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Anatomy Education to the Public

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Publication date26/11/2020
Host publicationTeaching Anatomy : A Practical Guide
EditorsLap Ki Chan, Wojciech Pawlina
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages73-84
Number of pages12
Edition2nd ed
ISBN (Electronic)9783030432836
ISBN (Print)9783030432829
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

Anatomy has a long-standing history with the public, dating back to the days of Ancient Greece. In recent years, anatomy has become a subject that again has come into the public forum, stepping out of the dissecting room with new teaching technologies and resources enabling learning about the body to become widespread. Engagement with the public is a growing area of academic activity as institutions become more accountable in demonstrating how they spend their funds and demonstrating the teaching and research they undertake. Anatomy lends itself to this engagement because everyone has anatomy and it directly links to their health in multiple facets of their lives. Many resources are available to engage public interest in anatomy, including plastic models, interactive media, crafts and 3D printing. There are important practical considerations relating to venues, funding, feedback and research. Engagement should be a fun and innovative event that enables participants to learn and enjoy themselves.