Development of a Gastrointestinal E-Tutorial

Howard-Taylor, J., McCloy, C., Al-Fadhel, S. and Rea, P. (2017) Development of a Gastrointestinal E-Tutorial. Visualisation in Science Conference, Glasgow, UK, 05 Apr 2017.

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There is a growing trend in medical education for the use of interactive digital teaching mediums, moving away from traditional teaching methods. Studies have shown that these new mediums have been effective in improving knowledge in medical students. Here we have created an anatomy e-tutorial as part of our second year student selected component ‘Creation of Anatomy E-tutorials’ focusing on gastrointestinal anatomy. The tutorial covers the main learning outcomes for gastrointestinal anatomy in the second year medicine course at the University of Glasgow. Using Adobe Captive 9 the tutorial was created over a period of 5 weeks. The tutorial included gross anatomy, histology, neurovasculature, imaging and pathology of all the main organs within the gastrointestinal system. Furthermore, a section for clinical examination was covered, as this has shown to be an area of weakness among students. Micrographs and illustrations were self-produced in order to simplify and highlight areas of relevance. Interactive quizzes were also incorporated into the tutorial to allow self-assessment. It is intended to analyse data from surveys and before and after tests to determine whether this e-tutorial has provided a benefit to the students’ knowledge and enjoyment of the area. It is hoped that this tutorial is successful in the above, with the possibility of free distribution to a number of other educational institutes.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rea, Professor Paul
Authors: Howard-Taylor, J., McCloy, C., Al-Fadhel, S., and Rea, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
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