A 3D ANIMATION FOR PATHOLOGY INSTRUCTION
AUDIENCE Medical and biology students
FORMAT Online 3D animation
MEDIA Autodesk Maya / Adobe AfterEffects / Adobe Premiere Pro / Adobe Audition
Billions of cells die in your body every day as they partake in a tightly orchestrated process known as apoptosis, or programmed cell death. Although the death of old, diseased or superfluous cells keeps us alive and functioning by allowing new cells to replace them, abnormalities of too little or too much apoptosis are also involved in numerous pathologies, such as cancer, autoimmune disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Today, apoptosis and the complex pathways that control it are the subjects of an expanding field of research, as the role of apoptotic disorders in disease is increasingly recognized.
The biomedical animation “What is apoptosis?” is a bespoke production commissioned for Dr Richard Oparka’s pathology module at the University of Dundee School of Medicine. It communicates to first-year students a concise introductory overview of apoptotic processes and their clinical relevance.
What the students said:
“I just loved it, I wish there were more videos that explain other topics also.”
“I find this an extremely useful form of learning to coincide with the lecture material where it can often be hard to place the role of each stage within a process like Cell Apoptosis.”
“I feel this will be useful for any complicated processes that students (especially undergraduates) may not understand without it being visualised.”
APOPTOSIS: THE EXHIBITION
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
The display included the animation, flipbooks and an interactive 'making of' presentation.