Upper Limb Bone Video for Gross Human Anatomy

Publication ID Published Volume
9217 August 15, 2012 8
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine


This 12-minute video provides a tutorial on the bones of the upper limb. It includes the scapula, clavicle, humerus, ulna, radius, carpals, metacarpals, and phalanges. Important structures on each bone are described along with mnemonics that aid with learning the complicated regions.

This tutorial video of the upper limb bones has been utilized by medical, physical therapy, physician assistant, and nurse anesthesia students. It is part of a series of videos on the bones of the body. The videos provide a clear view of the bones and the important structures found on them. Students have found the bone video tutorials to be extremely helpful. Student feedback of the tutorial videos was overwhelmingly positive, with 68% increased satisfaction from a group of students utilizing the videos versus a control group. Student comments include “I have greater confidence and understanding of the dissections” and “I couldn’t understand what they described in the book, but the video helped it all make sense.” We advocate the use of videos to help guide students in human anatomy dissection and identification of bony landmarks.


Bee M, McAuley R, Montante J. Upper limb bone video for gross human anatomy. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2012;8:9217. http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.9217

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Educational Objectives

  1. To identify the bones of the upper limb and their major structures.
  2. To define the relationships between the bones and their sites of articulation.


  • Osteology, Scapula, Clavicle, Humerus, Ulna, Radius, Arm, Forearm, Hand

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