The use of videos to aid self-directed learning and improve understanding of living anatomy

Finn, Gabrielle and Cox, David and Northend, Michael and Curtis, Fiona (2010) The use of videos to aid self-directed learning and improve understanding of living anatomy. In: AMEE International Meeting 2010, 2010-09-042010-09-08.

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Background Medical students complain about a lack of access to the dissecting room for self-directed study. This, coupled with staff commitments, means that the opportunity to consolidate learning outside of timetabled teaching is troublesome. Whilst there are a plethora of online resources available which demonstrate anatomy using cadavers, few emphasise living anatomy to facilitate students’ understanding of the clinical context. Summary of Work A series of videos emphasising living, clinical and functional anatomy, as well as relevant clinical examinations were produced on the lower limb. These videos were made by students, for students and content was checked for accuracy by faculty. Projections of the Virtual Human Dissector™ onto volunteers were also incorporated into the videos to improve anatomical understanding in relation to surface anatomy. Summary of Results Evaluation of the videos as a learning resource and revision aid is currently underway. We will present quantitative and qualitative data to show students perceptions of videos highlighting living anatomy. Conclusions E-resources provide an alternative when access to laboratories is restricted as they can be accessed at any time. Take home message Videos based around living anatomy allow students to appreciate the clinical context of the anatomy they are learning.

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