Anatomy of the Head E-Tutorial

Kraria, L., Musbahi, S., Ali, A. and Rea, P. (2017) Anatomy of the Head E-Tutorial. Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) Annual Conference 2017, Helsinki, Finland, 26-30 Aug 2017.

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Abstract

Background: With the plethora of learning resources available online to students, it can be daunting and confusing for students to learn anatomy. Therefore, we have created an anatomy e-tutorial targeted at medical students at early-mid years in training on anatomy of the head. Summary of work: We reviewed the Glasgow medical curriculum intended learning objectives related to the complex field of head and neck anatomy, with a view to simplifying, and improving access to alternative learning resources. Using Adobe Captivate 9, we designed a fully interactive e-tutorial designed by students, for students. Summary of results: Pre and post-test questionnaires will be conducted to evaluate the e-tutorial by Year 1 and 2 medical students at the University of Glasgow, which ongoing analysis will be presented at the conference. As this is a pilot study, we shall present the methodologies in the creation of an e-tutorial. Discussion: The anatomy of the head is a complex area to learn about, and information online can be overwhelming. Therefore, we tailored our tutorial to the intended learning outcomes of the Glasgow medical curriculum. Therefore, the e-tutorial has been developed responsively to current curricular needs. Conclusion: This e-tutorial includes several topics of the anatomy of the head including bones, muscles, blood supply, organs of the head and cranial nerves. It is a responsive project and can be used over multiple mobile platforms, including smartphone, laptop and desktop computers. Take-home message: This tutorial will make learning anatomy easier and engaging for our colleagues as it made by students, and can be accessed over multiple platforms. This constructivist approach in medical education is innovative, and enhances group work performance and integration, as health care practitioners in training.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Rea, Dr Paul
Authors: Kraria, L., Musbahi, S., Ali, A., and Rea, P.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences
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