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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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
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1977

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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