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Traditional dissection as a modern anatomy teaching tool
Serbia (IFMSA-Serbia) - University of Novi Sad, Novi Sad
Prof. dr Biljana Srdic Galic, MD, PhD
Prof. dr Biljana Srdic Galic, MD, PhD
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Anatomy training has always been an essential part of any medical curriculum regardless of institution since knowledge of anatomy serves as the conceptual framework for general medicine as well as specialties like surgery and radiology. Nowdays, many techniques in anatomy teaching are available worldwide such as lectures based on the use of chalk and board, power point presentations, interactive boards, animations, videos and 3D printed and plastinated models of human structures and traditional dissection. Even though being old-fashioned anatomical teaching tool, traditional dissection gives students the most realistic 3D view of human anatomy and the opportunity to learn independently about human body structures, their relationship and possible variations. It helps students and future doctors to develop the manual skills, self-directed learning and team working spirit.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to bring human anatomy closer to the students and to provide them better understanding of body structure relationships essential for their future profession.
What techniques and methods are used?
Firstly, students will take active part in workshops using different materials such as modeling, clay, balloons, wires and crayons to visualize and learn the relationships between mediastinal, abdominal and pelvic organs and structures. After gaining the essential knowledge they will attend dissection course and have the opportunity to improve their manual and anatomical skills. At the end the students will be thought how to prepare the organs which they dissected for the plastination.
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- The tasks of the student will be performed on his/her own
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
The student is expected to attend all activities assigned by Dr Srdic Galic and her team.It is expected of the students that they master the anatomy of mediastinal, abdominal and pelvic organs and structures, as well as the dissection techiques. To acquire in-depth knowledge on the different anatomical regions of the human body, to learn the different techniques of dissection and their application to different anatomical regions of the human body and connect them to clinical work. In the end they should be able to prepare dissected organs for plastination on their own.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Supervisor will prepare literature and organize courses to prepare students for practical work.
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will have the opportunity to present the results together with the supervisor at a conference - No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Subjects passed : Anatomy
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Pre-Medical students from the American-British system - Students in biomedical fields - Dental medicine students (IADS members)
- Srdić Galić B; Udicki M; Vučinić N; Radošević D; Žigić S; Drvendžija Z; Perić R; Krstonošić B; Mijatov Ukropina Lj; Stojšić Džunja Lj; Marić D; Erić M; Babović S. Contemporary anatomy teaching - experiences from the Faculty of Medicine Novi Sad. Med Pregl. 2017; 70(11-12):345-51.
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