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- ItemAn impact of images on anatomy scores in nursing students(2018) Narnaware, Yuwaraj; Burleson, Kathryn M.Anatomy has been a foundational class in the curricula of medical and other health related disciplines. There are many tools for teaching anatomy which approach learning through both verbal and visual means including textbooks, online modeling and computer software, dissection of cadavers or other preserved specimens and anatomical models (Drake RL, 2014). Practical examinations in anatomy assess visual knowledge through slides, labeled tissues, and body images, but the impact of using images in written examinations is less understood. Research shows that visualization can increase confidence in learning and retention of long term knowledge (Bartholome and Bromme 2009) while potentially altering learner’s cognitive load, memory, and examination anxiety and stress (Mayer RE, 2005). Most of the studies on the effects of including images on anatomy examinations are focused in medical, pre-nursing, or pre-health science students but have not yet been assessed in nursing students.
- ItemSecond-year nursing students’ retention of gross anatomical knowledge(2019) Narnaware, Yuwaraj; Neumeier, MelanieHuman anatomy and physiology are considered foundational courses in health related disciplines (Young et al., 2016). However, emerging evidence suggests that there is great difficulty not only in transferring fundamental anatomical knowledge to theory/clinical application but also a loss of knowledge over time (Doomernik et al., 2017; Easteal and Perry, 2018). Most of the knowledge transfer, loss and/or retention studies have been carried out in medical, physical therapy and chiropractic students, and this phenomenon has not yet been assessed in nursing students. This study seeks to determine the percent of anatomical knowledge retained by second year nursing students, and to determine which areas of anatomy have the greatest and lowest levels of retention.
- ItemThree diamensional (3-D) virtual human cadaver, anatomage: an effective teaching tool for human anatomy(2017) Narnaware, Yuwaraj; Zhang, ChunyanAnatomy education has always been regarded as an essential requirement in the curriculum of medical and other health related disciplines (Turney, 2007). Although there are multiple reports discussing the indispensable importance of anatomy education, there are still ample debates regarding the use of the most effective anatomy teaching method. In an attempt to explore innovative ways to enhance understanding and/or knowledge of the human body in terms of its structure and function, the present study investigates the use of the most advanced and recent sophisticated technological invention, Anatomage. Here, we determine whether the introduction of the virtual human cadaver in the teaching of human anatomy to nursing students and other health sciences students enhances their knowledge of the human body.