A pragmatic approach to effective anatomy teaching and learning to medical students: A ten-year experience using evidence-based principles
Goubar, T., Larach, J., Hindmarch, J., Bownes, S., & Sinha, S. (2021). A pragmatic approach to effective anatomy teaching and learning to medical students: A ten-year experience using evidence-based principles. MedEdPublish, 10 (1).
Teaching and learning of anatomy for medical students have been extensively studied. However, we believe that a 'gold-standard' of an anatomy teaching and learning model is difficult to establish as every educational institution faces unique. For the past ten years at the University of Notre Dame Australia, School of Medicine Sydney, the anatomy faculty has implemented evidence-based teaching strategies adopted from medical schools around the world and supported by timely student feedback to deliver cost-effective and sustainable anatomy learning. Student evaluations of this program have been positive and associated with improved summative anatomy results. This article describes ten principles pursued by our faculty, which we hope will help others in restructuring or enhancing their anatomy teaching and learning program.
anatomy, anatomy teaching, medical Education, online learning, near-peer teaching, team-based learning