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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Database Review by Library PTS (Part Time Student Librarian) - Primal Picture: Utilizing the Database
Review by Damia Faiqah Mohamad Shahbodin
Click the image above to access the database

1. Which feature(s) I like the most about the database?
For the first picture, it shows the main page of the Primal Picture. From there, you can pick any body systems you prefer or to study with.  

Available topics

Information provided in the topic (Endocrine System)

Currently, I am in Semester 3, so for our last system is Endocrine System. This is main page when you pick a system from the main page. On your left, they list all the topics that related and the features that I like is on the right, where they elaborate more about the topics for example in introduction, they explained anatomy and physiology. In that section, they also put picture of the organ’s cells and you can click the picture and have a better view of microanatomy.

Interactive mode

This is also one of the features that I like in Primal Picture. I can view the organ structure easily and also can rotate any sides so that I can see the whole organ with any angle using the tools at the middle. I also can save pictures.

2. Has the database benefit you in your learning process? 
Yes, this database is really helpful for me as I can study the anatomy part easily and also besides than anatomy and physiology, they even provide information regarding aging and clinical studies. For example, in endocrine system, there are Cushing syndrome, Addison disease and such. They overview the disease, causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment. This is really helpful especially during exams for revision.
This picture shows a version when you download it as PDF.

3. Does the database suit you or any other programs and why?
This database really suits me and other cohorts such as dentistry, pharmacy for better understanding with the anatomy of our body. All information about the systems are listed down from anatomy, physiology, clinical studies and also they provide case studies and model quiz for revision.

4. Would you recommend this database to your colleagues and why? 
I will recommend this database to my colleagues as it is very beneficial in helping us to understand more about the body systems. During PBL, we can use this database for our anatomy and physiology learning outcome. However, for treatment, the information is just briefly and not suitable for pharmacology studies

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