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McNulty, Margaret A.; Wisner, Rebecca L.; Meyer, Amanda J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2021
The law of Non-Original Malappropriate Eponymous Nomenclature (NOMEN) states that no phenomenon is named after its discoverer. However, eponymous terms are rife in the anatomical and medical literature. In this viewpoint commentary, the authors discuss the history of anatomical eponyms, explain the additional cognitive load imposed by eponyms that…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Vocabulary, History, Cognitive Processes
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Abdel Meguid, Eiman M.; Smith, Claire F.; Meyer, Amanda J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Students' motivation is a vital determinant of academic performance that is influenced by the learning environment. This study aimed to assess and analyze the motivation subscales between different cohorts (chiropractic, dental, medical) of anatomy students (n = 251) and to investigate if these subscales had an effect on the students' anatomy…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Medical Students, Anatomy, Dentistry
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Pather, Nalini; Blyth, Phil; Chapman, Jamie A.; Dayal, Manisha R.; Flack, Natasha A.M.S.; Fogg, Quentin A.; Green, Rodney A.; Hulme, Anneliese K.; Johnson, Ian P.; Meyer, Amanda J.; Morley, John W.; Shortland, Peter J.; Štrkalj, Goran; Štrkalj, Mirjana; Valter, Krisztina; Webb, Alexandra L.; Woodley, Stephanie J.; Lazarus, Michelle D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Australian and New Zealand universities commenced a new academic year in February/March 2020 largely with "business as usual." The subsequent Covid-19 pandemic imposed unexpected disruptions to anatomical educational practice. Rapid change occurred due to government-imposed physical distancing regulations from March 2020 that…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Science Instruction, Educational Practices, Disease Incidence
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Hennessy, Catherine M.; Royer, Danielle F.; Meyer, Amanda J.; Smith, Claire F. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Social Media has changed the way that individuals interact with each other -- it has brought considerable benefits, yet also some challenges. Social media in anatomy has enabled anatomists all over the world to engage, interact and form new collaborations that otherwise would not have been possible. In a relatively small discipline where…
Descriptors: Social Media, Guidelines, Anatomy, Medical Education
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Giuriato, Rosemary; Štrkalj, Goran; Meyer, Amanda J.; Pather, Nalini – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2020
Human anatomy knowledge is a core requirement for all health care clinicians. There is a paucity of information relating to anatomy content and delivery in Australian chiropractic programs. The aim of this study was to describe anatomy teaching in Australian chiropractic programs, utilizing a survey which was distributed to all four programs,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Anatomy, Allied Health Occupations Education, Human Body
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Meyer, Amanda J.; Stomski, Norman J.; Innes, Stanley I.; Armson, Anthony J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2016
Ubiquitous smartphone ownership and reduced face-to-face teaching time may lead to students making greater use of mobile technologies in their learning. This is the first study to report on the prevalence of mobile gross anatomy software applications (apps) usage in pre-clinical chiropractic students and to ascertain if a relationship exists…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Students, Health Occupations, Technology Uses in Education
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Meyer, Amanda J.; Innes, Stanley I.; Stomski, Norman J.; Armson, Anthony J. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2016
Anatomical education is becoming modernized, not only in its teaching and learning, but also in its assessment formats. Traditional "steeplechase" examinations are being replaced with online gross anatomy examinations. The aims of this study were to: (1) determine if online anatomy practical examinations are equivalent to traditional…
Descriptors: Anatomy, College Students, Interviews, Student Attitudes
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Meyer, Amanda J.; Armson, Anthony; Losco, C. Dominique; Losco, Barrett; Walker, Bruce F. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2015
It has been demonstrated that a positive correlation exists between clinical knowledge and retained concepts in basic sciences. Studies have demonstrated a modest attrition of anatomy knowledge over time, which may be influenced by students' perceived importance of the basic sciences and the learning styles adopted. The aims of this study were to:…
Descriptors: Medical Students, Anatomy, Knowledge Level, Retention (Psychology)