Best Teaching Practices in Anatomy Education: A Critical Review
Published: July 2015
In this report, we review the range of teaching resources and strategies used in anatomy education with the aim of coming up with suggestions about the best teaching practices in this area. Although dissection of cadavers has remained the gold standard for learning anatomical knowledge for hundreds of years, it is considered outdated, costly, time-consuming and a potentially hazardous approach. To date, no single teaching tool has been found to achieve all curriculum requirements. The best way to teach modern anatomy is by combining multiple pedagogical resources (plastination, CBL, living anatomy, medical imaging) to complement one another, students appear to profit most when diverse and system-based modalities are integrated.