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.