Surface Anatomy Models

WHAT IS SURFACE ANATOMY?

Displaying anatomical locations of internal body systems on the external surface of a human body. Please note that all images will be de-identified and your face won’t be shown in any of the published images.

WHY IS SURFACE ANATOMY IMPORTANT TO THE BEAUTY WITHIN MEDICINE TEAM?

Sadly, diversity is not celebrated nor emphasised enough during medical school in Australia. Surface anatomy is taught utilizing outdated resources which only include skinny, white males (and sometimes females). We are going to tear down these conservative medical walls and create inclusive, design-driven medical textbooks that will encourage health professionals to become comfortable with nudity, natural variety and understand that there is no ‘normal’.

Open any medical textbook or even google ‘surface anatomy’ and you will be hard pressed to find surface anatomy depicted on anyone other than a young slender healthy looking Anglo-Saxon cis male. You may be lucky and find a female but good luck finding any diversity beyond that!

To find out more about the project visit https://www.beautywithinmedicine.com/anatomy-model

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