There is consensus that neuroanatomy is one of most difficult branches of the undergraduate medical core curriculum. Even though interactive and multimedia teaching has now become available for the study of neuroanatomy, it is still hard to achieve a deep three dimensional comprehension, as it would be desiderable. Therefore, in order to either improve neuroanatomy learning and students’ motivation, neurosurgical images acquired using the Brain SUITE® operating theatre have been illustrated within the context of integrated neuroanatomy, neuroradiology and neurosurgery lessons of second year-course medical students at Sapienza University of Rome. Students’ agreement and satisfaction were evaluated by means of an anonymous questionnaire, according to the Likert scale. The questionnaire showed that textbooks, atlases and CD-ROMs are useful didactic tools for the general neuroanatomical knowledge, and to a lesser degree for the comprehension of topography. Students much appreciated the integration of neuroanatomical and neurosurgical images with the aid of the Brain SUITE® which made lessons challenging and innovative. In addition, the global evaluation of real inpatients, their surgery and their pre- and post-operatory periods, make students feeling as part of their future professional reality, further stimulating them to a deeper study. This basic-clinical and multimedia integration thus represents a good example of translational teaching.

Improvement of neuroanatomy learning in first/second year medical students using BrainSUITE-aided lessons / Familiari, Giuseppe; Relucenti, Michela; HEYN SALINAS, Rosemari Brigitte; Petruzziello, Luciano; D'Andrea, Giancarlo; Familiari, Pietro; Acqui, Michele; Albina, Angelini; Romano, Andrea; Raco, Antonino; Bozzao, Alessandro. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY. - ISSN 1122-6714. - ELETTRONICO. - 116(1, Suppl.):(2011), pp. 70-70. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 65° Congresso della Società Italiana di Anatomia ed Istologia tenutosi a Padova (Italy) nel 27-29 settembre 2011.

Improvement of neuroanatomy learning in first/second year medical students using BrainSUITE-aided lessons

FAMILIARI, Giuseppe;RELUCENTI, Michela;HEYN SALINAS, Rosemari Brigitte;PETRUZZIELLO, LUCIANO;D'ANDREA, GIANCARLO;FAMILIARI, PIETRO;ACQUI, Michele;ROMANO, Andrea;RACO, Antonino;BOZZAO, ALESSANDRO
2011

Abstract

There is consensus that neuroanatomy is one of most difficult branches of the undergraduate medical core curriculum. Even though interactive and multimedia teaching has now become available for the study of neuroanatomy, it is still hard to achieve a deep three dimensional comprehension, as it would be desiderable. Therefore, in order to either improve neuroanatomy learning and students’ motivation, neurosurgical images acquired using the Brain SUITE® operating theatre have been illustrated within the context of integrated neuroanatomy, neuroradiology and neurosurgery lessons of second year-course medical students at Sapienza University of Rome. Students’ agreement and satisfaction were evaluated by means of an anonymous questionnaire, according to the Likert scale. The questionnaire showed that textbooks, atlases and CD-ROMs are useful didactic tools for the general neuroanatomical knowledge, and to a lesser degree for the comprehension of topography. Students much appreciated the integration of neuroanatomical and neurosurgical images with the aid of the Brain SUITE® which made lessons challenging and innovative. In addition, the global evaluation of real inpatients, their surgery and their pre- and post-operatory periods, make students feeling as part of their future professional reality, further stimulating them to a deeper study. This basic-clinical and multimedia integration thus represents a good example of translational teaching.
65° Congresso della Società Italiana di Anatomia ed Istologia
human anatomy teaching, medical education, integrated teaching, neurosurgery, neurosciences, neuroanatomy teaching/learning
04 Pubblicazione in atti di convegno::04c Atto di convegno in rivista
Improvement of neuroanatomy learning in first/second year medical students using BrainSUITE-aided lessons / Familiari, Giuseppe; Relucenti, Michela; HEYN SALINAS, Rosemari Brigitte; Petruzziello, Luciano; D'Andrea, Giancarlo; Familiari, Pietro; Acqui, Michele; Albina, Angelini; Romano, Andrea; Raco, Antonino; Bozzao, Alessandro. - In: ITALIAN JOURNAL OF ANATOMY AND EMBRYOLOGY. - ISSN 1122-6714. - ELETTRONICO. - 116(1, Suppl.):(2011), pp. 70-70. ((Intervento presentato al convegno 65° Congresso della Società Italiana di Anatomia ed Istologia tenutosi a Padova (Italy) nel 27-29 settembre 2011.
File allegati a questo prodotto
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11573/505956
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus ND
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact