Abstract
An: 2011, Nr.2, Articol Nr. 1
Title: 

ASSESSMENT OF ANATOMY COURSES IN A SYSTEM BASED MEDICAL CURRICULUM

Authors: 

      H.A. Saleh - King Abdulaziz University Jeddah Saudi Arabia, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Anatomy
      ASSESSMENT OF ANATOMY COURSES IN A SYSTEM BASED MEDICAL CURRICULUM (Abstract): Recently, many changes have occurred in medical school curricula. Time spent studying gross anatomy has declined amidst controversy as to how, what, and when teaching is best delivered. Previous studies have showed that medical students value their anatomy teaching during medical school. Recently, many medical colleges have been established in Saudi Arabia and most the new colleges adopt system based curriculum and few adopt traditional and problem based learning. Therefore, the aim of this study was to determine the amount of Anatomy teaching and students’ feedback at the end of their preclinical course regarding the content of three anatomy core courses. A detailed questionnaire was distributed to second medical students at King Abdulaziz University Medical College, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia the end of their anatomy course and they were asked to tick the appropriate box to give their opinion regarding what they learned. Fifty three percent of the students believe they received sufficient General Anatomy teaching, while 60% and 70% of the students answered that they receive adequate knowledge in Cells and Tissues and Embryology core courses respectively. A substantial proportion called for the integration of anatomy teaching throughout the medical school course. In addition, they asked for more clinical oriented anatomy teaching. It is concluded that more than fifty percent of the second year medical students felt that the contents of the three core courses were taught adequately. However, students have requested for more clinical integration variety of teaching methods.
Key words: ANATOMY, SYSTEM BASED CURRICULUM, MEDICAL EDUCATION
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