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Teaching anatomy in a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum

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Author(s): Nayak S | Ramnarayan K | Somayaji N | Bairy KL

Journal: Neuroanatomy
ISSN 1303-1783

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 2;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: anatomy | learning | teaching | problem-based | curriculum

ABSTRACT
Anatomy is one of the important basic science subjects in the medical curriculum. The studies on problem based learning (PBL) curricula have shown that teaching/learning of basic sciences (especially anatomy) suffer. Our evaluation of a PBL curriculum, using documentary analysis method showed that embryology, histology and osteology were not covered adequately through clinical problems. We recommend a hybridized approach for teaching/learning anatomy in the PBL schools. The important topics which are not covered through health problems could be taught through lectures.

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