The discipline of anatomy has had a pivotal influence on the history of medicine as it serves almost as the language of medicine. This concept has not been changed till today, but the modalities that we use to understand the subject have been significantly changed. This book is unique in that the essential contents are put together allowing one to browse through anatomical knowledge on a daily basis. It should also satisfy anyone who believes that medical faculty must follow a system which is educationally sound. Developing an excellent anatomy curriculum, assessment system, and anatomy resource centre are key to success that will allow us to address the question of “how do we teach anatomy?” If we have to continue teaching an important subject such as anatomy to medical students, we must be innovative in terms of our approach of teaching in the presence of decreased contact hours to fulfil the curricular need of more integration. This book will target medical educationists and students who may find it easier to develop concepts in gross anatomy, embryology, histology and neuroanatomy. Since planning learning experiences, their implementation and student assessment, are closely related activities, care is taken to develop a process for clinically-oriented multiple choice questions in anatomy that satisfy the theme and objectives of anatomy. The issues related to laboratory activities have also been addressed so as to emphasise objective-structured practical examination that is integrated and clinically relevant during the early period of the medical curriculum. The students’ perception has been brought to our attention and given a great focus. This book for the first time addresses education in anatomy and provides a great resource for medical schools engaged in problem-based learning or integrated systems curriculums.
Table of Contents
Preface; Anatomical Education in the Past: Lessons from History; Why Do We Need Changes? Anatomy in the 21st Century; Key Issues in Developing Anatomy Curriculum; How do we Teach Anatomy? Use of Team-based Learning Strategy; New Horizons in Medical Education Technology; Anatomical Education-Gross Anatomy (Part 1); Anatomical Education-Gross Anatomy (Part 2); Cell Biology/Histology can be the Facilitator for Integrating Biomedical Sciences in the Medical Curriculum; Anatomical Education - Embryology: Integrating Clinically Oriented Embryology into an Organ Systems-based Curriculum; Education in Anatomical Sciences: Neuroanatomy: An Evolving Curriculum Caters Towards Patient Care; Issues Concerning Anatomy in PBL; Innovation in Anatomy Teaching; An Anatomy Learning Resource Center: What Should it Look Like & What Should it Ideally Achieve; What is the Best Assessment System in Anatomy; Writing Good MCQs; Practical Examinations - OSPE, OSCE & Spot; Education in Anatomy: Students’ Perception; Index.