Anatomical Illustrations for eLearning Modules

A range of anatomical illustrations for educational purposes

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Client: Royal College of Surgeons’ of Edinburgh
Medium: Digital, (Photoshop)
Categories: Digital Systems

A Range of Medical Illustrations for eLearning Modules

Our Client – The Royal College of Surgeons’ of Edinburgh

The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh is the oldest and largest of the UK surgical Royal Colleges, and one of the largest of all the UK medical Royal Colleges. First incorporated as the Barber Surgeons of Edinburgh in 1505, the College has been at the vanguard of surgical innovation and developments for over 500 years.

Today the Royal College of Surgeons is a modern, thriving, global network of medical professionals with memberships approaching 25,000 professionals who live and work in more than 100 countries around the world. 15,000 of these live and work in the UK and 80% of that figure are based in England and Wales. Our membership includes people at every stage of their career, from medical students through to trainees, consultants and those who have retired from practice.

Creation of Medical Illustrations 

The Royal College of Surgeons have commissioned Medical-Artist.com to work on completing medical art to accompany their eLearning modules. Each module covers varying anatomical content with briefs being supplied by the clinical leads or surgeons. The briefs contain detailed written descriptions which is great for a medical artist.

Module called Dyspepsia dysphagia and vomiting e-select module

Esophagus anatomy and development Gi mortality illustration includes Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD) is very common and refers to the refluxing of gastric contents into the oesophagus.

This can be demonstrated by radiological or pH testing, endoscopic/histological examination or it can simply relate to the presence of symptomatic acid reflux. The causes for increased gastro-oesophageal reflux include: • abnormal oesophageal clearance (see motility disorders) • decreased lower oesophageal sphincter activity  • decreased gastric emptying.

Gastro-oesophageal reflux becomes pathological when the symptoms are severe or chronic and when there are signs of mucosal damage (oesophagitis/Barrett’s). There are a number of secondary causes or risk factors including obesity, smoking, alcohol, hiatus hernia, oesophageal dysmotility and a number of medical comorbidities. A sliding hiatus hernia will disrupt the lower oesophageal sphincter.

Provision of Medical Illustrations 

The provision of medical illustrations will be provided for the forseable future and to complete them on a rolling monthly basis completing a variety of anatomy conditions for each module.

“Joanna has a great eye for detail and the illustrations were loved by everyone, most especially by the client.”Stuart Banks, Digital Project Manager, Frontera
“Joanna was right at home working with us to develop illustrations that both met our clinical needs and fit perfectly into the aesthetics of our user interface. Her work is superb!”Michael Gold , Director of Product Development, CareCloud
“We have now received the new folder with your illustrations: I love it!”Lisa Ruckstuhl - Product Manager Osteoporosis, Daiichi Sankyo (Schweiz) AG
“I’m really pleased with how the book finally looks and that is in part huge thanks to Jo for such fantastic and skilled art. The level of detail that Jo achieves is incredible and her medical knowledge clearly abounds. She is always such a pleasure to work with – nothing is too big or small a job. It was all approached with the same cheery manner! Jo always delivered on deadlines too, which is a huge relief to us designers! Many thanks – it has indeed been a pleasure. I would have no hesitation to recommend Jo!”Senior Designer, Duncan Baird Publishers
“Joanna and her team are a pleasure to work with. They are responsive and creative. They turned around several excellent animations and drawings for our video series. We certainly would enjoy working with them again!”David Mathison, MD, MBA, Associate Director of Pediatric Transport, Children's National Medical Center and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Emergency Medicine, George Washington University School of Medicine
“Joanna has provided the core illustrations for a number of our iPad Apps, and her illustrations have received terrific reviews from our users. She understands our requirements clearly and also understands the specifics of illustrating for digital media and mobile applications. The quality of her work is outstanding, and she can be relied upon to hit deadlines and deliver to the exact clinical requirements of each project.”Todd Morgan, Co-Founder, drawMD
“Hello Tim and Joanna,
Thank you for the illustrations, you have done an outstanding job on the finished articles… The service provided was efficient and very thorough, we were very happy with the way you able to understand and translate the brief into an illustration which captured the desired output.”Clare Lynex, Senior Medical Writer, UBM Media Asia, Singapore
“We found medical-artist.com to be energetic, imaginative, and efficient, a joy to work with!”Dr Sam Alberti, Director of Museums and Archives, Royal College of Surgeons of England, London