Type of Article:  Original Research

Volume 5; Issue 3.1 (July 2017)

Page No.: 4106-4113

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.16965/ijar.2017.262


Dinesh Kumar. V *, Rajprasath. R , V.K. Nim.

Department of Anatomy, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India.

Address for Correspondence:  Dr. Dinesh Kumar. V, Department of Anatomy, Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences, Puducherry, India. E-Mail: dinesh.88560@gmail.com 


Introduction: Introducing radiology in the pre-clinical curriculum can enhance anatomy education. The need of the hour is a transparent vertical pathway that can be logically followed through the preclinical and clinical years of training. The aim of this paper is developing an integrated radiological anatomy module and evaluating its effectiveness.

Methodology: Imaging anatomy used for teaching included normal radiography, MRI and CT scans. These techniques were incorporated into teaching for the first year medical students. At the end of the year, students were asked to rate the effectiveness via closed ended questions.

Results: 50 (41%) students graded 3/5, 42 (34.4%) students graded 4/5 when asked about the extent to which sectional anatomy can positively influence the learning process of CT and MRI in future and 52 (42.6%) students graded 3/5 followed by 43 (35.3%) graded 4/5 when asked about the perceived utility of the module.

Conclusion: the results show that the module has its own positive effects in majority of the students. Further standardization and refining of the module has to be done to elucidate its short and long term outcomes.

Key words: Anatomy Curriculum, Radiology Education, Medical Imaging, Sectional Anatomy.


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Cite this article: Dinesh Kumar. V, Rajprasath. R , V.K. Nim. SPECIALIZING ANATOMY – DEVELOPING AN INTEGRATED RADIOLOGICAL ANATOMY MODULE FOR THE FIRST YEAR MEDICAL STUDENTS. Int J Anat Res 2017;5(3.1):4106-4113. DOI: 10.16965/ijar.2017.262