ERIC Number: EJ1044421
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
An Economical Approach to Teaching Cadaver Anatomy: A 10-Year Retrospective
Simpson, Jeff S.
American Biology Teacher, v76 n1 p42-46 Jan 2014
Because of shrinking budgets and computerized virtual dissection programs, many large and small institutions are closing the door on traditional and expensive cadaver dissection classes. However, many health-care educators would argue there is still a place for cadaver dissection in higher education, so the continuing challenge is to provide the undergraduate, pre-allied health-care student with dissection experience as budgetary constraints lead institutions away from this valuable and time-honored teaching tool. I present a teaching model that looks to address those concerns and is taught in a unique way, with minimal overhead and with the potential to provide an effective and rewarding experience for students entering the medical, nursing, and physical rehabilitation fields.
Descriptors: Anatomy, Laboratory Procedures, Teaching Models, Allied Health Occupations Education, Undergraduate Students, Cost Effectiveness, Courses, Course Organization, College Instruction, Science Instruction
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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