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The place of cadaveric dissection in medical education

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Gillian Lever

on 23 January 2014

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Transcript of The place of cadaveric dissection in medical education

Gillian Lever Cadaveric dissection:
an essential part of medical education Why cadavers are "vital" A real body
Facing up to the inevitability of death
Tactile perception
Depth and size perception
Generosity of donors
It's what students want! Why not only computer-assisted learning? Almost simply opposite arguments
No depth perception, no tactile sensation, no appreciation of death
Definitely has a place in medical education - enhances learning and essential future skills Final comments Cadaveric dissection gives:
Multi-sensory learning
Depth and size perception
Reminder of reality of death
Computer-assisted learning has a supportive role in anatomy teaching
References 1.Rizzolo L., Stewart W.B. We Continue Teaching Anatomy by Dissection When . . .? The Anatomical Record (Part B: New Anat.) 289B:215-218, 2006
2.Granger N.A. Dissection Laboratory Is Vital to Medical Gross Anatomy Education. The Anatomical Record (Part B: New Anat.) 281B: 6-8, 2004
3. Korf H-W, Wicht H, Snipes R.L. et al. The dissection course - necessary and indispensable for teaching anatomy to medical students. Annals of Anatomy. 190: 16-22, 2008
4. https://www.biodigitalhuman.com/
My initial feelings about dissection
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