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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: A multimedia approach for teaching human embryology: Development and evaluation of a methodology
Author: Moraes, SG
Pereira, LAV
Abstract: Human embryology requires students to understand the simultaneous changes in embryos, but students find it difficult to grasp the concepts presented and to visualise the related processes in three dimensions. The aims of this study have been to develop and evaluate new educational materials and a teaching methodology based on multimedia approaches to improve the comprehension of human development. The materials developed at the State University of Campinas include clinical histories, movies, animations, and ultrasound, as well as autopsy images from embryos and foetuses. The series of embryology lectures were divided into two parts. The first part of the series addressed the development of the body's structures, while in the second part, clinical history and the corresponding materials were shown to the students, who were encouraged to discuss the malformations. The teaching materials were made available on software used by the students in classes. At the end of the discipline, the material and methodology were evaluated with an attitudinal instrument, interviews, and knowledge examination. The response rate to the attitudinal instrument was 95.35%, and the response rate to the interview was 46%. The students approved of the materials and the teaching methodology (reliability of the attitudinal instrument was 0.9057). The exams showed that most students scored above 6.0. A multimedia approach proved useful for solving an important problem associated with teaching methods in many medical institutions: the lack of integration between basic sciences and clinical disciplines. (C) 2010 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Subject: Human embryology
Clinical embryology
Medical education
Clinical case-based learning
Student perception
Country: Alemanha
Editor: Elsevier Gmbh, Urban & Fischer Verlag
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.aanat.2010.05.005
Date Issue: 2010
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