anatomy

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Summary: A branch of biology dealing with the structure of organisms.

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  1. Rosse C, Mejino J. A reference ontology for biomedical informatics: the Foundational Model of Anatomy. J Biomed Inform. 2003;36:478-500 pubmed
    The Foundational Model of Anatomy (FMA), initially developed as an enhancement of the anatomical content of UMLS, is a domain ontology of the concepts and relationships that pertain to the structural organization of the human body...
  2. Findlater G, Kristmundsdottir F, Parson S, Gillingwater T. Development of a supported self-directed learning approach for anatomy education. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:114-21 pubmed publisher
    ..knowledge and understanding to medical students with limited time and resources remains a major challenge for anatomy educators...
  3. Cuddy M, Swanson D, Drake R, Pawlina W. Changes in anatomy instruction and USMLE performance: empirical evidence on the absence of a relationship. Anat Sci Educ. 2013;6:3-10 pubmed publisher
    b>Anatomy instruction has evolved over the past two decades as many medical schools have undergone various types of curricular reform...
  4. Crow S, O Donoghue D, Vannatta J, Thompson B. Meeting the family: promoting humanism in gross anatomy. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24:49-54 pubmed publisher
    ..a unique program in which medical students meet the families of the anatomical donor prior to dissection in the anatomy course at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine...
  5. Schoeman S, Chandratilake M. The weak relationship between anatomy competence and clinical skills in junior medical students. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:217-24 pubmed publisher
    In modern curricula, the early integration of anatomy and clinical skills education at undergraduate level is seen as important...
  6. Johnson E, Charchanti A, Troupis T. Modernization of an anatomy class: From conceptualization to implementation. A case for integrated multimodal-multidisciplinary teaching. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:354-66 pubmed publisher
    It has become increasingly apparent that no single method for teaching anatomy is able to provide supremacy over another...
  7. Jaffar A. YouTube: An emerging tool in anatomy education. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:158-64 pubmed publisher
    The use of online social networks in medical education can remodel and enhance anatomy teaching and learning; one such network is the video-sharing site YouTube...
  8. Azer S. Can "YouTube" help students in learning surface anatomy?. Surg Radiol Anat. 2012;34:465-8 pubmed publisher
    ..This study aimed at assessing YouTube videos covering surface anatomy. A search of YouTube was conducted from November 8 to 30, 2010 using research terms "surface anatomy," &..
  9. Choudhury B, Gouldsborough I. The use of electronic media to develop transferable skills in science students studying anatomy. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:125-31 pubmed publisher
    ..Students enrolled in the Human Anatomy and Histology module at the University of Manchester were put into groups of six or seven students (26 groups in ..

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  1. Eisma R, Lamb C, Soames R. From formalin to Thiel embalming: What changes? One anatomy department's experiences. Clin Anat. 2013;26:564-71 pubmed publisher
    In 2009, the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification started Thiel embalming on a small scale to assess (i) the suitability for our current teaching in which long-lasting dissection courses are key, (ii) the potential for new ..
  2. Barut C, Ertilav H. Guidelines for standard photography in gross and clinical anatomy. Anat Sci Educ. 2011;4:348-56 pubmed publisher
    Photography has a widespread usage in medicine and anatomy. In this review, authors focused on the usage of photography in gross and clinical anatomy...
  3. Vasan N, DeFouw D, Compton S. Team-based learning in anatomy: an efficient, effective, and economical strategy. Anat Sci Educ. 2011;4:333-9 pubmed publisher
    ..We have modified classical TBL to fit our curricular needs and approach. Anatomy lectures were replaced with TBL that required preparation of assigned content specific discussion topics (in the ..
  4. Plaisant O, Courtois R, Toussaint P, Mendelsohn G, John O, Delmas V, et al. Medical students' attitudes toward the anatomy dissection room in relation to personality. Anat Sci Educ. 2011;4:305-10 pubmed publisher
    ..In this article, we focus on the experience of students in the anatomy dissecting room...
  5. Papa V, Vaccarezza M. Teaching anatomy in the XXI century: new aspects and pitfalls. ScientificWorldJournal. 2013;2013:310348 pubmed publisher
    b>Anatomy has historically been a cornerstone in medical education regardless of nation, racial background, or medical school system...
  6. Wright S. Student perceptions of an upper-level, undergraduate human anatomy laboratory course without cadavers. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:146-57 pubmed publisher
    Several programs in health professional education require or are considering requiring upper-level human anatomy as prerequisite for their applicants...
  7. Mirjalili S, Hale S, Buckenham T, Wilson B, Stringer M. A reappraisal of adult thoracic surface anatomy. Clin Anat. 2012;25:827-34 pubmed publisher
    Accurate surface anatomy is essential for safe clinical practice. Numerous inconsistencies in clinically important surface markings exist between and within anatomical reference texts...
  8. de Bono B, Grenon P, Sammut S. ApiNATOMY: a novel toolkit for visualizing multiscale anatomy schematics with phenotype-related information. Hum Mutat. 2012;33:837-48 pubmed
    ..visualization of such resources in their anatomical context, we developed an automated methodology that produces anatomy schematics in a consistent manner,and provides for the overlay of anatomy-related resource information onto the ..
  9. Burgoon J, Meece J, Granger N. Self-efficacy's influence on student academic achievement in the medical anatomy curriculum. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:249-55 pubmed publisher
    ..is defined as an individual's judgment of his or her ability to successfully complete tasks related to the anatomy curriculum; these include dissecting, learning anatomical concepts, and applying anatomical knowledge to clinical ..
  10. Swamy M, Searle R. Anatomy teaching with portable ultrasound to medical students. BMC Med Educ. 2012;12:99 pubmed publisher
    Medical students as future clinicians will apply their anatomy knowledge in medical imaging. There are various radiological resources available for the medical students to learn anatomy and contextualise it to the clinical setting...
  11. Mirjalili S, McFadden S, Buckenham T, Wilson B, Stringer M. Anatomical planes: are we teaching accurate surface anatomy?. Clin Anat. 2012;25:819-26 pubmed publisher
    Anatomical planes used in clinical practice and teaching anatomy are largely derived from cadaver studies. Numerous inconsistencies in clinically important surface markings exist between and within anatomical reference texts...
  12. Mayfield C, Ohara P, O Sullivan P. Perceptions of a mobile technology on learning strategies in the anatomy laboratory. Anat Sci Educ. 2013;6:81-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study examined the effect of using an iPad-based multimedia dissection manual during anatomy laboratory instruction on learner's perception of anatomy dissection activities and use of time...
  13. Collier L, Dunham S, Braun M, O Loughlin V. Optical versus virtual: teaching assistant perceptions of the use of virtual microscopy in an undergraduate human anatomy course. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:10-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This study focuses on instructor evaluation of the introduction of virtual microscopy into an undergraduate anatomy class...
  14. Adaszewski S, Dukart J, Kherif F, Frackowiak R, Draganski B. How early can we predict Alzheimer's disease using computational anatomy?. Neurobiol Aging. 2013;34:2815-26 pubmed publisher
    Computational anatomy with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is well established as a noninvasive biomarker of Alzheimer's disease (AD); however, there is less certainty about its dependency on the staging of AD...
  15. Tocco N, Brunsvold M, Kabbani L, Lin J, Stansfield B, Mueller D, et al. Innovation in internship preparation: an operative anatomy course increases senior medical students' knowledge and confidence. Am J Surg. 2013;206:269-79 pubmed publisher
    An operative anatomy course was developed within the construct of a surgical internship preparatory curriculum...
  16. Nguyen N, Nelson A, Wilson T. Computer visualizations: factors that influence spatial anatomy comprehension. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:98-108 pubmed publisher
    Computer visualizations are increasingly common in education across a range of subject disciplines, including anatomy. Despite optimism about their educational potential, students sometime have difficulty learning from these ..
  17. Metzler R, Stein D, Tetzlaff R, Bruckner T, Meinzer H, Buchler M, et al. Teaching on three-dimensional presentation does not improve the understanding of according CT images: a randomized controlled study. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24:140-8 pubmed publisher
    ..04). This randomized controlled study shows that correct interpretation of 2D imaging does not differ in students trained with either 3D or 2D. ..
  18. Bolender D, Ettarh R, Jerrett D, Laherty R. Curriculum integration = course disintegration: what does this mean for anatomy?. Anat Sci Educ. 2013;6:205-8 pubmed publisher
    ..For anatomy, each derivative of curricular integration can be shown to involve progressive disruptions of the temporal and ..
  19. Stringer M, Duncan L, Samalia L. Using real-time ultrasound to teach living anatomy: an alternative model for large classes. N Z Med J. 2012;125:37-45 pubmed
    ..Several studies have reported using ultrasound imaging to supplement teaching of clinical anatomy to medical students but most have attempted to teach basic ultrasound skills in addition to normal sonographic ..
  20. Durán C, Bahena E, Rodríguez M, Baca G, Uresti A, Elizondo Omaña R, et al. Near-peer teaching in an anatomy course with a low faculty-to-student ratio. Anat Sci Educ. 2012;5:171-6 pubmed publisher
    ..This format is often used in anatomy laboratory courses...
  21. Gabard D, Lowe D, Chang J. Current and future instructional methods and influencing factors in anatomy instruction in physical therapy and medical schools in the U.S. J Allied Health. 2012;41:53-62 pubmed
    ..current and future instructional practices and the most important factors influencing those practices in anatomy laboratories within medical schools and physical therapy schools...
  22. Philip C, Unruh K, Lachman N, Pawlina W. An explorative learning approach to teaching clinical anatomy using student generated content. Anat Sci Educ. 2008;1:106-10 pubmed publisher
    ..This article discusses an explorative learning approach introduced in the gross anatomy course in which students were asked to use clinical skills and reasoning to create a patient case...
  23. Mabee P, Ashburner M, Cronk Q, Gkoutos G, Haendel M, Segerdell E, et al. Phenotype ontologies: the bridge between genomics and evolution. Trends Ecol Evol. 2007;22:345-50 pubmed
    ..underpinnings of particular evolutionary changes has been hindered by inadequate databases of evolutionary anatomy and by the lack of a computational approach to identify underlying candidate genes and regulators...
  24. Zumwalt A, Lufler R, Monteiro J, Shaffer K. Building the body: active learning laboratories that emphasize practical aspects of anatomy and integration with radiology. Anat Sci Educ. 2010;3:134-40 pubmed publisher
    Active learning exercises were developed to allow advanced medical students to revisit and review anatomy in a clinically meaningful context...
  25. Jacobson S, Epstein S, Albright S, Ochieng J, Griffiths J, Coppersmith V, et al. Creation of virtual patients from CT images of cadavers to enhance integration of clinical and basic science student learning in anatomy. Med Teach. 2009;31:749-51 pubmed
  26. Sturges D, Maurer T, Cole O. Understanding protein synthesis: a role-play approach in large undergraduate human anatomy and physiology classes. Adv Physiol Educ. 2009;33:103-10 pubmed publisher
    ..The targeted population consisted of 298 students enrolled in 2 sections of an undergraduate Human Anatomy and Physiology course taught by the same instructor...
  27. Petersson H, Sinkvist D, Wang C, Smedby O. Web-based interactive 3D visualization as a tool for improved anatomy learning. Anat Sci Educ. 2009;2:61-8 pubmed publisher
    Despite a long tradition, conventional anatomy education based on dissection is declining. This study tested a new virtual reality (VR) technique for anatomy learning based on virtual contrast injection...
  28. Rizzolo L, Stewart W. Should we continue teaching anatomy by dissection when ...?. Anat Rec B New Anat. 2006;289:215-8 pubmed
    ..Following further consultation with colleagues who have experimented with different models of anatomy instruction, we discuss three themes in support of dissection...
  29. McKeown P, Heylings D, Stevenson M, McKelvey K, Nixon J, McCluskey D. The impact of curricular change on medical students' knowledge of anatomy. Med Educ. 2003;37:954-61 pubmed
    ..in a significant reduction in the time allocated to the teaching of the basic medical sciences, including anatomy. However, it is not clear what impact these changes have had on medical students' knowledge of surface anatomy...
  30. Vasan N, DeFouw D, Holland B. Modified use of team-based learning for effective delivery of medical gross anatomy and embryology. Anat Sci Educ. 2008;1:3-9 pubmed publisher
    ..This strategy allowed us to eliminate anatomy lectures and incorporate small-group active learning...
  31. Isaacs S, Goyal P. Endoscopic anatomy of the pterygopalatine fossa. Am J Rhinol. 2007;21:644-7 pubmed
    ..These landmarks will allow the surgeon to enter the PPF with more accuracy and less patient morbidity. ..
  32. Dinsmore C, Daugherty S, Zeitz H. Student responses to the gross anatomy laboratory in a medical curriculum. Clin Anat. 2001;14:231-6 pubmed
    ..We offer explanations for our findings, comments on disparate results from other studies and suggestions for appropriate responses by anatomy faculty, who must address these student needs.
  33. Chew F, Relyea Chew A, Ochoa E. Postmortem computed tomography of cadavers embalmed for use in teaching gross anatomy. J Comput Assist Tomogr. 2006;30:949-54 pubmed
    ..first year of medical school, each student was provided with a computed tomographic (CT) scan of his or her gross anatomy cadaver before dissection. We describe the imaging findings of these embalmed cadavers...
  34. Cundiff G, Weidner A, Visco A. Effectiveness of laparoscopic cadaveric dissection in enhancing resident comprehension of pelvic anatomy. J Am Coll Surg. 2001;192:492-7 pubmed
    ..and this deficit is even more dramatic in residents who start their training with a decreased understanding of anatomy. We questioned whether anatomy could be adequately retaught to new residents as surgical anatomy...
  35. Stalburg C, Stein T. An interdisciplinary course in women's health integrating basic and clinical sciences: clinical anatomy and women's health. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2002;187:S49-52 pubmed
    ..The elective, titled "Clinical Anatomy and Women's Health," is a joint effort between the Division of Anatomical Sciences and the Department of ..
  36. Saylam C, Coskunol H. Orientation lesson in anatomy education. Surg Radiol Anat. 2005;27:74-7 pubmed
    Dissection of a human body during an anatomy course raises questions about invasion of privacy, cadaver sources, dying and death for medical students...
  37. Kurose T, Kodera H, Aoyama H, Kawamata S. Formaldehyde concentration in the air and in cadavers at the gross anatomy laboratory in Hiroshima University. Hiroshima J Med Sci. 2004;53:33-7 pubmed
    The formaldehyde concentration in the air and in various tissues of 35 human cadavers were measured during a gross anatomy course held at the Faculty of Medicine of Hiroshima University in the 2003 educational year...
  38. Waterston S, Stewart I. Survey of clinicians' attitudes to the anatomical teaching and knowledge of medical students. Clin Anat. 2005;18:380-4 pubmed
    There is considerable and ongoing debate surrounding the teaching of anatomy to medical students, and the anatomical knowledge of those medical students once they graduate...
  39. Nicholson D, Chalk C, Funnell W, Daniel S. Can virtual reality improve anatomy education? A randomised controlled study of a computer-generated three-dimensional anatomical ear model. Med Educ. 2006;40:1081-7 pubmed
    The use of computer-generated 3-dimensional (3-D) anatomical models to teach anatomy has proliferated. However, there is little evidence that these models are educationally effective...
  40. Chinnah T, de Bere S, Collett T. Students' views on the impact of peer physical examination and palpation as a pedagogic tool for teaching and learning living human anatomy. Med Teach. 2011;33:e27-36 pubmed publisher
    ..approaches involving peer/life model physical examination and palpation in teaching and learning living human anatomy on their practice of physical examination of real patients...
  41. Choi A, Tamblyn R, Stringer M. Electronic resources for surgical anatomy. ANZ J Surg. 2008;78:1082-91 pubmed publisher
    Numerous electronic resources are now available to assist students studying anatomy in medicine, dentistry and allied health sciences...
  42. McMenamin P. Body painting as a tool in clinical anatomy teaching. Anat Sci Educ. 2008;1:139-44 pubmed publisher
    The teaching of human anatomy has had to respond to significant changes in medical curricula, and it behooves anatomists to devise alternative strategies to effectively facilitate learning of the discipline by medical students in an ..
  43. Poljicanin A, Caric A, Vilovic K, Kosta V, Marinovic Guic M, Aljinovic J, et al. Daily mini quizzes as means for improving student performance in anatomy course. Croat Med J. 2009;50:55-60 pubmed
    To evaluate daily-written 10-question quizzes in a medical anatomy course as a way to integrate assessment into the course and to evaluate their effect on the course success...
  44. Kivell T, Doyle S, Madden R, Mitchell T, Sims E. An interactive method for teaching anatomy of the human eye for medical students in ophthalmology clinical rotations. Anat Sci Educ. 2009;2:173-8 pubmed publisher
    ..the benefits of additional anatomical learning and dissection beyond the first year of medical school human gross anatomy, all the way through postgraduate medical training...
  45. Louw G, Eizenberg N, Carmichael S. The place of anatomy in medical education: AMEE Guide no 41. Med Teach. 2009;31:373-86 pubmed
    ..combined work by three authors from different countries, provides perspectives into the history of teaching gross anatomy, briefly, from the earliest of times, through to a detailed examination of curricula in both traditional didactic ..
  46. Lester S, Brown J, Aycock J, Grubbs S, Johnson R. Use of saliva for assessment of stress and its effect on the immune system prior to gross anatomy practical examinations. Anat Sci Educ. 2010;3:160-7 pubmed publisher
    The objective of this study was to determine the longitudinal effects of a series of stressful gross anatomy tests on the immune system...
  47. Knobe M, Sellei R, Maus U, Mooij S, Gradl G, Sopka S, et al. [Undergraduate curricular training in musculoskeletal ultrasound: the impact of preexisting anatomic knowledge]. Z Orthop Unfall. 2010;148:685-90 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of students preexisting anatomic proficiency to address the fundamental problems related to musculoskeletal ultrasound (MSUS) training by assessing the peer-assisted learning (PAL) system...
  48. Hildebrandt S. Capital punishment and anatomy: history and ethics of an ongoing association. Clin Anat. 2008;21:5-14 pubmed
    Anatomical science has used the bodies of the executed for dissection over many centuries. As anatomy has developed into a vehicle of not only scientific but also moral and ethical education, it is important to consider the source of ..
  49. Hill R. The contributions of the Bartholin family to the study and practice of clinical anatomy. Clin Anat. 2007;20:113-5 pubmed
    ..Over three generations, the Bartholins challenged traditional ideas about science and the human body, and discovered anatomical structures and phenomena that would prove crucial to the practice of modern medicine. ..
  50. Fasel J, Morel P, Gailloud P. A survival strategy for anatomy. Lancet. 2005;365:754 pubmed
  51. Chino J, Lee W, Madden R, Sims E, Kivell T, Doyle S, et al. Teaching the anatomy of oncology: evaluating the impact of a dedicated oncoanatomy course. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2011;79:853-9 pubmed publisher
    Anatomic considerations are often critical in multidisciplinary cancer care. We developed an anatomy-focused educational program for radiation oncology residents integrating cadaver dissection into the didactic review of diagnostic, ..
  52. Gangata H, Ntaba P, Akol P, Louw G. The reliance on unclaimed cadavers for anatomical teaching by medical schools in Africa. Anat Sci Educ. 2010;3:174-83 pubmed publisher
    The study of gross Anatomy through the use of cadaveric dissections in medical schools is an essential part of the comprehensive learning of human Anatomy, and unsurprisingly, 90% of the surveyed medical schools in Africa used cadaveric ..
  53. Arráez Aybar L, Sánchez Montesinos I, Mirapeix R, Mompeo Corredera B, Sañudo Tejero J. Relevance of human anatomy in daily clinical practice. Ann Anat. 2010;192:341-8 pubmed publisher
    the aim of this study has been to evaluate the relevance of gross human anatomy in daily clinical practice and to compare it to that of other basic sciences (biochemistry, bioethics, cytohistology, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, ..
  54. McNulty J, Halama J, Espiritu B. Evaluation of computer-aided instruction in the medical gross anatomy curriculum. Clin Anat. 2004;17:73-8 pubmed
    ..instruction (CAI) specifically designed to supplement the laboratory dissections in the medical human anatomy course. Utilization of CAI was analyzed using server statistics, student surveys and network login tables...
  55. Ellis T, Bacon D. The anatomy laboratory: a concept ahead of its time. Mayo Clin Proc. 2003;78:250-1 pubmed