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ERIC Number: EJ951799
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1935-9772
Anatomy, Medical Education, and Human Ancestral Variation
Strkalj, Goran; Spocter, Muhammad A.; Wilkinson, A. Tracey
Anatomical Sciences Education, v4 n6 p362-365 Nov-Dec 2011
It is argued in this article that the human body both in health and disease cannot be fully understood without adequately accounting for the different levels of human variation. The article focuses on variation due to ancestry, arguing that the inclusion of information pertaining to ancestry in human anatomy teaching materials and courses should be carried out and implemented with care and in line with latest developments in biological anthropology and related sciences. This seems to be of particular importance in the education of health professionals, as recent research suggests that better knowledge of human variation can improve clinical skills. It is also argued that relatively small curricular changes relating to the teaching of human variation can produce significant educational gains.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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