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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156108/optimizing-quality-of-dental-carving-by-preclinical-dental-students-through-anatomy-theory-reinforcement
#1
Renato A de Azevedo, Marcos B Correa, Marcos A Torriani, Rafael G Lund
Knowledge of dental anatomy is of great importance in the practice of dentistry, especially in oral rehabilitation, because without this knowledge, professional practice is not possible. Dental carving plays a major role in training dental students as it develops their manual dexterity. This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the influence of didactic-theoretical reinforcement on the theoretical and practical knowledge of dental anatomy of preclinical students by examining the quality of the anatomical restorations performed by these students before and after a didactic-theoretical reinforcement...
November 20, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112798/perceptions-of-first-year-medical-students-towards-learning-anatomy-using-cadaveric-specimens-through-peer-teaching
#2
Andee Agius, Neville Calleja, Christian Camenzuli, Roberta Sultana, Richard Pullicino, Christian Zammit, Jean Calleja Agius, Cristoforo Pomara
During the last decade, global interest in the multiple benefits of formal peer teaching has increased. This study aimed to explore the perceptions of first-year medical students towards the use of peer teaching to learn anatomy using cadaveric specimens. A descriptive, cross-sectional, retrospective survey was carried out. Data were collected using an online questionnaire which was administered to all medical students who were in their second year of their medical school curriculum and who had participated in sessions taught by their peers during their first year...
November 7, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112797/exploring-anatomy-and-physiology-using-ipad-applications
#3
Tandra R Chakraborty, Deborah F Cooperstein
This study examined the use of iPads with anatomy applications (apps) in the laboratory sections of the largest undergraduate course at the university, Anatomy and Physiology, serving more than 300 students. The majority of these students were nursing, exercise science/physical education and biology majors. With a student survey (student opinion) and student practicum grades as metrics, this study determined whether the introduction of this novel mobile technology improved student grades and aided the students in learning the course material...
November 7, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112336/what-do-the-public-know-about-anatomy-anatomy-education-to-the-public-and-the-implications
#4
Adam M Taylor, Peter Diggle, Quenton Wessels
Public knowledge of the anatomical "self" is lacking and evidence points towards a growing need for anatomy education to the wider public. The public were offered the opportunity to learn human anatomy and complete an anatomical knowledge survey afterwards. Sixty-three participants volunteered to attempt to place 20 anatomical structures on a blank human body template. Responses were scored independently and then collated. A mixed effects logistic model was used to examine any associations with participants' as a random effect and all other factors as fixed effects...
November 7, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096042/what-type-of-learner-are-your-students-preferred-learning-styles-of-undergraduate-gross-anatomy-students-according-to-the-index-of-learning-styles-questionnaire
#5
Melissa M Quinn, Theodore Smith, Eileen L Kalmar, Jennifer M Burgoon
Students learn and process information in many different ways. Learning styles are useful as they allow instructors to learn more about students, as well as aid in the development and application of useful teaching approaches and techniques. At the undergraduate level there is a noticeable lack of research on learning style preferences of students enrolled in gross anatomy courses. The Index of Learning Styles (ILS) questionnaire was administered to students enrolled in a large enrollment undergraduate gross anatomy course with laboratory to determine their preferred learning styles...
November 2, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024453/the-histopathologic-reliability-of-tissue-taken-from-cadavers-within-the-gross-anatomy-laboratory
#6
Guenevere Rae, William P Newman, Robin McGoey, Supriya Donthamsetty, Aryn C Karpinski, Jeffrey Green
The purpose of this study was to examine the histopathologic reliability of embalmed cadaveric tissue taken from the gross anatomy laboratory. Tissue samples from hearts, livers, lungs, and kidneys were collected after the medical students' dissection course was completed. All of the cadavers were embalmed in a formalin-based fixative solution. The tissue was processed, embedded in paraffin, sectioned at six micrometers, and stained with H&E. The microscope slides were evaluated by a board certified pathologist to determine whether the cellular components of the tissues were preserved at a high enough quality to allow for histopathologic diagnosis...
October 10, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976644/ask-an-anatomist-identifying-global-trends-topics-and-themes-of-academic-anatomists-using-twitter
#7
Madeleine J Marsland, Michelle D Lazarus
Social media (SoMe) is increasingly used in higher education (HE) to access knowledge and enable global communication. The SoMe platform Twitter(®) is particularly beneficial in these contexts because it is readily accessible, easily searchable (via hashtags) and global. Given these advantages, the twitter platform @AskAnatomist was created to foster a global weekly tweet chat, where students and academics can ask and address anatomy-related questions. The aim of this study was to identify themes arising in the early stages of the @AskAnatomy Twitter community to gain insights into current needs/key areas for academic anatomists, students, and other followers...
October 4, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28968002/e-learning-in-medical-education-one-size-does-not-fit-all
#8
LETTER
Abigail J Lowe
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941215/analysis-of-testing-with-multiple-choice-versus-open-ended-questions-outcome-based-observations-in-an-anatomy-course
#9
Cheryl A Melovitz Vasan, David O DeFouw, Bart K Holland, Nagaswami S Vasan
The pedagogical approach for both didactic and laboratory teaching of anatomy has changed in the last 25 years and continues to evolve; however, assessment of student anatomical knowledge has not changed despite the awareness of Bloom's taxonomy. For economic reasons most schools rely on multiple choice questions (MCQ) that test knowledge mastered while competences such as critical thinking and skill development are not typically assessed. In contrast, open-ended question (OEQ) examinations demand knowledge construction and a higher order of thinking, but more time is required from the faculty to score the constructed responses...
September 22, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941202/best-evidence-of-anatomy-education-insights-from-the-most-recent-literature
#10
LETTER
Mauro Vaccarezza
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 22, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941011/evaluating-a-bedside-tool-for-neuroanatomical-localization-with-extended-matching-questions
#11
Kevin Tan, Han Xin Chin, Christine W L Yau, Erle C H Lim, Dujeepa Samarasekera, Gominda Ponnamperuma, Nigel C K Tan
Neuroanatomical localization (NL) is a key skill in neurology, but learners often have difficulty with it. This study aims to evaluate a concise NL tool (NLT) developed to help teach and learn NL. To evaluate the NLT, an extended-matching questions (EMQ) test to assess NL was designed and validated. The EMQ was validated with fourth-year medical students and internal medicine and neurology residents. The NLT's usability was evaluated with third- and fourth-year students, and the effectiveness was evaluated with an experimental study of second-year students, using the EMQ as the outcome measure...
September 22, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940743/learning-and-study-strategies-correlate-with-medical-students-performance-in-anatomical-sciences
#12
Mohammed K Khalil, Shanna E Williams, H Gregory Hawkins
Much of the content delivered during medical students' preclinical years is assessed nationally by such testing as the United States Medical Licensing Examination(®) (USMLE(®) ) Step 1 and Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination(®) (COMPLEX-USA(®) ) Step 1. Improvement of student study/learning strategies skills is associated with academic success in internal and external (USMLE Step 1) examinations. This research explores the strength of association between the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) scores and student performance in the anatomical sciences and USMLE Step 1 examinations...
September 22, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914990/simulating-the-multi-disciplinary-care-team-approach-enhancing-student-understanding-of-anatomy-through-an-ultrasound-anchored-interprofessional-session
#13
Marianne T Luetmer, Beth A Cloud, James W Youdas, Wojciech Pawlina, Nirusha Lachman
Quality of healthcare delivery is dependent on collaboration between professional disciplines. Integrating opportunities for interprofessional learning in health science education programs prepares future clinicians to function as effective members of a multi-disciplinary care team. This study aimed to create a modified team-based learning (TBL) environment utilizing ultrasound technology during an interprofessional learning activity to enhance musculoskeletal anatomy knowledge of first year medical (MD) and physical therapy (PT) students...
September 15, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914982/production-of-accurate-skeletal-models-of-domestic-animals-using-three-dimensional-scanning-and-printing-technology
#14
Fangzheng Li, Chunying Liu, Xuexiong Song, Yanjun Huan, Shansong Gao, Zhongling Jiang
Access to adequate anatomical specimens can be an important aspect in learning the anatomy of domestic animals. In this study, the authors utilized a structured light scanner and fused deposition modeling (FDM) printer to produce highly accurate animal skeletal models. First, various components of the bovine skeleton, including the femur, the fifth rib, and the sixth cervical (C6) vertebra were used to produce digital models. These were then used to produce 1:1 scale physical models with the FDM printer. The anatomical features of the digital models and three-dimensional (3D) printed models were then compared with those of the original skeletal specimens...
September 15, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906599/dual-extrusion-3d-printing-of-anatomical-models-for-education
#15
Michelle L Smith, James F X Jones
Two material 3D printing is becoming increasingly popular, inexpensive and accessible. In this paper, freely available printable files and dual extrusion fused deposition modelling were combined to create a number of functional anatomical models. To represent muscle and bone FilaFlex(3D) flexible filament and polylactic acid (PLA) filament were extruded respectively via a single 0.4 mm nozzle using a Big Builder printer. For each filament, cubes (5 mm(3) ) were printed and analyzed for X, Y, and Z accuracy...
September 14, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906598/is-the-supply-of-continuing-education-in-the-anatomical-sciences-keeping-up-with-the-demand-results-of-a-national-survey
#16
Adam B Wilson, J Bradley Barger, Patricia Perez, William S Brooks
Continuing education (CE) is an essential element in the life-long learning of health care providers and educators. Despite the importance of the anatomical sciences in the training and practice of clinicians, no studies have examined the need/state of anatomy-related CE nationally. This study assessed the current landscape of CE in the anatomical sciences to contextualize preferences for CE, identify factors that influence the perceived need for CE, and examine the association between supply and demand. Surveys were distributed to educators in the anatomical sciences, practicing physical therapists (PTs), and anatomy training programs across the United States...
September 14, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28881412/benefits-of-extracurricular-participation-in-dissection-in-a-prosection-based-medical-anatomy-program
#17
Alexander Whelan, John J Leddy, Christopher J Ramnanan
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the extracurricular cadaveric dissection program available to medical students at an institution with a modern (time-compressed, student-centered, and prosection-based) approach to medical anatomy education. Quantitative (Likert-style questions) and qualitative data (thematic analysis of open-ended commentary) were collated from a survey of three medical student cohorts who had completed preclerkship. Perceived benefits of dissection included the hands-on learning style and the development of anatomy expertise, while the main barrier that limited participation was the time-intensive nature of dissection...
September 7, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28857454/anatomy-education-in-occupational-therapy-curricula-perspectives-of-practitioners-in-the-united-states
#18
Katherine A Schofield
The study of human anatomy is an integral component in the education of future occupational therapists, yet there is a paucity of research that explores the anatomy needs of students and new practitioners. As a follow up from a pilot study that surveyed a small cohort of practicing therapists, this article aimed to determine occupational therapy (OT) practitioners' views on anatomy course structure and content deemed important to include in OT curricula, entry level practitioners' anatomy knowledge, and application of anatomy in current practice...
August 30, 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092094/birth-of-a-journal-a-team-effort
#19
EDITORIAL
Richard L Drake
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 2017: Anatomical Sciences Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29092093/working-with-students-as-partners-in-anatomy-education
#20
LETTER
Scott Border
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
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