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The Effect of Curricular Reform on Gross Anatomy Laboratory Examination Performance: An Institutional Analysis.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 23. Epub 2022 May 23.

Department of Medical Sciences, Indiana University School of Medicine, Bloomington, Indiana.

Many medical schools have undergone curricular reform recently. With these reforms, time spent teaching anatomy has been reduced, and there has been a general shift to a pass/fail grading system. At Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), a new curriculum was implemented in fall 2016. Read More

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The importance of diverse and accurate descriptions of genital anatomy in textbooks.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 20. Epub 2022 May 20.

Department of Anatomical Sciences, St George's University of London, London, United Kingdom.

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Digital Body Preservation: Technique and Applications.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 16. Epub 2022 May 16.

Department of Human Structure and Repair, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.

High-fidelity anatomical models can be produced with three-dimensional (3D) scanning techniques and as such be digitally preserved, archived, and subsequently rendered through various media. Here, a novel methodology - digital body preservation - is presented for combining and matching scan geometry with radiographic imaging. The technique encompasses joining layers of 3D surface scans in an anatomical correct spatial relationship. Read More

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The value of in-person undergraduate dissection in anatomical education in the time of Covid-19.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 6. Epub 2022 May 6.

Division of Anatomy, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

While several innovative pedagogical practices have been developed and implemented in anatomy education since the onset of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, considering the value of in-person undergraduate dissection remains crucial. In this commentary, a human dissection course at the University of Toronto is used as an example to highlight the value of dissection for undergraduate learners in non-professional programs. In-person dissection allows for real life, anatomical variation, and supports the advancement of students' conceptual knowledge of the human body and visual-spatial abilities. Read More

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Can virtual environments be detrimental for anatomy education of students with low spatial ability? The important role of assessment methods.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 5. Epub 2022 May 5.

Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

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Dyad Pedagogy in Practical Anatomy: A description of the implementation and student perceptions of an adaptive approach to cadaveric teaching.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 2. Epub 2022 May 2.

Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Trinity College Dublin, The University of Dublin, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.

Prior to the challenges imposed by the Covid-19 pandemic, anatomy practical sessions at Trinity College Dublin involved eight to ten students per donor station, rotating between digital learning, anatomical models/osteology, and dissection activities for three hours weekly. To maintain cadaveric participation in the anatomy laboratory while adhering to distancing guidelines, a transition to dyad pedagogy was implemented. This mode of delivery allowed two students per donor station to spend one hour per week in the anatomy laboratory with all digital learning elements transferred to the virtual learning platform Blackboard as pre- and post-practical session learning activities. Read More

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Reconsidering laboratory-based anatomy within the backdrop of digital transformation: Bringing an old practice into a new world.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May;15(3):439-446

Department of Clinical Anatomy, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, USA.

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Integration of virtual microscopy podcasts in the histology discipline in osteopathic medical school: Learning outcomes.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Apr 2. Epub 2022 Apr 2.

Division of Biomedical Sciences, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Virtual microscopy podcasts (VMPs) are narrative recordings of digital histology images. This study evaluated the outcomes of integrating the VMPs into teaching histology to osteopathic medical students. The hypothesis was that incorporating virtual microscopy podcasts as supplementary histology resources to the curriculum would have a positive impact on student performance and satisfaction. Read More

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Altruism in death: Attitudes to body and organ donation in Australian students.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Mar 28. Epub 2022 Mar 28.

Anatomy and Histology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney, Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia.

Health education, research, and training rely on the altruistic act of body donation for the supply of cadavers. Organ transplantation and research rely on donated organs. Supply of both is limited, with further restrictions in Australia due to requirements for a next-of-kin agreement to donation, irrespective of the deceased's pre-death consent. Read More

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The impact of asynchronous online anatomy teaching and smaller learning groups in the anatomy laboratory on medical students' performance during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 11;15(3):476-492. Epub 2022 Apr 11.

Department of Surgery, National Taiwan University Hospital, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, National Taiwan University anatomy teachers adopted asynchronous online video teaching and reduced the size of anatomy laboratory groups in April 2020. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of these changes on medical students' learning. Before Covid-19, the performance of the 2019-2020 cohort was significantly better than that of the 2018-2019 cohort. Read More

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"Fun slipping into the doctor's role"-The relationship between sonoanatomy teaching and professional identity formation before and during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 29;15(3):447-463. Epub 2022 Apr 29.

Institute of Anatomy and Vascular Biology, Westfälische Wilhelms-University, Münster, Germany.

The various psychological dimensions of professional identity formation (PIF) are an important aspect of the study course for undergraduate medical students. Anatomical learning environments have been repeatedly shown to play a critical role in forming such an identity; however, relevance of PIF during sonoanatomical training remains underexplored. At the end of their basic anatomy studies, third-semester medical students took part in a four-day block course on anatomy and imaging. Read More

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Adaptation of an anatomy graduate course in ultrasound imaging from in-person to live, remote instruction during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 May 5;15(3):493-507. Epub 2022 Apr 5.

Division of Anatomy, Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio, USA.

Health concerns during the Covid-19 pandemic required the adaptation of a lecture-laboratory course in ultrasound imaging for graduate students from an in-person to a live, remote learning format. The adaptation of in-person lectures to live, remote delivery was achieved by using videoconferencing. The adaptation of in-person laboratory sessions to live, remote instruction was achieved in the first half of the course by providing a hand-held ultrasound instrument to each student who performed self-scanning at their remote locations, while the instructor provided live instruction using videoconferencing. Read More

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Clinicians' opinions on the clinical relevance of anatomy education at Stellenbosch University.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Feb 4. Epub 2022 Feb 4.

Division of Clinical Anatomy, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Anatomical science is a fundamental element of undergraduate medical education; thus, it is imperative that the course serves future medical professionals when entering clinical practice. However, anatomical education has faced challenges in recent years including decreased allocated time, increased class sizes and over-stretched staff. Technological advancements in anatomical education may provide relief to these issues. Read More

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February 2022

Fostering uncertainty tolerance in anatomy education: Lessons learned from how humanities, arts and social science (HASS) educators develop learners' uncertainty tolerance.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Feb 3. Epub 2022 Feb 3.

Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia.

Uncertainty tolerance, individuals' perceptions/responses to uncertain stimuli, is increasingly recognized as critical to effective healthcare practice. While the Covid-19 pandemic generated collective uncertainty, healthcare-related uncertainty is omnipresent. Correspondingly, there is increasing focus on uncertainty tolerance as a health professional graduate "competency," and a concomitant interest in identifying pedagogy fostering learners' uncertainty tolerance. Read More

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February 2022

New context, new content-Rethinking genital anatomy in textbooks.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Jan 31. Epub 2022 Jan 31.

Department of General Practice, Melbourne Medical School, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia.

It has been widely claimed that reductions in allocated teaching time and the widespread implementation of short-cut teaching methodologies have led to a shortfall in anatomy knowledge among graduating doctors. This decline in knowledge is evident in the failure of anatomy content to prepare graduates for contemporary clinical practice. The implications for postgraduate surgical training are addressed in the numerous extracurricular anatomy courses available to surgical candidates. Read More

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January 2022

Exploring the impact of interactive movement-based anatomy learning in real classroom setting among kinesiology students.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Jan 26. Epub 2022 Jan 26.

Laboratoire Interuniversitaire de Biologie de la Motricité (EA 7424), Université Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, Villeurbanne, France.

Descriptive and functional anatomy is one of the most important sciences for kinesiology students. Anatomy learning requires spatial and motor imagery abilities. Learning anatomy is complex when teaching methods and instructional tools do not appropriately develop spatial and motor imagery abilities. Read More

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January 2022

Identification of histological threshold concepts in health sciences curricula: Students' perception.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Jan 24. Epub 2022 Jan 24.

Tissue Engineering Group, Department of Histology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Granada, Granada, Spain.

Students' metacognitive skills and perceptions are considered important variables for high-quality learning. In this study, students' perceptions were used to identify histological threshold concepts (integrative, irreversible, transformative, and troublesome) in three health sciences curricula. A specific questionnaire was developed and validated to characterize students' perceptions of histological threshold concepts. Read More

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January 2022

Analysis of a multifaceted interactive pedagogy program in an upper limb anatomy course: A time series study.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Jan 12. Epub 2022 Jan 12.

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Grenoble Alpes University, Grenoble, France.

Many new methods have contributed to the learning of anatomy, including several interactive methods, increasing the effectiveness of educational programs. The effectiveness of an educational program involving several interactive learning methods such as problem-based learning and reciprocal peer teaching was researched in this study. A quasi-experimental before-after study on three consecutive groups of second-year students at the Grenoble School of Medicine was conducted. Read More

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January 2022

Perspectives of online anatomy teachers: A neglected study population struggles with the invisible student.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Mar 10;15(2):233-248. Epub 2022 Feb 10.

Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

Online teachers are an under-researched population, but their perspectives are crucial to the successful implementation of online education. A fully online section of an established face-to-face (F2F) two-semester undergraduate anatomy course with a prosection laboratory commenced in 2012 at The University of Western Ontario, Canada. Professors' lectures for F2F students were broadcast in live and archived format to online students using Blackboard Collaborate (BBC) video conferencing software. Read More

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The question of dissection in medical training: Not just "if," but "when"? A student perspective.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Mar 22;15(2):281-290. Epub 2022 Feb 22.

Medical School, College of Health and Medicine, Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.

While debate about the use of-and alternatives to-human cadaveric dissection in medical training is robust, little attention has been paid to questions about timing. This study explores the perspectives of medical students and recent graduates with regard to two key questions: when in the degree program do students prefer dissection opportunities and what are the students getting out of participating in dissection? Self-report survey data from students in preclinical years (n = 105), clinical years (n = 57), and graduates (n = 13) were analyzed. Most (89%) preferred dissection during the preclinical years, with no effect by training year (χ  = 1. Read More

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A randomized trial comparing cadaveric dissection and examination of prosections as applied surgical anatomy teaching pedagogies.

Anat Sci Educ 2021 Dec 30. Epub 2021 Dec 30.

Division of Colorectal Surgery, Department of General Surgery, University Surgical Cluster, National University Health System, Singapore, Singapore.

Anatomy is an important component in the vertical integration of basic science and clinical practice. Two common pedagogies are cadaveric dissection and examination of prosected specimens. Comparative studies mostly evaluate their immediate effectiveness. Read More

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December 2021

Remote learning during Covid-19 lockdown: A study on anatomy and histology education for pharmacy students in Jordan.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Mar 11;15(2):249-260. Epub 2022 Feb 11.

Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacy Practice, Faculty of Pharmacy, Yarmouk University, Irbid, Jordan.

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed almost all aspects of education. The anatomy and histology courses for pharmacy students focus heavily on the face-to-face communication of theory and practical knowledge, and due to the pandemic, only theory content was delivered in an online format. This brought up many concerns about pharmacy student preparedness. Read More

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Factors impacting the rapid transition of anatomy curricula to an online environment in response to Covid-19.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Mar 22;15(2):221-232. Epub 2022 Feb 22.

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine, Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many academic institutions had to rapidly transition education to a remote online environment. While a hurdle for most educators, this transition posed an even greater challenge for anatomy educators, many of whom were forced to depart from the traditional cadaver-based laboratory to a virtual format. Recent publications have discussed the rapid transition to online formats necessitated by Covid-19 and the accompanying difficulties, but none have identified specific factors that influenced the difficulty of this transition. Read More

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Effect of binocular disparity on learning anatomy with stereoscopic augmented reality visualization: A double center randomized controlled trial.

Anat Sci Educ 2021 Dec 11. Epub 2021 Dec 11.

Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Clinical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine Faculty, Utrecht, the Netherlands.

Binocular disparity provides one of the important depth cues within stereoscopic three-dimensional (3D) visualization technology. However, there is limited research on its effect on learning within a 3D augmented reality (AR) environment. This study evaluated the effect of binocular disparity on the acquisition of anatomical knowledge and perceived cognitive load in relation to visual-spatial abilities. Read More

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December 2021

One year of anatomy teaching and learning in the outbreak: Has the Covid-19 pandemic marked the end of a century-old practice? A systematic review.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Mar 21;15(2):261-280. Epub 2022 Jan 21.

Forensic Anthropology, Paleopathology and Bioarchaeology (FAPAB) Research Center, Avola, Italy.

At the end of 2019, the Covid-19 pandemic spread caused restrictions in business and social spheres. Higher education was also severely affected: universities and medical schools moved online to distance learning and laboratory facilities closed. Questions arise about the long-term effects of this pandemic on anatomical education. Read More

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Universal design for learning in anatomy education of healthcare students: A scoping review.

Anat Sci Educ 2021 Dec 4. Epub 2021 Dec 4.

Department of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy, School of Clinical Therapies, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

There are concerns among healthcare practitioners about poor anatomical knowledge among recent healthcare graduates. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework developed to enhance students' experience of learning and help students to become motivated learners. This scoping review identified whether UDL has been utilized in third level healthcare education and if so, whether it had been used to enhance student motivation to study anatomy. Read More

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December 2021

Perceptions, satisfactions, and performance of undergraduate students during Covid-19 emergency remote teaching.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Jan;15(1):42-56

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the education system worldwide faced sudden and unforeseen challenges. Many academic institutions closed their doors, forcing both educators and students to transition to Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT) for the remainder of the semester. This transition eliminated hands-on experiences, increased workload, and altered curricula. Read More

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January 2022

Shift to emergency remote preclinical medical education amidst the Covid-19 pandemic: A single-institution study.

Anat Sci Educ 2022 Jan;15(1):27-41

School of Medicine, European University Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus.

The Covid-19 pandemic disrupted medical education, shifting it towards emergency remote delivery. This cross-sectional study aimed to assess the impact of the pandemic on preclinical medical education and identify predictors of the virtual learning experience and perceived stress. An anonymous survey was delivered electronically to the students of the authors' medical school that attended either histology or pathology. Read More

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January 2022

Evaluating the integration of body donor imaging into anatomical dissection using augmented reality.

Anat Sci Educ 2021 Nov 30. Epub 2021 Nov 30.

Division of Anatomical Sciences, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Augmented reality (AR) has recently been utilized as an integrative teaching tool in medical curricula given its ability to view virtual objects while interacting with the physical environment. The evidence for AR in medical training, however, is limited. For this reason, the purpose of this mixed method study was to evaluate the implementation of overlaying donor-specific diagnostic imaging (DSDI) onto corresponding body donors in a fourth-year, dissection-based, medical elective course entitled anatomy for surgeons (AFS). Read More

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November 2021

Dynamic three-dimensional virtual environment to improve learning of anatomical structures.

Anat Sci Educ 2021 Nov 30. Epub 2021 Nov 30.

Department of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Montpellier, Montpellier, France.

Increasing number of medical students and limited availability of cadavers have led to a reduction in anatomy teaching through human cadaveric dissection. These changes triggered the emergence of innovative teaching and learning strategies in order to maximize students learning of anatomy. An alternative approach to traditional dissection was presented in an effort to improve content delivery and student satisfaction. Read More

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November 2021