Event Title

Student perceptions of neuroanatomy study aids

Location

HPD South Atrium

Format

Poster

Start Date

16-1-2010 11:30 AM

End Date

16-1-2010 12:30 PM

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Since time in the curriculum for basic sciences is decreasing, there is a need for study aids to enhance student learning.

PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness and usage of Neuroanatomy study aids: a practice practical, review lecture, review workbook and our website.

METHODOLOGY: Various study aids were provided for Neuroanatomy students (N=177). Optometry (N=104), Physical (N=43) and Occupational (N=29) Therapy students were given a multiple choice survey.

RESULTS: Many students did not take advantage of the practice practical (46%). Those who did said it was only somewhat helpful (29%). The majority of students attended the lab review lecture (87%) and found it very helpful (41%) or somewhat helpful (40%). Most students (82%) used the review workbook (50%). However some students only used the practice questions (28%). Almost the entire class used the anatomy department website and found it very helpful (92%).

CONCLUSIONS: The practice practical required students to return to lab. The lab review lecture meant additional classroom time. However, the website gave students 24 hour access to view lab specimen. Most importantly, they were able to review and learn the material at their own pace, outside of class, at their convenience. The results show this generation of learners prefers using a website over traditional study aids. Health Professions educators should consider using and developing websites to maximize student learning.

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Student perceptions of neuroanatomy study aids

HPD South Atrium

INTRODUCTION: Since time in the curriculum for basic sciences is decreasing, there is a need for study aids to enhance student learning.

PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness and usage of Neuroanatomy study aids: a practice practical, review lecture, review workbook and our website.

METHODOLOGY: Various study aids were provided for Neuroanatomy students (N=177). Optometry (N=104), Physical (N=43) and Occupational (N=29) Therapy students were given a multiple choice survey.

RESULTS: Many students did not take advantage of the practice practical (46%). Those who did said it was only somewhat helpful (29%). The majority of students attended the lab review lecture (87%) and found it very helpful (41%) or somewhat helpful (40%). Most students (82%) used the review workbook (50%). However some students only used the practice questions (28%). Almost the entire class used the anatomy department website and found it very helpful (92%).

CONCLUSIONS: The practice practical required students to return to lab. The lab review lecture meant additional classroom time. However, the website gave students 24 hour access to view lab specimen. Most importantly, they were able to review and learn the material at their own pace, outside of class, at their convenience. The results show this generation of learners prefers using a website over traditional study aids. Health Professions educators should consider using and developing websites to maximize student learning.