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White, Lloyd J.; McGowan, Heath W.; McDonald, Aaron C. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
The development of new technologies and ensuing pedagogical research has led many tertiary institutions to integrate and adopt online learning strategies. The authors of this study have incorporated online learning strategies into existing educational practices of a second year anatomy course, resulting in half of the course content delivered via…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Higher Education
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Mullikin, Trey C.; Shahi, Varun; Grbic, Douglas; Pawlina, Wojciech; Hafferty, Frederic W. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
This article explores the assessment of professionalism within a cohort of medical students during a sequential 13-week medical school histology and anatomy course. Across seven data points, students were asked to identify a professionalism role model from amongst their peers and to score Likert-structured rationales for their decision. Based on…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Anatomy, Role Models, Professional Identity
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Young, Julia C.; Quayle, Michelle R.; Adams, Justin W.; Bertram, John F.; McMenamin, Paul G. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
The practical aspect of human developmental biology education is often limited to the observation and use of animal models to illustrate developmental anatomy. This is due in part to the difficulty of accessing human embryonic and fetal specimens, and the sensitivity inherent to presenting these specimens as teaching materials. This report…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biology, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Gbolahan Balogun, Wasiu – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Anatomy education forms the foundation of a successful medical education. This has necessitated the development of innovative ideas to meet up with current realities. Despite these innovative ideas, there are challenges facing anatomy education, especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Problems such as inadequate teaching experts and outdated curricula…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Educational Games
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Pickles, Kylie; Ivanusic, Jason J.; Xiao, Junhua; Durward, Callum; Ryan, Andrea B.; Hayes, Jennifer A. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Historical loss of staff and teaching resources in Cambodia has resulted in significant challenges to anatomy education. Small group anatomy teaching opportunities are limited. A visit to Cambodia by a teaching team from the University of Melbourne in 2010 demonstrated it was possible to implement well-resourced anatomy workshops for this purpose.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anatomy, Workshops, Peer Teaching
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Wilson, Adam B.; Brown, Kirsten M.; Misch, Jonathan; Miller, Corinne H.; Klein, Barbie A.; Taylor, Melissa A.; Goodwin, Michael; Boyle, Eve K.; Hoppe, Chantal; Lazarus, Michelle D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
While prior meta-analyses in anatomy education have explored the effects of laboratory pedagogies and histology media on learner performance, the effects of student-centered learning (SCL) and computer-aided instruction (CAI) have not been broadly evaluated. This research sought to answer the question, "How effective are student-centered…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Student Centered Learning, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology
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Viana, Ricardo Borges; Campos, Mário Hebling; Santos, Douglas de Assis Teles; Xavier, Isabela Cristina Maioni; Vancini, Rodrigo Luiz; Andrade, Marília Santos; de Lira, Claudio Andre Barbosa – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Peer and near-peer teaching programs are common in medical undergraduate courses. However, there are no studies that have investigated the effectiveness of a near-peer teaching program on the academic performance of undergraduate students pursuing sport and exercise science coursework. This study was conducted to analyze the effectiveness of such…
Descriptors: Peer Teaching, Undergraduate Students, Program Effectiveness, Instructional Effectiveness
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Zheng, Yu Hang; Palombella, Andrew; Salfi, Jenn; Wainman, Bruce – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Several studies have shown significant improvements in the attitudes and perceptions of healthcare professional students toward interprofessional education (IPE) immediately following intervention with IPE courses. However, there remains little evidence on the lasting effects of IPE courses and the long-term influences of these IPE experiences are…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Student Attitudes, Allied Health Personnel, Foreign Countries
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Husmann, Polly R.; O'Loughlin, Valerie Dean – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
The concept and existence of learning styles has been fraught with controversy, and recent studies have thrown their existence into doubt. Yet, many students still hold to the conventional wisdom that learning styles are legitimate, and may adapt their outside of class study strategies to match these learning styles. Thus, this study aims to…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Anatomy, Cognitive Style, Correlation
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Roach, Victoria A.; Fraser, Graham M.; Kryklywy, James H.; Mitchell, Derek G. V.; Wilson, Timothy D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Research suggests that spatial ability may predict success in complex disciplines including anatomy, where mastery requires a firm understanding of the intricate relationships occurring along the course of veins, arteries, and nerves, as they traverse through and around bones, muscles, and organs. Debate exists on the malleability of spatial…
Descriptors: Spatial Ability, Anatomy, Visual Perception, Eye Movements
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Pickering, James D.; Swinnerton, Bronwen J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Anatomy curricula are becoming increasingly populated with blended learning resources, which utilize the increasing availability of educational technology. The educational literature postulates that the use of technology can support students in achieving greater learning outcomes by increasing engagement. This study attempts to investigate the…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Learner Engagement, Anatomy, Blended Learning
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Laakkonen, Juha; Muukkonen, Hanni – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Collaborative learning has been used in anatomy courses to support students' learning of challenging topics but the success of group work depends significantly on the students' ability to communicate in a professional manner. Veterinary students' experiences with tasks related to collaborative learning and professional conduct were studied by…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Anatomy, Veterinary Medical Education, Communication Skills
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O'Loughlin, Valerie Dean; Husmann, Polly R.; Brokaw, James J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Education research is increasingly being recognized as a legitimate route for faculty development in universities. However, many anatomy faculty lack the appropriate training and access to experienced mentors who can help them develop their own education research projects. Inspired by the American Physiological Society's Institute for Teaching and…
Descriptors: Anatomy, College Faculty, Faculty Development, Mentors
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Kumar Ghosh, Sanjib; Kumar, Ashutosh – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
The core values in medical practice which are essential for the humane outlook of a physician are clubbed within the domain of medical professionalism. Professionalism along with other discipline-independent skills (human skills) is propagated implicitly in medical schools as components of a "hidden curriculum." Evidence suggests a…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Laboratory Procedures, Professionalism, Hidden Curriculum
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Williams, Sutton R.; Thompson, Kenneth L.; Notebaert, Andrew J.; Sinning, Allan R. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
Due to the current trend of decreasing contact hours and less emphasis being given to the basic science courses in the pre-clinical years of medical education, it is essential that new approaches to teaching gross anatomy are investigated to ensure medical students are being adequately exposed to anatomical content. This study retrospectively…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Medical Education, Anatomy, Laboratory Procedures
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