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Hortsch, Michael – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2023
The term "histology" was coined a little over 200 years ago and the subject has always relied on microscopy as its defining technology. Microscopy was and still is an essential approach for the description of cellular components and their arrangements in living organisms. For more than a century and a half, histology or microanatomy has…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Cytology, Educational History, Laboratory Equipment
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Hortsch, Michael – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2023
With anatomical education becoming a global endeavor, free online resources offered via the Internet or other electronic venues are of increasing importance for teaching and learning communities worldwide. Students and instructors from developing countries, often limited in access to modern instructional resources by infrastructural and financial…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Web Sites, Open Source Technology, Internet
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Gribbin, William; Wilson, Eric A.; McTaggart, Suzy; Hortsch, Michael – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2022
In an ever-changing medical curricular environment, time dedicated for anatomical education has been progressively reduced. This happened at the University of Michigan Medical School starting in 2016-2017 when preclinical medical education was condensed to one year. Histology instruction remained integrated in organ system courses but reduced to a…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Student Motivation, Educational Change
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Hortsch, Michael – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2019
When educators develop and introduce new learning approaches or resources, they usually have specific didactic goals in mind that they want to achieve. However, these goals may not always match the needs of their students, who often confound such plans by finding new and different uses for the educational tools that are offered to them.…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Graduate Students, Dentistry, Anatomy
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Zureick, Andrew H.; Burk-Rafel, Jesse; Purkiss, Joel A.; Hortsch, Michael – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
New instructional technologies have been increasingly incorporated into the medical school learning environment, including lecture video recordings as a substitute for live lecture attendance. The literature presents varying conclusions regarding how this alternative experience impacts students' academic success. Previously, a multi-year study of…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Outcomes of Education, Medical Students, Academic Achievement
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Lee, Lisa M. J.; Goldman, Haviva M.; Hortsch, Michael – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2018
Over the last 20 years, virtual microscopy has become the predominant modus of teaching the structural organization of cells, tissues, and organs, replacing the use of optical microscopes and glass slides in a traditional histology or pathology laboratory setting. Although virtual microscopy image files can easily be duplicated, creating them…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Computer Simulation, Anatomy
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Zaidi, Nikki B.; Hwang, Charles; Scott, Sara; Stallard, Stefanie; Purkiss, Joel; Hortsch, Michael – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2017
Bloom's taxonomy was adopted to create a subject-specific scoring tool for histology multiple-choice questions (MCQs). This Bloom's Taxonomy Histology Tool (BTHT) was used to analyze teacher- and student-generated quiz and examination questions from a graduate level histology course. Multiple-choice questions using histological images were…
Descriptors: Taxonomy, Anatomy, Graduate Students, Scoring Formulas
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Hortsch, Michael; Mangrulkar, Rajesh S. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2015
Gross anatomy and histology are now often taught as parts of an integrated medical or dental curriculum. Although this puts these foundational basic sciences into a wider educational context, students may not fully appreciate their importance as essential components of their medical education and may not develop a sufficient level of competency,…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Dentistry, Integrated Curriculum