Journal article

Forced Disruption of Anatomy Education in Australia and New Zealand: An Acute Response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

Nalini Pather, Phil Blyth, Jamie A Chapman, Manisha R Dayal, Natasha AMS Flack, Quentin A Fogg, Rodney A Green, Anneliese K Hulme, Ian P Johnson, Amanda J Meyer, John W Morley, Peter J Shortland, Goran Strkalj, Mirjana Strkalj, Krisztina Valter, Alexandra L Webb, Stephanie J Woodley, Michelle D Lazarus



Australian and New Zealand universities commenced a new academic year in February/March 2020 largely with "business as usual." The subsequent Covid-19 pandemic imposed unexpected disruptions to anatomical educational practice. Rapid change occurred due to government-imposed physical distancing regulations from March 2020 that increasingly restricted anatomy laboratory teaching practices. Anatomy educators in both these countries were mobilized to adjust their teaching approaches. This study on anatomy education disruption at pandemic onset within Australia and New Zealand adopts a social constructivist lens. The research question was "What are the perceived disruptions and changes made to an..

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