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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 59-65

Assessment of role of dissection in anatomy teaching from the perspective of undergraduate students: A qualitative study

1 Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, India
2 Department of Forensic Medicine, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad, India

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Latika Arora
Department of Anatomy, Santosh Medical College and Hospital, Ghaziabad
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/1947-489X.210872

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Teaching of Anatomy and the use of dissection in undergraduate teaching is witnessing a major change in medical colleges of India. Undergraduate medical students in India go through an extensive Anatomy teaching by dissection. There has been much debate about use of dissection or prossected part Anatomy teaching and both sides of argument are significant. Many issues have been debated about variety of responses of undergraduate medical students to human cadaver, problems faced by students who are taught by dissection or by prossected part teaching and relative costs and educational merits of using cadaver with alternative methods. The present study is an attempt to express our views in this ongoing debate based on the views of undergraduate students gathered by their participation in this questionnaire based study. It was noted that both MBBS and BDS students found dissection as a tool that helps them in better understanding of Anatomy and provides to visualize different organs of human body and their relationship.

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