Advances in anatomical and medical visualisation

Rea, P. M. (2016) Advances in anatomical and medical visualisation. In: Pinheiro, M. and Simões, D. (eds.) Handbook of Research on Engaging Digital Natives in Higher Education Settings. Series: Advances in higher education and professional development (AHEPD) book series. IGI Global, pp. 244-264. ISBN 9781522500391 (doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0039-1.ch011)

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Advances in digital technologies are rapidly progressing, and as such, those involved in education at all levels have to adapt our educational methodologies to ensure effective and validated pedagogical methods in our teaching practice. One such area rapidly progressing is that of anatomical and medical visualisation. With such a rich and prestigious history, the subject of anatomy is at the forefront of these advances. This chapter highlights the history of anatomy in medical education, and clearly illustrates the key changes that are paramount to our digital natives learning today. With the advent of a new MSc in Medical Visualisation and Human Anatomy which bridges the gap between traditional and modern techniques in anatomical education, this chapter clearly illustrates how to amalgamate traditional teaching methodologies with those of the digital age. It will also highlight key areas to enhance employability of students entering employment in an ever-changing market.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rea, Professor Paul
Authors: Rea, P. M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
Publisher:IGI Global

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