Stereoscopic anatomy: Evaluation of a new teaching system in human gross anatomy

Ernest D. Prentice, William K. Metcalf, Thomas H. Quinn, John G. Sharp, Richard H. Jensen, Edward A. Holyoke

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Abstract

Traditionally, human gross anatomy teaching has revolved around anatomical dissection. Unfortunately, during the last decade a number of medical schools have experienced a decrease in the number of hours allotted to gross anatomy instruction compounded by a shortage of anatomical donors. This, in turn, has served to increase the difficulties of providing students with truly effective anatomical instruction. To help overcome this problem, a stereoscopic slide-based auto-instructional program has been developed as a substitute for dissection. Evaluation data suggest that this program, while having minor limitations in terms of anatomical orientation, does provide a viable alternative to dissection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)758-763
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Medical Education
Volume52
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1977

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Prentice, E. D., Metcalf, W. K., Quinn, T. H., Sharp, J. G., Jensen, R. H., & Holyoke, E. A. (1977). Stereoscopic anatomy: Evaluation of a new teaching system in human gross anatomy. Journal of Medical Education, 52(9), 758-763.

Stereoscopic anatomy : Evaluation of a new teaching system in human gross anatomy. / Prentice, Ernest D.; Metcalf, William K.; Quinn, Thomas H.; Sharp, John G.; Jensen, Richard H.; Holyoke, Edward A.

In: Journal of Medical Education, Vol. 52, No. 9, 09.1977, p. 758-763.

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Prentice, ED, Metcalf, WK, Quinn, TH, Sharp, JG, Jensen, RH & Holyoke, EA 1977, 'Stereoscopic anatomy: Evaluation of a new teaching system in human gross anatomy', Journal of Medical Education, vol. 52, no. 9, pp. 758-763.
Prentice ED, Metcalf WK, Quinn TH, Sharp JG, Jensen RH, Holyoke EA. Stereoscopic anatomy: Evaluation of a new teaching system in human gross anatomy. Journal of Medical Education. 1977 Sep;52(9):758-763.
Prentice, Ernest D. ; Metcalf, William K. ; Quinn, Thomas H. ; Sharp, John G. ; Jensen, Richard H. ; Holyoke, Edward A. / Stereoscopic anatomy : Evaluation of a new teaching system in human gross anatomy. In: Journal of Medical Education. 1977 ; Vol. 52, No. 9. pp. 758-763.
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