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Body Donation in Italy: An Important Breakthrough with the New Law.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jul 8. Epub 2020 Jul 8.

Forensic Medicine Unit, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

We re-read with interest the article by Professor De Caro and his colleagues from the University of Padova entitled "Promotion of body donation and use of cadavers in anatomical education at the University of Padova" which was published in the Anatomical Sciences Education more than decade ago (De Caro et al., 2009). The occasion, was the recent introduction of new Italian Law No. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.2001DOI Listing

"Traditional" Methods of Cardiothoracic Surgical Simulation and Anatomical Education: Are they Adequate?

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 29. Epub 2020 Jun 29.

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

It was our pleasure to read the article by Robinson et al. (2020), who performed a review concerning cadaveric simulation training in cardiothoracic surgery. The authors mentioned several advantages of this type of simulation, highlighting its importance for surgical training. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1999DOI Listing

The Effectiveness of an Augmented Reality Head-Mounted Display in Learning Skull Anatomy at a Community College.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 24. Epub 2020 Jun 24.

Department of Biology, Cuyahoga Community College - Westshore Campus, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.

Despite an increase in the use of technology in undergraduate anatomy education, and the rising popularity of online anatomy courses at community colleges in the US, there have been no reports on the efficacy of augmented reality on anatomy education in this population. The purpose of this study was to test the hypothesis that augmented reality is an effective and engaging tool for learning anatomy in community college students. Participants recruited from Cuyahoga Community College (Cleveland, OH) studied skull anatomy using either traditional tools (i. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1998DOI Listing

Clay-based modeling in the anatomist's toolkit: A systematic review.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 22. Epub 2020 Jun 22.

Centre for Anatomical and Human Sciences, Hull York Medical School, University of York, York, United Kingdom.

Anatomical education has suffered from reduced teaching time and poor availability of staff and resources over the past thirty years. Clay-based modeling (CBM) is an alternative technique for teaching anatomy that can improve student knowledge and experience. This systematic review aimed to summarize and appraise the quality of the literature describing the uses, advantages, and limitations of CBM compared to alternative methods of teaching human gross anatomy to students or qualified healthcare professionals. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1996DOI Listing

How Computer-Assisted Learning Influences Medical Students' Performance in Anatomy Courses.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 21. Epub 2020 Jun 21.

Department of Public Health, Forensic Sciences and Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal.

Anatomy is an essential subject of the medical curriculum. Despite its relevance, the curricular time and logistical resources devoted to teaching anatomy are in decline, favoring the introduction of new pedagogical approaches based on computer-assisted learning (CAL). This new pedagogical approach provides an insight into students' learning profiles and features, which are correlated with knowledge acquisition. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1997DOI Listing

What use is anatomy in first opinion small animal veterinary practice? A qualitative study.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 18. Epub 2020 Jun 18.

Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, London, United Kingdom.

Despite the uncontested importance of anatomy as one of the foundational aspects of undergraduate veterinary programs, there is still limited information available as to what anatomy knowledge is most important for the graduate veterinarian in their daily clinical work. The aim of this study was therefore to gain a deeper understanding of the role that anatomy plays in first opinion small animal veterinary practice. Using ethnographic methodologies, the authors aimed to collect rich qualitative data to answer the question "How do first opinion veterinarians use anatomy knowledge in their day-to-day clinical practice?" Detailed observations and semi-structured interviews were conducted with five veterinarians working within a single small animal first opinion practice in the United Kingdom. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1995DOI Listing

Challenges in teaching human anatomy to students with intellectual disabilities during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 15. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Postgraduate Program in Health Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Federal University of Goiás, Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic and the various subsequent changes and behavioral adjustments necessary in the educational field, two important articles were recently published in Anatomical Sciences Education (Franchi, 2020; Srinivasan, 2020). The first study (Franchi, 2020) reported the impact of the pandemic on human anatomy education in the United Kingdom. This article described from the perspective of a medical student how the lack of practical teaching with cadavers can adversely impact training and lead to losses for students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1991DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7323016PMC

Dissection versus Prosection: A Comparative Assessment of the Course Experiences, Approaches to Learning, and Academic Performance of Non-medical Undergraduate Students in Human Anatomy.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 15. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Many institutions rely upon prosection-based laboratories as more resource-efficient and time-effective alternatives to traditional cadaver dissection for human anatomy education. To facilitate growing enrollment numbers despite resource limitations, the University of Guelph (a non-medical institution) introduced a modified "stepwise" prosection-based laboratory cohort to supplement a dissection-based course. In this design, all students attended the same lectures, but those in the dissection-based cohort learned by performing regional dissections and students in the prosection-based cohort studied from those dissections. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1993DOI Listing

The universal design for learning framework in anatomical sciences education.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 15. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience and Cork Neuroscience Centre, Western Gateway Building, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland.

Over the past decades, teaching and learning within the discipline of anatomy has undergone significant changes. Some of these changes are due to a reduction in the number of teaching hours, while others are related to advancements in technology. Faced with these many choices for change, it can be difficult for faculty to decide on which new developments in anatomical education need or indeed can be integrated into their course to enhance student learning. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1992DOI Listing

Attitudes of Anatomy Students toward Commemorations for Body Donors: A Multicultural Perspective.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 15. Epub 2020 Jun 15.

Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Many medical schools practice commemorative ceremonies to honor body donors. Attitudes of medical education stakeholders toward these ceremonies have not yet been fully investigated. The aim of this study was to explore anatomy students' attitudes toward commemorations at a multicultural institution which has not introduced these ceremonies yet. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1994DOI Listing

Cinematic Rendering in Anatomy: A Crossover Study Comparing a Novel 3D Reconstruction Technique to Conventional Computed Tomography.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 10. Epub 2020 Jun 10.

Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany.

Integration of medical imaging into preclinical anatomy courses is already underway in many medical schools. However, interpretation of two-dimensional grayscale images is difficult and conventional volume rendering techniques provide only images of limited quality. In this regard, a more photorealistic visualization provided by Cinematic Rendering (CR) may be more suitable for anatomical education. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1989DOI Listing

A Surgical View of Anatomy: Perspectives from Students and Instructors.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8.

Harvard Medical School, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts.

As curricular emphasis on anatomy in undergraduate medical education continues to evolve, new approaches to anatomical education are urgently needed to prepare medical students for residency. A surgical anatomy class was designed for third- and fourth-year medical students to explore important anatomical relationships by performing realistic surgical procedures on anatomical donors. Under the guidance of both surgeons and anatomists, students in this month-long elective course explored key anatomical relationships through performing surgical approaches, with the secondary benefit of practicing basic surgical techniques. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1988DOI Listing

Examining the short-, medium- and long-term success of an embodied learning activity in the study of hand anatomy for clinical application.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jun 9. Epub 2020 Jun 9.

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

A student's own body provides an often disregarded site of knowledge production and corporeal wisdom. Learning via cognitive processes anchored in physical movement and body awareness, known as embodied learning, may aid students to visualize structures and understand their functions and clinical relevance. Working from an embodied learning perspective, the current paper evaluates the use of an offline physical learning tool (Anatomical Glove Learning System; AGLS) for teaching hand anatomy for clinical application in medical students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1987DOI Listing

Regarding the Dead: A Model for Anatomical Gifting Outside the Traditional Medical School Setting.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 31. Epub 2020 May 31.

Anatomical Gift Program, School of Health Sciences, Elon University, Elon, North Carolina.

In 2017, Elon University became one of very few universities in the United States without a medical school to have an in-house Anatomical Gift Program (AGP). The program accepts first-person-consenting individuals only and within 2.5 years has become self-sufficient, supporting anatomy curricular needs of its physical therapy, physician assistant, and undergraduate biology and anthropology programs (n = 21 donors annually). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1985DOI Listing

Physician Associate Students' Experience of Anatomy Dissection.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 25. Epub 2020 May 25.

Physician Associate Program, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin, Ireland.

The role of physician assistant/associate (PA) has expanded from its inception in the United States over 50 years ago, to European countries including Ireland. While there is an increasing body of evidence exploring the role and training of PAs in clinical settings, there is a scarcity of research exploring PA students' perspectives in relation to their experience of anatomy dissection, or how these experiences may contribute to the development of their core professional identity. Students in the first two cohorts of PA Program at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland program were invited to interviews which solicited them to reflect and report on their own experiences of anatomical dissection during their course. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1984DOI Listing

Narrated Dissection Videos and Peer-Mentoring to Enhance Anatomy Performance of Underrepresented Minority Students in Physical Therapy Education.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 8. Epub 2020 May 8.

School of Physical Therapy, University of The Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, USA.

Three-dimensional virtual technology (3DVT) educational tools and peer-tutoring have proven to be effective teaching strategies in improving student learning outcomes. The purpose of this study was threefold: (1) compare the anatomy academic performance between underrepresented minority (URM) and non-minority (non-URM) students, (2) compare the voluntary use of 3DVT dissection videos and peer-mentoring between these two cohorts, and (3) estimate the association between the use of these teaching strategies on anatomy examinations and course grades at a school of physical therapy. Three-dimensional virtual technology narrated dissection videos and peer-mentoring were made available to all students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1971DOI Listing

Medical Students' Perceptions and an Anatomy Teacher's Personal Experience Using an e-Learning Platform for Tutorials During the Covid-19 Crisis.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 05 13;13(3):318-319. Epub 2020 May 13.

Department of Anatomy, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1970DOI Listing

A Good Death - Can the Concept Be Applied to Anatomy?

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 4. Epub 2020 May 4.

Department of Medical Education, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

The importance of patient-centered decisions is embedded throughout clinical practice. The principle that the patient is at the center of all decisions has helped form the contemporary approach to death and dying. The concept of a "good death" will naturally mean different things to different individuals, but is based on the foundation of being pain free, comfortable, and able to make informed decisions. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1969DOI Listing

Forced Disruption of Anatomy Education in Australia and New Zealand: An Acute Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 10;13(3):284-300. Epub 2020 May 10.

Centre for Human Anatomy Education, Department of Anatomy and Developmental Biology, Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

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 increasingly restricted anatomy laboratory teaching practices. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1968DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7264523PMC

Strength, Weakness, Opportunity, Threat (SWOT) Analysis of the Adaptations to Anatomical Education in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland in Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 9;13(3):301-311. Epub 2020 May 9.

Department of Medical Education, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Falmer, United Kingdom.

The Covid-19 pandemic has driven the fastest changes to higher education across the globe, necessitated by social distancing measures preventing face-to-face teaching. This has led to an almost immediate switch to distance learning by higher education institutions. Anatomy faces some unique challenges. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1967DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7264742PMC

The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Current Anatomy Education and Future Careers: A Student's Perspective.

Authors:
Thomas Franchi

Anat Sci Educ 2020 05 5;13(3):312-315. Epub 2020 May 5.

Medical Student, The Medical School, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1966DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7262338PMC

Online Assessment of Applied Anatomy Knowledge: The Effect of Images on Medical Students' Performance.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Apr 14. Epub 2020 Apr 14.

Thomas Coram Research Unit, Institute of Education, University College London, London, United Kingdom.

Anatomical examinations have been designed to assess topographical and/or applied knowledge of anatomy with or without the inclusion of visual resources such as cadaveric specimens or images, radiological images, and/or clinical photographs. Multimedia learning theories have advanced the understanding of how words and images are processed during learning. However, the evidence of the impact of including anatomical and radiological images within written assessments is sparse. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1965DOI Listing

Professional Attitudes in Health Professions' Education: The Effects of an Anatomy Near-Peer Learning Activity.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Apr 13. Epub 2020 Apr 13.

Ingram School of Nursing, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada.

Interprofessional attitudes existing between healthcare disciplines can negatively impact communication and collaboration in the clinical setting. While human anatomy is a topic central to healthcare trainees, the potential of the anatomy laboratory to minimize negative interprofessional attitudes has yet to be characterized. This study aimed to assess the effects of an anatomy interprofessional near-peer learning activity (AIP-NPLA) on medical and nursing students' interprofessional attitudes at McGill University. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1964DOI Listing

Dead Body Management in Times of Covid-19 and its Potential Impact on the Availability of Cadavers for Medical Education in India.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 05 28;13(3):316-317. Epub 2020 Apr 28.

Department of Anatomy, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, India.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1962DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7262108PMC

Going Virtual to Support Anatomy Education: A STOPGAP in the Midst of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 05 5;13(3):279-283. Epub 2020 May 5.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1963DOI Listing

Dry Skulls and Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) for Teaching Orofacial Bone Anatomy to Undergraduate Dental Students.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Mar 29. Epub 2020 Mar 29.

Dental Materials Science, Division of Applied Oral Sciences and Community Dental Care, Faculty of Dentistry, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, People's Republic of China.

Learning bone anatomy of the skull is a complex topic involving three-dimensional information. The impact of the use of human dry skulls and cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging was investigated in the teaching of undergraduate dental students. Sixty-four first-year students in the University of Hong Kong were randomly divided into eight groups. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1961DOI Listing

National Survey on Canadian Undergraduate Medical Programs: The Decline of the Anatomical Sciences in Canadian Medical Education.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 16;13(3):381-389. Epub 2020 Apr 16.

Education Program in Anatomy, Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

The anatomical sciences have always been regarded as an essential component of medical education. In Canada, the methodology and time dedicated to anatomy teaching are currently unknown. Two surveys were administered to course directors and discipline leaders to gain a comprehensive view of anatomical education in Canadian medical schools. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1960DOI Listing

The Impact of Three-Dimensional Printed Anatomical Models on First-Year Student Engagement in a Block Mode Delivery.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Mar 12. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

First Year College, Victoria University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Student engagement is known to have several positive effects on learning outcomes and can impact a student's university experience. High levels of engagement in content-heavy subjects can be difficult to attain. Due to a major institutional restructure, the anatomy prosection laboratory time per subject was dramatically reduced. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1958DOI Listing

An Alternative Method for Anatomy Training: Immersive Virtual Reality.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Mar 12. Epub 2020 Mar 12.

Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.

The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of immersive three-dimensional (3D) interactive virtual reality (VR) on anatomy training in undergraduate physical therapy students. A total of 72 students were included in the study. The students were randomized into control (n = 36) and VR (n = 36) group according to the Kolb Learning Style Inventory, sex, and Purdue Spatial Visualization Test Rotations (PSVT-R). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1959DOI Listing

Histology and Embryology Education in China: The Current Situation and Changes Over the Past 20 Years.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Mar 11. Epub 2020 Mar 11.

Department of Histology and Embryology, Medical College, Jinan University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

In mainland China, histology and embryology (HE) are taught in one course as an essential component of medical curricula. The effectiveness of HE courses directly affects the quality of medical students. To determine the present situation and changes in HE teaching in Chinese medical schools, a nationwide survey was conducted among the HE departmental leaders. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1956DOI Listing

Is Cadaveric Dissection The "Gold Standard" For Neuroanatomy Education?

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Mar 11. Epub 2020 Mar 11.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1957DOI Listing

Positive Impacts of Using Student Anatomy Teachers.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jul 6;13(4):542-543. Epub 2020 Apr 6.

Medical Student, St. George's, University of London, London, United Kingdom.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1955DOI Listing

Anatomy Students That are "Team-Taught" May Achieve Better Results Than Those That are "Sole-Taught".

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Mar 7. Epub 2020 Mar 7.

Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Microbiology, College of Science, Health and Engineering, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia.

Anatomy practical classes have traditionally been taught by a team of demonstrators (team-taught) in a large dissection room. More recently, particularly in nonmedical contexts, practical classes have been taught by one teacher (sole-taught) to smaller student groups. The aim of this study was to compare student outcomes when the same course was delivered with practical classes team-taught at one campus (metropolitan) and sole-taught at a second campus (regional) while maintaining similar staff to student ratios. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1954DOI Listing

Can Three-Dimensional Visualization Technologies be More Effective than Cadavers for Dental Anatomy Education?

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Feb 27. Epub 2020 Feb 27.

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

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1953DOI Listing
February 2020

Survey of Gross Anatomy Education in China: The Past and the Present.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 May 18;13(3):390-400. Epub 2020 Mar 18.

Division of Histology and Embryology, School of Medicine, Jinan University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China.

Medical education in mainland China has undergone massive expansion and reforms in the past decades. A nation-wide survey of the five-year clinical medicine programs aimed to examine the course hours, pedagogies, learning resources and teaching staff of anatomy both at present and over the past three decades (1990-1999, 2000-2009, and 2010-2018). The directors or senior teachers from 90 out of the 130 five-year clinical medicine programs were invited to fill out a factual questionnaire by email. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1952DOI Listing

Cultural practices of the Zulu ethnic group on the body and their influence on body donation.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Feb 19. Epub 2020 Feb 19.

Division of Clinical Anatomy, School of Laboratory Medicine and Medical Sciences, College of Health Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa.

Cultural practices in the African continent have been thought to impact negatively on body donation. Thus, most African countries continue to rely on unclaimed bodies for dissection programs, or bequests from the white population. The latter situation is dominant in South African medical schools. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1950DOI Listing
February 2020

Does spatial awareness training affect anatomy learning in medical students?

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Feb 11. Epub 2020 Feb 11.

Department of Medical Education, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

Spatial ability (SA) is the cognitive capacity to understand and mentally manipulate concepts of objects, remembering relationships among their parts and those of their surroundings. Spatial ability provides a learning advantage in science and may be useful in anatomy and technical skills in health care. This study aimed to assess the relationship between SA and anatomy scores in first- and second-year medical students. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1949DOI Listing
February 2020

Social Media Guidelines for Anatomists.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jul 6;13(4):527-539. Epub 2020 May 6.

Department of Anatomy, Brighton and Sussex Medical School, University of Sussex, Brighton, United Kingdom.

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 individuals may be working as the only anatomist in an institution, having such a virtual community can be important. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1948DOI Listing

A Hands-On Organ-Slicing Activity to Teach the Cross-Sectional Anatomy.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Feb 7. Epub 2020 Feb 7.

Department of Anatomy, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, People's Republic of China.

The presentation of pre-sliced specimens is a frequently used method in the laboratory teaching of cross-sectional anatomy. In the present study, a new teaching method based on a hands-on slicing activity was introduced into the teaching of brain, heart, and liver cross-sectional anatomy. A randomized, controlled trial was performed. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1947DOI Listing
February 2020

Creating a Human Gross Anatomy Laboratory: The Experience at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution.

Authors:
Matthew J Zdilla

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jan 28. Epub 2020 Jan 28.

Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, West Liberty University, West Liberty, West Virginia.

This paper details the creation of a human gross anatomy laboratory from a defunct chemistry laboratory at West Liberty University, a small primarily undergraduate institution in West Virginia. The article highlights important considerations with regard to the development of a human gross anatomy laboratory including access to human gifts; assessment of the space for size, security, and privacy; assessment of the utilities; acquisition of a dissection table; ventilation; aesthetics in functional design; expenses; and sustainability. The report also identifies favorable conditions and potential pitfalls regarding the creation of a human gross anatomy laboratory. Read More

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January 2020

Developing Student Metacognition through Reflective Writing in an Upper Level Undergraduate Anatomy Course.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jan 22. Epub 2020 Jan 22.

Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.

Incorporating metacognitive strategies in the classroom helps students monitor and adjust their learning strategies throughout the semester, and helps students progress from novice to expert learners in a subject. Journaling (i.e. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1945DOI Listing
January 2020

Implementing Change in Neuroanatomy Education: Organization, Evolution, and Assessment of a Near-Peer Teaching Program in an Undergraduate Medical School in Greece.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jan 18. Epub 2020 Jan 18.

Laboratory for Education and Research in Neurosciences, Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece.

In light of the current shifts in medical education from traditional lectures to more active teaching modalities, a peer-teaching program was introduced to a compulsory, second-year neuroanatomy course. A cross-sectional survey of 527 medical students in the six-year medical program of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens was administered. The primary aim of the survey, which was distributed to second- through sixth-year medical students, who had completed the neuroanatomy course, was to assess student perception of peer teachers (PTs). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1944DOI Listing
January 2020

How Effective is Body Painting as an Anatomy Education Method in Comparison with Three-Dimensional Visualization?

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jul 31;13(4):540-541. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

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

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A Three-Dimensional Print Model of the Pterygopalatine Fossa Significantly Enhances the Learning Experience.

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jan 6. Epub 2020 Jan 6.

Department of Cell Systems and Anatomy, Long School of Medicine, UT Health, San Antonio, Texas.

The pterygopalatine fossa (PPF) is a bilateral space deep within the skull that serves as a major neurovascular junction. However, its small volume and poor accessibility make it a difficult space to comprehend using two-dimensional illustrations and cadaveric dissections. A three-dimensional (3D) printed model of the PPF was developed as a visual and kinesthetic learning tool for completely visualizing the fossa, its boundaries, its communicating channels, and its neurovascular structures. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ase.1942DOI Listing
January 2020

The Effect of Stereoscopic Augmented Reality Visualization on Learning Anatomy and the Modifying Effect of Visual-Spatial Abilities: A Double-Center Randomized Controlled Trial.

Anat Sci Educ 2019 Dec 30. Epub 2019 Dec 30.

Center for Innovation of Medical Education, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands.

Monoscopically projected three-dimensional (3D) visualization technology may have significant disadvantages for students with lower visual-spatial abilities despite its overall effectiveness in teaching anatomy. Previous research suggests that stereopsis may facilitate a better comprehension of anatomical knowledge. This study evaluated the educational effectiveness of stereoscopic augmented reality (AR) visualization and the modifying effect of visual-spatial abilities on learning. Read More

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December 2019

A Web-Based Virtual Microscopy Platform for Improving Academic Performance in Histology and Pathology Laboratory Courses: A Pilot Study.

Anat Sci Educ 2019 Dec 27. Epub 2019 Dec 27.

Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University Hospital and National Taiwan University College of Medicine, Taipei, Taiwan.

Virtual microscopy (VM) has been utilized to improve students' learning experience in microscope laboratory sessions, but minimal attention has been given to determining how to use VM more effectively. The study examined the influence of VM on academic performance and teacher and student perceptions and compared laboratory test scores before and after VM incorporation. A total of 662 third-year students studying histology and 651 fourth-year students studying pathology were divided into two groups. Read More

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December 2019

The Twelve Cranial Nerve Haiku of Christmas: Finding a Place for the Haiku in the Anatomical Learning Toolbox.

Authors:
Timothy McLennan

Anat Sci Educ 2020 05 31;13(3):426-428. Epub 2020 Jan 31.

Department of Anatomy, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

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Artificial Intelligence or Natural Stupidity? Deep Learning or Superficial Teaching?

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jan;13(1):5-7

Professor of Anatomy and Medical Education, Department of Anatomy, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.

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January 2020

Web Browsing Habits of Healthcare Professions Students in Gross Anatomy Laboratory.

Authors:
Michael A Pascoe

Anat Sci Educ 2020 Jul 10;13(4):520-526. Epub 2020 Jan 10.

Physical Therapy Program, School of Medicine, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado.

Personal computer use for educational purposes by the healthcare professions students has become ubiquitous. Although the effect of computer-based dissection instructions has been studied, there is a paucity of information regarding student browsing habits of information available on the Internet. Although current students have favorable attitudes toward accessing anatomical information online, web browsing habits have not yet been investigated specifically in the dissection laboratory setting. Read More

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Phenoxyethanol-Based Embalming for Anatomy Teaching: An 18 Years' Experience with Crosado Embalming at the University of Otago in New Zealand.

Anat Sci Educ 2019 Nov 23. Epub 2019 Nov 23.

Department of Clinical and Macroscopic Anatomy, Medical University of Graz, Graz, Austria.

Embalming fixatives such as formaldehyde and phenol have been associated with occupational health hazards. While anatomists aim at replacing these chemicals, this seems presently unfeasible in particular for formaldehyde. Furthermore, fixation protocols usually require well-equipped facilities with highly experienced staff to achieve good fixation results in spite of only a minimal use of formaldehyde. Read More

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November 2019