Journal article

'We need one more hour solely based on anatomy ... Give us anatomy!': Early-year learner perceptions of anatomy within an integrated & case-based learning osteopathy curriculum

Susan Johnston, Brett Vaughan

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2020

Abstract

Background: Integrated curricula, where the teaching of basic and clinical sciences is combined horizontally and vertically, have received increasing attention in the health professions education literature. This structure is thought to better prepare learners for the clinical learning environment and their future work as a health professional. Our research aimed to explore student perceptions of anatomy within an integrated curriculum underpinned by case-based learning (CBL). Methods: Two focus groups using semi-structured questions were conducted with year 1 learners. Audio-recorded data was then thematically analysed through a constructivist lens. Results: Thirteen students participated. ..

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