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Karpa, Kelly; Vakharia, Kavita; Caruso, Catherine A.; Vechery, Colin; Sipple, Lanette; Wang, Adrian – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Engagement of academic medical centers in community outreach provides the public with a better understanding of basic terms and concepts used in biomedical sciences and increases awareness of important health information. Medical students at one academic medical center initiated an educational outreach program, called PULSE, that targets secondary…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Service Learning, Medical Students, Health Occupations
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Holmstrup, Michael E.; Verba, Steven D.; Lynn, Jeffrey S. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Skinfold assessment is valid and economical; however, it has a steep learning curve, and many programs only include one exposure to the technique. Increasing the number of exposures to skinfold assessment within an undergraduate curriculum would likely increase skill proficiency. The present study combined observational and Think Aloud…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Teaching Methods, Protocol Analysis, Undergraduate Students
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Waters, John R.; Van Meter, Peggy; Perrotti, William; Drogo, Salvatore; Cyr, Richard J. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2011
This study examined the effect of different anatomic representations on student learning in a human anatomy class studying the muscular system. Specifically, we examined the efficacy of using dissected cats (with and without handouts) compared with clay sculpting of human structures. Ten undergraduate laboratory sections were assigned to three…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Visual Aids, Sculpture, Anatomy