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Irene Neri; Laura Cercenelli; Massimo Marcuccio; Simone Lodi; Foteini-Dionysia Koufi; Antonietta Fazio; Maria Vittoria Marvi; Emanuela Marcelli; Anna Maria Billi; Alessandra Ruggeri; Achille Tarsitano; Lucia Manzoli; Giovanni Badiali; Stefano Ratti – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2024
Anatomical education is pivotal for medical students, and innovative technologies like augmented reality (AR) are transforming the field. This study aimed to enhance the interactive features of the "AEducAR" prototype, an AR tool developed by the University of Bologna, and explore its impact on human anatomy learning process in 130…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Medical Education, Human Body, Computer Simulation
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De Stefano, Alessia; Rusciano, Isabella; Moretti, Veronica; Scavarda, Alice; Green, Michael J.; Wall, Shelley; Ratti, Stefano – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2023
Cadaver dissection has always played a fundamental role in medical education. However, especially in Italy, the topic of body donation has remained partially unknown for years. The current study analyses graphic medicine as a new possible communication tool, evaluating and reflecting, with second-year students enrolled in the International School…
Descriptors: Human Body, Laboratory Procedures, Medical Education, Donors
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Porzionato, Andrea; Macchi, Veronica; Stecco, Carla; Mazzi, Anna; Rambaldo, Anna; Sarasin, Gloria; Parenti, Anna; Scipioni, Antonio; De Caro, Raffaele – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2012
Quality management improvement has become a recent focus of attention in medical education. The program for the donation of bodies and body parts (Body Donation Program) at the University of Padova has recently been subjected to a global quality management standard, the ISO 9001:2008 certification. The aim of the present work is to show how the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Body, Donors, Anatomy
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Macchi, Veronica; Porzionato, Andrea; Stecco, Carla; Tiengo, Cesare; Parenti, Anna; Cestrone, Adriano; De Caro, Raffaele – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2011
Current undergraduate medical curricula provides relatively little time for cadaver dissection. The Department of Human Anatomy and Physiology at the University of Padova has organized a pilot project with the University Hospital for the donation of body parts that are surgically removed for therapeutic purposes and destined under Italian law for…
Descriptors: Surgery, Anatomy, Human Body, Medical Education
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Gunderman, Richard B. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2008
In some European countries, such as Italy, medical education is threatened by a dearth of anatomical specimens. Such a shortage could spread to other nations, including the United States. This article addresses two ethical questions in body donation. Why might people choose to donate their bodies to education and science? What sorts of ethical…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Physicians, Patients, Foreign Countries