Letters Modern approaches to teaching and learning anatomy

Modern models are already being applied

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1966 (Published 06 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1966
  1. Mark D Stringer, professor of anatomy,
  2. Helen D Nicholson, dean
  1. 1School of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin, New Zealand
  1. mark.stringer{at}anatomy.otago.ac.nz

    Collins may not be aware that progressive anatomy departments have already embraced most of the reforms he discusses.1 At the University of Otago, undergraduate medical students are taught clinically oriented anatomy within a curriculum centred around early clinical contact. Anatomy is taught in parallel to clinical cases, clinical skills (including surface anatomy), and radiology. Our teaching has …

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