you have credit

CopyPrint Paystation

You can print at the JCU Libraries and at other locations across JCU campuses in Cairns and Townsville.

At the printer if the message on the screen says 'Login failed' this is usually an indication that there is not enough money in your account to cover the print job.

You can check your balance from StudentsOnline, or at the printer (select view print jobs, the balance appears in top right corner) or alternatively by using the CopyPrint Paystation with your student card.

 Students are able to add credit to their printing accounts through: StudentsOnline by selecting 'Online Payments for CopyPrint'. This will then redirect to a payment page ($5 minimum), or  by cash in coins or notes in the CopyPrint Pay Station in the InfoCommons in Townsville, and in the Library foyer in Cairns.

More information about CopyPrint including photocopy, scanning and prices is online.

Monday, July 25, 2016

New Book Recommendation: Twentieth-Century World


Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

A book title of interest is:  Twentieth Century World by Carter Findley
Call number: 909.82 FIN 2011

An extract from the publisher's website states:
In the exciting new Seventh Edition, Findley and Rothney’s best-selling Twentieth-Century World thoroughly covers recent world history by focusing on themes of global interrelatedness, identity and difference, the rise of mass society, and technology versus nature.
Integrating the latest dramatic phases in world history, the Seventh Edition has been extensively revised and updated, especially the period since 1945. The two chapters on Superpowers, Europe, and the Cold War have been completely rewritten.

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Cairns Campus Library: Closed 22 July 2016 - Show Day Holiday

The JCU Cairns Campus Library will be CLOSED on Friday 22nd of July 2016 for the Cairns Show Day holiday.

See Library Opening Hours
web page for Townsville and Cairns Library regular opening hours.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wiley Indigenous Australia Collection


Wiley have recently launched a carefully curated collection of academic research on the theme 'Indigenous Australia'.

The collection includes selected articles from 50 journals in the fields of medicine, allied health, social sciences, and environmental sciences. Journals cited include the ANZ Journal of Surgery, ANZ Journal of Public Health, Australian Journal of Politics & History and Australian Journal of Anthropology.

Make sure to check out the collection when you get the chance. All individual papers in the collection will be free to access until 31 December 2016.

Blackboard Collaborate goes Ultra

You might have noticed that LearnJCU looks slightly different (look at the logout button) this week. Updates have recently taken place to fix bugs and update the LearnJCU system. There is also something brand new. Blackboard Collaborate Ultra! That’s right, Ultra!
For those of you who don’t know, Blackboard Collaborate is a web conferencing tool that we often use here at JCU to deliver online content like lectures or tutes. This can be really useful for external students. The new and improved ‘Ultra’ version of Collaborate does not require any pesky software installation, so you can open it up straight from your browser. Yay!

Access Collaborate Ultra through LearnJCU. Log in to LearnJCU here or find out more about Collaborate Ultra here.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

New Book Recommendation: Treading Air


Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

A book title of interest is: Treading Air by Ariella Van Luyn.
Call number: 820A VAN(A) 1C TRE.

An extract from the publisher's website states:

In 1920s Queensland, Lizzie O’Dea wants to get away from her dad and the memories of her mum that haunt her. At the races she meets attractive, war-scarred Joe and sees her chance to escape. But life with Joe isn’t what she dreamt it would be.Two decades later, Lizzie is sick and worn out. Lying in a Brisbane lock hospital, she thinks about Joe, who’s been lost to her for many years. But she’s a survivor. There’s hope yet.
Set between Brisbane and Townsville, and based on real events that the author uncovered from historical archives, Treading Air is the remarkably vivid tale of a young Australian working-class rebel who clashed with the expectations of her world.

T150 - Townsville Past & Present: Artists in Townsville



The opening event for "Celebrating Townsville" featuing Jane Hawkin's sculptures. Photograph: Damien McGurran.
JCU Chancellor Bill Tweddell and Curator Ross Searle at the exhibition opening.  Photograph: Damien McGurran.
The latest round of T150 displays in the JCU Library coincide with the exhibition Celebrating Townsville: the City’s Visual History Drawn from the James Cook University Art Collection, which runs from 8 July to 14 August 2016 at Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts.

Bronwyn McBurnie, Special Collections Librarian with the exhibition catalogue for "Celebrating Townsville" which will now be added to the North Queensland Collection.
The displays feature numerous exhibition catalogues, ephemera, books and media clippings pertaining to six of the artists in the Celebrating Townsville exhibition: James Brown, Jane Hawkins, Anne Lord, Ron McBurnie, Bob Preston and Anneke Silver. The work of these artists (all JCU alumni) celebrates the role JCU played in the development of contemporary visual arts in north Queensland during this period.

James Brown
Dr James Brown is engaged in drawing, painting, printmaking, publishing artists’ books and sculpture. Beyond professional practice as an artist, he has a strong interest in the etchings of the Barbizon Group (nineteenth century French artists) and Dutch, German and English landscape prints from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. He also has an interest in Oriental calligraphy and Chinese and Thai (Ban Chiang) Neolithic pottery.  Dr Brown began teaching full-time in Visual Arts at TAFE in 1978 and has continued working in this capacity until his recent retirement from James cook University. Since 1977 he has prepared (almost yearly) exhibitions of his artworks. He has travelled extensively with some of the more memorable destinations being: India, China, South Korea, South-East Asia, Mexico, Israel, Jordan, Egypt, England, France and many of the South Pacific Islands.

Jane Hawkins
Jane Hawkins is a Townsville-based sculptor. Having attained teaching qualifications in 1979 after studying sculpture under Len Shillam, Jane taught drawing and sculpture at TAFE and later lectured in visual arts at JCU. Jane’s personal practice in her early years was largely informed by her interest in the human form and psyche. Her recent works focus on her observation of and interaction with her environment, using collected materials, drawings and photographs from various sites visited during an extended journey south for the summer. Across her career she has also completed a number of major public sculpture commissions, including Townsville’s statue of Robert Towns, the Brandon War Memorial, the Collinsville Mine Memorial and the Cairns ANZAC Memorial. Jane also finalised the design of JCU’s ceremonial mace.


Assorted ephemera pertaining to Jane Hawkin's artistic career, including an exhibition invitation shaped like a 'paper fortune teller'.
Anne Lord 
Dr Anne Lord is a painter, printmaker, photographer, mixed media artist, digital artist/designer and installation artist. Anne’s childhood, spent in rural north-west Queensland, stimulated a strong and enduring relationship to place that has been ever-present in her art practice and research. During Anne’s extensive history of art practice, spanning over thirty years, her focus has been on producing works that function as “metaphors for environment and change, as well as contemporary issues.” Anne’s works have featured in numerous individual, group, and touring exhibitions since the 1980s. Anne taught at Townsville College of TAFE from 1979 to 1991, then JCU from 1991 to 2013, and currently focuses full-time on her art practice. Anne’s research and publication history dates back to the late 1980s, as do the numerous grants and awards she has received.
Ephemera pertaining to Anne Lord's artistic career, including a standing exhibition invitation.
Ron McBurnie

“Ron McBurnie is an artist who has consistently delved into the suburban psyche of north Queensland since his arrival in 1980. His works chart some of the rituals and peculiarities of that zone between the suburbs of Townsville and the tropical hinterland. McBurnie’s practice shifts between printmaking, artist books, painting and drawing. Peripatetic by nature, the subject matter of many of his recent works is derived from his frequent travels in Australia, New Zealand and Europe. His landscape images draw inspiration from early traditions of British and European printmaking and painting.”
Ross Searle, Curator of Celebrating Townsville: The City’s Visual History Drawn from the James Cook University Art Collection.
Frontispiece from Ron McBurnie's publication titled "Suburban Etchings" 1988, featuring an original signed artwork/etching and artists signature.
Bob Preston
“Trained in London, (Dr) Robert Preston was directly influenced by an English movement of artists who were reassessing the traditions of European painting and emphasising objective realism. Through his lecturer, Euan Uglow, Preston became preoccupied by the system of measured drawing or measuring by proportion from a fixed point. While this was not to be his only influence, it established for Preston a system of finding exactly comparable or divisible distances. This was to come to the fore in his own teaching after his arrival in north Queensland. His work has shifted between the formal, abstract works of the 1970s to a more narrative style which corresponds in part with his study into the mythology of non-European cultures. This play between abstraction, narrative and ‘plein-airism’ marks out Preston’s intriguing practice.”
Ross Searle, Curator of Celebrating Townsville: The City’s Visual History Drawn from the James Cook University Art Collection.
Exhibition Catalogue for Bob Preston from the NQ Collection.
Anneke Silver
Painter, Dr Anneke Silver, first studied Cultural Anthropology at Amsterdam University then Arts and Crafts teaching before travelling extensively. Arriving in Brisbane in 1959, Anneke moved to Townsville in 1961 where she ran a private art school, conducted children’s art classes, and taught at the College of Advanced Education and TAFE. Anneke later joined JCU lecturing full-time in creative arts before retiring as an Adjunct Associate Professor. Anneke has participated in an exhaustive number of solo and group exhibitions, is represented in numerous local, national and international collections, has enjoyed several artists’ residencies, been involved in theatre design and curating, delivered public lectures and runs workshops all over Queensland for Flying Arts. Anneke has also created public artworks and researched and published extensively.


Exhibition catalogue for Anneke Silver currently on display.
To coincide with the displays, there are also several paintings by Ron Kenny currently hanging in this area on Level 1 of the library. Associate Professor Ron Kenny, former JCU biological scientist and keen artist, was instrumental in the establishment of the James Cook University Art Collection in the 1960s. The Collection forms the basis of the "Celebrating Townsville" exhibition currently availble for viewing at Umbrella Studio contemporary arts until the 14th of August.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Library Opening Hours Study Period 2, 2016

The libraries on Cairns and Townsville campuses opening hours from Monday July 25th 2016.

Townsville Eddie Koiki Mabo Library
Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 9.30 pm
Friday 7.30 am to 7.30 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 pm to 5.00pm

Cairns Campus Library 
Monday to Thursday 8.00 am to 9.00 pm
Friday 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 10.00 pm to 5.00pm

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS 
Queen's Birthday Monday 3rd October 1.00pm to 5.00pm


Check out the Opening Hours online for the full library hours.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Reset your password at the Library InfoHelp Desk

InfoHelp Desk Townsville
New and sometimes returning students may need to reset their password after the semester break. 

If you forget your password or it doesn't work, there are two ways to change your password at JCU:
  1. You can come to the Library InfoHelp desk at Cairns and Townsville with photo ID (for example a student card, license, or 18+ card) and InfoHelp staff will investigate and help you through the process. 
  2. You can contact the IT Help Desk by email ithelpdesk@jcu.edu.au or log a job via the self service portal Service Now 's Central Authentication Service. Just provide details like your JCU student number, date of birth and current address and the IT staff will send a temporary password. You then need to change it. 
You can read more about Changing your password online.

The InfoHelp Desk in the Cairns and Townsville Libraries are good places to ask questions during Orientation Week, if you get lost or are unsure where to get help at JCU.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Upcoming Library Training July & August 2016

Returning to Uni or your first time ever?

Brush up your research skills and referencing ability at a JCU library workshop.

Cost: Free.
Register: No need to register. Just turn up

Our workshops cover:
  • EndNote Learn how to use EndNote, an application to manage references and use referencing in your essays. Recommended for Post Graduate students
  • Finding Journal Articles How to search the Library’s online databases and retrieve scholarly full-text journal articles
  • Go Wireless Learn how to connect your device to the University network. Configure your device to access the wireless network, and set up wireless printing for your laptop.
  • Referencing Learn about referencing your sources of information in your assignments 
  • Top Ten Assignment Tips Learn how to successfully find information for your assignments. Unpack your topic, Find your subject readings, Search for print and online resources using One Search and Reference your work to avoid plagiarism. 
Go to the relevant campus listing for times:

If you miss any or can't make it to campus we also have online training videos and information in our Libguides. Some recommendations are:

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Bastille Day 14th July 2016


The 14th of July is Bastille Day. On this day in 1789 the Bastille, a political prison in France, was stormed by the Parisian revolutionaries. Ironically there were only 4 prisoners held in the prison at that time. This revolt was to be the start of the French Revolution which included the removal of  King Louis XVI from power, who was later put to the guilitine in 1793 after being accused of high treason and crimes against the state. In 1880 Bastille Day was declared a public holiday in France and is still one today.
The JCU Library has lots of great resources about the French Revolution and France in general.
One book of interest is: The Fantstic and European Gothic: History, Literatuce and the French Revolution by Matthew Gibson.

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

New Book Recommendation: Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology and Management

Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

A book title of interest is:  Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes: Biology, Ecology and Management edited by Samantha Capon, Cassandra James and Michael Reid

 An extract from the publisher's website states:

Vegetation communities in Australia's riverine landscapes are ecologically, economically and culturally significant. They are also among the most threatened ecosystems on the continent and have been dramatically altered as a result of human activities and climate change. Vegetation of Australian Riverine Landscapes brings together, for the first time, the results of the substantial amount of research that has been conducted over the last few decades into the biology, ecology and management of these important plant communities in Australia.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Anatomy.TV Training Sessions

Interested in learning more about Anatomy.TV? Laura Taylor from Primal Pictures will be in Townsville on Tuesday 12 July to provide demonstrations and training! 

Staff, academics, and students are all invited to attend one of the 2 hour training sessions being held at JCU. If you study, teach, or are just generally interested in anatomy, make sure you come along and learn all about this great resource! 

Sessions will be held at 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and at 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Padua Theatre in Townsville, and will be videoconferenced to B001-103 in Cairns. 

Both sessions will be the same, so pick whichever suits you best and come and learn how to make the most of Anatomy.TV in your studies or teaching!

Anatomy.TV for Staff

Over the past few months we have been looking at Anatomy.TV and how it can be useful to students in various disciplines. But students are not the only ones who can benefit from using this platform – Anatomy.TV also has a lot to offer to those teaching anatomy!

Create test images for exams or quizzes using the label function in 3D Real-Time! Simply add labels to the structures you want students to identify and then edit using the custom label option. Replace each structure name with underscores to provide students with space to write their answers and save the image to insert it into quizzes or exams! These test images can also be uploaded as learning materials, or inserted into lecture slides for a mid lecture pop quiz. Note: Make sure that the “Images saved with transparency” option is OFF in the settings tab or you will end up with black boxes in your saved image instead of your lovely labels!

Set tasks for students to interact with anatomy structures! Assignments can be as simple as requiring students to pin/label certain structures or as advanced as getting students to create images of structures involved in different pathologies. Students can complete the task, save the resulting custom image, and submit that as proof of their completion.

Use Anatomy.TV content in lecture slides or blended learning platforms! All of the content on Anatomy.TV is available for use in lectures, presentations, study guides, and other learning materials. Download videos, clinical slides, dissection slides, subject text, narrated animations, 3D models, and more. Insert images to illustrate clinical conditions or include annotated diagrams as a visual aide to complex concepts. Staff who are confident with the platform can even perform virtual dissections in the lecture theatre.

Use the Anatomy.TV Faculty section to access Case Studies and Quizzes which can be easily integrated into LearnJCU for students to complete. There are also clinical images, dissection slides, histology slides, and illustrations slides available for download, and narrated animations and functional anatomy animations that can be inserted into any learning materials. Check your settings in the Options tab to determine whether students can see Case Studies and Module and Topic Quizzes when they are browsing the student area of Anatomy.TV.

To learn more about Anatomy.TV and have an expert show you the ropes, make sure you come along to the Anatomy.TV training for staff, academics, and students on Tuesday 12 July! Training sessions run in the morning from 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon and in the afternoon from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in the Padua Theatre in Townsville and will be videoconferenced to B001-103 in Cairns.

This is the last of our Anatomy.TV blog series. If you missed any of the previous posts, or just want a refresher, check out the links below.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

BMJ Journals

Looking for information to complement your use of Anatomy TV? The collection of BMJ Journals provides a comprehensive suite of resources, and access to authoritative, peer-reviewed journals, open access journals, medicine-related blogs, podcasts and other information. The foundation of the collection is the British Medical Journal, publishing since 1840 under various titles and available in PDF format. The journals package spans the range of medicine related topics, including medical administration, sports medicine, medical practice, therapeutics and a small component of Asian therapies and veterinary science. Although JCU Library does not subscribe to all of the journals in the collection, the majority are available for our students and staff.

Anatomy.TV for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy

If you are studying Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy a solid understanding of anatomy is essential. Anatomy.TV, as discussed in previous blog posts, is designed to help you in this area. Containing a wealth of information on anatomy, all of which is designed to help you learn and memorise anatomy while allowing you to play with 3D interactive models, Anatomy.TV is the best place for any student struggling with anatomy in general. For tips and tricks on how to make the most of each of the Anatomy.TV modules, see the previous blog posts linked below.
But general anatomy is not all that Anatomy.TV offers to Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy students! If you click into the Therapy tab on the left side of the Anatomy.TV platform, you will find modules on Acupuncture, Anatomy trains, Hand therapy, and Massage and Manual Therapies. Check out each of these modules for further detailed information, images, and videos.

The Massage and Manual Therapies module focuses on all things related to 'treatment with the hands'. Swedish massage, Thai massage, Kinesiotaping, Muscle Energy Techniques, and more, are explored in depth with informative text, clinical slides, and short movies of techniques being performed. Check out these videos to see how to apply the techniques yourself, and read the accompanying text for a detailed overview of the therapeutic aim, indications, and benefits of each technique. There are also dissection slides and illustrated and labelled diagrams of trigger points that can be saved and used in study notes or assignment presentations.

The Hand therapy module focuses on therapy of the hand. Discover detailed information on therapy of the hand, including ligament testing, joint stiffness and arthritis, muscle testing, nerve injuries, tendon injuries, and other clinical conditions and relevant examination techniques. Videos of examination techniques are available, as well as clinical images and dissection slides.

You can also check out the Functional Anatomy tab / Sports Injuries of the Shoulder, Knee, and Foot modules for similar content relating to other body parts. See the previous blog post on Anatomy.TV for Exercise Physiology and Sport and Exercise Science for more information on these modules.

 Previous posts:

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Fiery letters

Letters to the editor of the Townsville Bulletin can occasionally start a fire, literally lighting a fuse for social, environmental or legislative change. The library recently received an interlibrary loan request from a company in the U.S., wanting a copy of the article "Wax matches and bush fires" which was a letter to the editor of the Townsville Daily Bulletin in November 5, 1887. This letter was in response to an earlier letter in the Port Denison Times, based in Bowen, and generated further commentary. The author, Robert Gray, an early settler of Hughenden, supported the introduction of legislation to ban wax matches, claiming dropped matches would be chewed by rats and set off bushfires in dry north-western Queensland.

Gray was a former cavalry soldier in the Indian Rebellion, before travelling to Australia, and establishing Hughenden Station with his brother. He became well-known in the North and eventually returned to Britain where he went on to publish his Reminiscences of India and North Queensland, 1857 - 1912, held in the library.

The article itself appears to be only available in microfilm format as we could not locate any libraries holding a print copy of that issue. An extract is reproduced below.

The library currently holds incomplete issues of the Townsville Daily Bulletin on microform from 1887 to 1984, after which the newspaper became the Townsville Bulletin. There are holdings of the Port Denison Times from 1864 to 1900, and of other North Queensland newspapers in microform.  To search for a specific subject in early Australian newspapers, and begin your own blazing trail, start with Austlit, an information resource for Australian literary, print, and narrative culture. Then use the newspaper guides Special Collections have prepared at North Queensland regional newspapers. 


EndNote Workshops in Cairns and Townsville

Struggling to manage your references and resources? Why not let a computer do it for you? The EndNote software can save you lots of time when working with references and resource lists - and it’s free for JCU staff and students. Come to one of the free Introductory EndNote Workshops listed below:

Cairns 

July 11    12:30 – 14:00
July 12    12:30 – 14:00
    - All Cairns sessions in B1.104

Townsville 

July 7      11:30 – 13:00
July 12    11:00 – 12:30
July 13    11:00 – 12:30
    - All Townsville sessions in 18.002A (iLearning1)

Please contact the JCU Library for further information

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

New eBook Recommendation: Great Myths of the Brain


Each week recent purchases are placed on the new book displays inside the library, and eBooks are made immediately available to use. You can view and subscribe to the New Library Books list online. For instructions on how to borrow an eBook by downloading it; check out our eBook LibGuide. Some eBooks require logging in with your JCU username and password; additional software will need to be installed to download books to a digital bookshelf. Most eBooks can be read online without downloading extra software.

An eBook title of interest is: Great Myths of the Brain by Christian Garrett.

An extract from the publisher's website states:
Great Myths of the Brain introduces readers to the field of neuroscience by examining popular myths about the human brain. Explores commonly-held myths of the brain through the lens of scientific research, backing up claims with studies and other evidence from the literature. Looks at enduring myths such as “Do we only use 10% of our brain?”, “Pregnant women lose their mind”, “Right-brained people are more creative” and many more. Delves into myths relating to specific brain disorders, including epilepsy, autism, dementia, and others.

Monday, July 4, 2016

Make a Date with lynda.com

Interested in learning new things? Looking for online training that’s high quality and free? (Yes, that’s right. Free.) It might be time to check out lynda.com.

Now that we’re between SP1 and SP2, it’s a great time to take advantage of the JCU license for lynda.com.

Use your computer or mobile device to get up to speed with SPSS, Excel or Java. Take courses in Educational Technology, Web Development, Social Media Marketing and much more!

lynda.com offers online, video-based lessons in a range of subjects, including business, design, marketing and IT. Each subject is further split into topics, software and learning paths. If you want to become a Front-End Web Developer you can take the full course which offers 44 hours of video lessons, or you can do a shorter HTML course on its own and build from there.

To access lynda.com, start at the JCU Library homepage, go to Learn and select lynda.com. Login using the link near the top of the page. Alternatively you can get there through One Search or from the Databases page (under ‘L’). Enter your JCU login details to access.

What will you learn today?

Friday, July 1, 2016

Anatomy.TV for Speech Language Pathology

If you’ve been following the blog posts over the last few weeks, you would be aware of how useful Anatomy.TV can be for a number of disciplines. This post looks at how Anatomy.TV can be used to help with study for Speech Pathology courses.

Anatomy.TV has a dedicated Speech Language Pathology module under the Clinical Specialties tab. This module includes a wealth of information on a range of Speech Pathology topics.

Struggling with Anatomy and Physiology for Speech Pathology? Anatomy.TV has all of the resources you need to improve your memorisation and practice your identification skills outside of the lab.

Jump into the head and neck module of 3D Real-Time to play with a fully selectable, rotatable, and customisable 3D model of the head and neck. Use this to see structures in context, to look at how different structures relate to each other, and to generally practice your anatomy memorisation! Make sure to refer back to the Anatomy.TV 3D Real-Time blog post for tips and tricks of how to make the most of this platform. Play with the labeling section to create your own, custom images for study purposes, or even create blank labels to print and test yourself and your friends.

Struggling with the cranial nerves? Check out the cranial nerves section under the Anatomy tab in the Speech Language Pathology module! Here you will find 3D models and informative text about each of the 12 pairs of nerves arising from the brain. Memorise each nerve and its branches, and visualise where they run using the rotatable 3D model. You can also add and remove layers to see more or less context around the nerves. When you’re ready, test your knowledge of the different nerves using the Nervous System quiz in the Quizzes and Activities / Interactive Learning Activities for SLP module!

The Speech Language Pathology module also contains a selection of clinical slides, providing images of a range of clinical conditions, such as vocal fold polyps, glottis stenosis, or unilateral vocal fold paralysis. Click through the Anatomy Illustration slides for comprehensively labelled illustrations of various relevant structures. To read up on dedicated Speech Language Pathology information, use the Clinical tab to open a pop up window with information on the mechanism of swallowing and voice production, articulation, evaluation procedures, vocal disorders, and swallowing problems. There is also a section of information sheets geared towards patients under the Patient tab.

But that’s not all – Anatomy.TV’s Speech Language Pathology module also provides useful animations and videos for phonetics and swallowing disorders! Access phonetic animations of 24 consonants (voiced and voiceless) and 19 vowels to see how each different sound is produced. This will help with identifying and explaining how to form different sounds. Animations can be saved to your computer for offline study, so you can watch them as many times as you need! You can also access animations demonstrating the swallowing process and examination movies including a modified barium swallow (normal) and an example of a videostroboscopy. Use them in presentations or assignments to add interest and demonstrate the concepts you are discussing!

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NAIDOC Week 2016: Reading recomendation & events

Source: 2016 National NAIDOC logo
National NAIDOC week will run from July 3rd to July 10th in 2016.

NAIDOC  Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support your local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

This years theme is Songlines –The living narrative of our nation. Songlines are the oldest living narrative of our nation.

If  you wish to learn more about Songlines (also called Dreaming paths) and their pragmatic and practical aspects, and impact on modern Australia's development an excellent title to read is:

Aboriginal dreaming paths and trading routes : The colonisation of the Australian economic landscape by Dale Kerwin.
Call Number: 994.0049915 KER

You can also attend a local community events for example in Cairns and Townsville will hold several including family fun days on Friday July 8th, 2016.