School of Pharmacy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2023 Proceedings
Publication year: 2023
Pages: 5605-5609
ISBN: 978-84-09-55942-8
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2023.1396
Conference name: 16th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 13-15 November, 2023
Location: Seville, Spain
Video has been widely used to teach anatomy and physiology in health science programs. It is an effective constructivist didactic tool of innovation and communication technologies (ICT) for enriching students’ learning experiences. Complete Anatomy software (CA) is a product of Elsevier's 3D4Medical. CA shares content and tools on dissection and anatomical models, which have revolutionized the way students, educators, healthcare professionals, and patients understand and interact with anatomy. The impact of CA on health science students' understanding of most of the anatomy has been demonstrated. CA deals with structures throughout the body, including muscles, nerves, vessels, organs, etc. It provides access to the dissection of 3D anatomical models and to histology images with interactive structures, as well as conferences, quizzes, and videos, where students can learn about augmented reality anatomical models. We propose the incorporation of CA software into the curriculum of the subject Anatomical Bases and Physiology of the Human Body I (BANYFIS I). BANYFIS I is taught during the first year of the pharmacy degree and unifies the knowledge of anatomy, histology, and physiology in several of the body systems. Although, CA already has tutorial videos created by 3D4Medical, the wide scope and time-consuming nature of these resources results in students spending an excessive amount of time in completing the objectives of each topic. Therefore, it is necessary to specify and specialize the content of the tutorial videos to adapt them to the objectives of the BANYFIS I curriculum. For this, the teaching staff will design video tutorials for specific topics of the practical program lessons. Students will be allowed to use them on any device at home or in the lab computers. Emphasis will be placed on basic anatomical principles through dissection and 3D models, and on the interpretation of light microscopic histological images of human tissues and its clinical approach. Students will be able to assess their learning by taking multi-response tests and quizzes, which will be helpful for those wanting to test their knowledge and understanding of various parts or functions of the body. We propose that students make use of CA before and during practical teaching, allowing self-learning and feedback. These videos will allow students to delve into the specific topic of anatomical systems and their relationship with clinical reality. We expect that students will achieve transversal competences such as critical assessment, skills management of ICTs, synthesis of clinical complex information, interpersonal skills, teamwork, self-learning, and feedback on their auto-learning. The inclusion in BANYFIS I practical curriculum of CA instructional videos adapted to each topic of the subject could have a great potential in making anatomy and physiology teaching, and learning experiences richer, motivating, and enjoyable for both the learners and their teachers.
Anatomy and Physiology, Complete Anatomy software, Tutorial Video, Innovation and Communication Technologies.