Delivery of a postgraduate surgical anatomy program

Zimanyi, M.A., and Anscomb, H.L. (2020) Delivery of a postgraduate surgical anatomy program. Clinical Anatomy. p. 22. (In Press)

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INTRODUCTION: It is well documented that anatomy delivery in medical courses has declined worldwide. In addition, with increased student numbers and increases in the cost of maintaining a bequest program, many anatomy programs have steered away from dissection and replaced some of the curriculum with alternative methods of delivery. This has resulted in more universities offering anatomy at postgraduate level.

MATERIALS AND METHODS: Planning the course had challenges: the need to provide online delivery to allow those working in rural and remote areas access to the program but it's also suitable for the time poor. Tailored tutorials, clinical lectures and assessments prior to and during practical workshops were planned to allow adequate time to complete cadaveric dissection of the regions of interest.

RESULTS: Delivery of the program is via distance mode (online) delivery divided into four modules, each with approximately 10 weeks of content comprising online recorded lectures that students can engage with anywhere, at any time. The compulsory practical component of the course involves full body cadaveric dissection, tutorials, clinical lectures and a range of assessments delivered during the 4-day practical workshop held at the end of each module. Unexpectedly, applications from a number of different allied health professionals were received, who were not the intended target group.

CONCLUSION: Peer review from a senior member of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, a senior academic from interstate and student feedback is very positive.

Item ID: 64482
Item Type: Article (Abstract)
ISSN: 1098-2353
Copyright Information: © 2020 Wiley Periodicals, Inc
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 02:26
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110323 Surgery @ 50%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 50%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 100%
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