ERIC Number: EJ991159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 189
Modernization of an Anatomy Class: From Conceptualization to Implementation. A Case for Integrated Multimodal-Multidisciplinary Teaching
Johnson, Elizabeth O.; Charchanti, Antonia V.; Troupis, Theodore G.
Anatomical Sciences Education, v5 n6 p354-366 Nov-Dec 2012
It has become increasingly apparent that no single method for teaching anatomy is able to provide supremacy over another. In an effort to consolidate and enhance learning, a modernized anatomy curriculum was devised by attempting to take advantage of and maximize the benefits from different teaching methods. Both the more traditional approaches to anatomy teaching, as well as modern, innovative educational programs were embraced in a multimodal system implemented over a decade. In this effort, traditional teaching with lectures and dissection was supplemented with models, imaging, computer-assisted learning, problem-based learning through clinical cases, surface anatomy, clinical correlation lectures, peer teaching and team-based learning. Here, we review current thinking in medical education and present our transition from a passive, didactic, highly detailed anatomy course of the past, to a more interactive, as well as functionally and clinically relevant anatomy curriculum over the course of a decade.
Descriptors: Medical Education, Anatomy, Educational Change, Interdisciplinary Approach, College Curriculum, Lecture Method, Laboratory Procedures, Computer Assisted Instruction, Peer Teaching, Problem Based Learning, Cooperative Learning, Teamwork, Models, Curriculum Implementation, Medical Students, Student Evaluation, Surgery, Foreign Countries
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