What To Consider Before Choosing An Anatomy Skeleton Model
Investing in a quality anatomy skeleton model for an educational institute, a teaching hospital, a doctor’s office or a laboratory at university or college is always the best option. While these models are more costly than the anatomy models offered at teaching supply stores, they are also designed to be precise and accurate as well as detailed to provide the type of teaching and learning options students and faculty require.
Taking the time to talk to faculty and find out what is needed in the anatomy skeleton model is an important task before placing the order. The basic questions that need to be answered allow the person placing the order to understand what is required to make the best possible choice.
Size of the Model
Anatomy models come in many different sizes. They also come in both human anatomy as well as the anatomy of animals and reptiles. Regardless if the need is for human or zoological models, the size is important. Some models are downsized by accurate to scale while others are life-sized. Making a choice is often a factor of how the model is to be used.
Removable Parts or Cutaway Option
While some models only offer the external view of the anatomy, there are also models with removable parts to allow different layers under the surface of the to be easily accessible. There is also the option to have the model have a cutaway side, with one half of the model displaying the interior anatomy and the other half showing the surface on or under the skin.
Whole Body or Specific Body Parts
Finally, an anatomy skeleton model may have the entire skeleton, or it may only feature a part of the body. This may include the hand, arm, leg, foot, torso or even the neck and head area.
In many advanced classes, both the whole skeletal model and the smaller individual body part models are beneficial to have for teaching.