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    Hi guys, I have my exams in a few weeks time and I need to learn all the major blood vessels of the body and their branches. Does any med student here know any resources I could use to learn and test myself on this?

    Thanks in advance.
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    Have you tried videos?
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    (Original post by MiriamSandhu)
    Have you tried videos?
    There's a whole bunch of videos out there so not too sure which ones to go for.
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    I managed to learn them really well by physically indicating them on the body, with like actions etc. This was to learn the circulatory system for iGCSE, and how it's double etc. it's nice to use our arms to trace whereabouts the vessels are, while saying their names out loud

    or try and teach someone else the vessels and their order etc

    best of luck!
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    Teachmeanatomy is great and I'd highly recommend it. Has quite a bit of detail (certainly more than I'd expect you to need), but without getting too long-winded or boring.

    Remember that there are lots and lots of vessels in the body, and you can't learn them all. I would focus on the arterial tree, and in particular the Circle of Willis + supply to the brain, supply to the GIT, and major branches going down the limbs.

    For my revision I liked to try and draw the arterial tree out from memory, and try and remember a few more vessels each time
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    (Original post by Ghotay)
    Teachmeanatomy is great and I'd highly recommend it. Has quite a bit of detail (certainly more than I'd expect you to need), but without getting too long-winded or boring.

    Remember that there are lots and lots of vessels in the body, and you can't learn them all. I would focus on the arterial tree, and in particular the Circle of Willis + supply to the brain, supply to the GIT, and major branches going down the limbs.

    For my revision I liked to try and draw the arterial tree out from memory, and try and remember a few more vessels each time
    Yeah TMA is amazing. But which category do I go to for all these different blood vessels? What year are you btw?
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    (Original post by Butternuts96)
    Yeah TMA is amazing. But which category do I go to for all these different blood vessels? What year are you btw?
    Fourth year

    Just go to 'vessels' under each of the regions. Has everything you need to know
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    I second TeachMeAnatomy, great website.

    If your medical school provides you with Aclands Video Atlas of Anatomy then that's pretty good for visualising the vessels and seeing the actual path they take in the body, and for that same reason an anatomy atlas such as McMinn's is good (real dissection photos). Videos make it so much easier though!

    For the nitty gritty details of the path that vessels take, the branches they give, and what they supply, Instant Anatomy by Whittaker. I mean it's basically the whole point of the book. You can't easily visualise where the paths and branches are within a dissection when you just have a schematic diagram, however. Also instant anatomy will likely have excessive detail e.g. the minute detail about very small/insignificant branches - I certainly hope your anatomy course doesn't expect you to know it from cover to cover!
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    Books are a good place to start hoope i hjelp you alot thank m,e later when u get ur resiuults pray for me and my url thanks many thanks fine x
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    Thanks for the help guys. I'mma stick with TMA rather than that book as time and resources are limited.

    One last question: How do I go about learning everything? Where do I start from? For first year, they say that we oughta know all the major blood vessels and branchs. Where would you guys recommend I start and where should I finish?
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    (Original post by Butternuts96)
    Thanks for the help guys. I'mma stick with TMA rather than that book as time and resources are limited.

    One last question: How do I go about learning everything? Where do I start from? For first year, they say that we oughta know all the major blood vessels and branchs. Where would you guys recommend I start and where should I finish?
    Start with the heart, end with the hands/feet. As a rough guide, you probably need to know the major branches in the upper and lower limb, cerebral circulation including circle of Willis (though I don't know if you do neuroanatomy in a different block in which case this might not be relevant) and the major trunks/branches supplying the abdomen and pelvis. It's not actually a huge amount.
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Start with the heart, end with the hands/feet. As a rough guide, you probably need to know the major branches in the upper and lower limb, cerebral circulation including circle of Willis (though I don't know if you do neuroanatomy in a different block in which case this might not be relevant) and the major trunks/branches supplying the abdomen and pelvis. It's not actually a huge amount.
    Thank you! And yeah, we do neuroanatomy next year (if I make it).
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    (Original post by Butternuts96)
    Thank you! And yeah, we do neuroanatomy next year (if I make it).
    You and me both! Best of luck
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    Personally I found mnemonics helped me a lot in learning root values of muscles and blood vessels. You can google them up, there's a lot of them online already so you can learn those ones or restructure and tweak them to suit your own needs. They generally have a relationship with the area they're supplying so a sound knowledge of the body should make it easy to learn. I really use mnemonics mainly to keep count how many vessels there are. I remember an artery having roughly 18-25 branches and I always forgot a couple, knowing what letter they start really helps you identify the missing vessel! Seems like I;m blathering on, I use mnemonics for everything! lol
 
 
 
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