Anatomy and Histology
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Division of Anatomy and Histology

Medical Education


The teaching of anatomy is integral and important to the training of future clinicians.  Finding innovative and affordable ways to achieve this is a challenge and has become a research focus area in the department. A study looking at the impact of cadaver dissection on medical students and the role that peer discussion plays as a coping mechanism was carried out and published recently. Another study that has been published and implemented was the inclusion of cadaver X-rays of each cadaver dissected by medical students to the dissection hall. This provides a student with a translucent cadaver to use before and during dissection and is used to study and emphasise surface anatomy.  Currently a study to look at the use of draw-along mind maps in a large class setting is underway.

For any enquiries about the research in Medical Education, our research, postgraduate or post-doc opportunities, or collaboration initiatives, please contact Prof Sanet Kotzé.