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

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Publication date2010
Number of pages0
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventAMEE International Meeting 2010 - Glasgow, United Kingdom
Duration: 4/09/20108/09/2010


ConferenceAMEE International Meeting 2010
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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.

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.