Teaching Anatomy

A Practical Guide

  • Lap Ki Chan
  • Wojciech Pawlina

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Teaching and Learning Anatomy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lap Ki Chan, Miriam Uhlmann
      Pages 3-10
    3. Camille DiLullo
      Pages 11-21
    4. Barry S. Mitchell
      Pages 23-30
    5. Darrell J. R. Evans
      Pages 45-53
    6. Jennifer M. McBride, Richard L. Drake
      Pages 55-58
  3. Teaching in Large Group Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Lap Ki Chan
      Pages 61-71
    3. Nirusha Lachman, Wojciech Pawlina
      Pages 89-96
  4. Teaching in Small Group Settings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Boon Huat Bay, Samuel Sam Wah Tay
      Pages 99-105
    3. Esther M. Bergman
      Pages 115-124
    4. Cheryl Melovitz-Vasan, Grace Pinhal-Enfield, David O. DeFouw, Nagaswami S. Vasan
      Pages 133-141
    5. Nirusha Lachman
      Pages 143-153
  5. In the Gross Anatomy Laboratory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Andrea Porzionato, Veronica Macchi, Carla Stecco, Raffaele De Caro
      Pages 175-183
    3. Quenton Wessels, Willie Vorster, Christian Jacobson
      Pages 185-194
    4. Lap Ki Chan
      Pages 203-211
    5. Nalini Pather
      Pages 213-221
    6. Jennifer M. McBride, Richard L. Drake
      Pages 223-226
    7. Joy S. Reidenberg, Jeffrey T. Laitman
      Pages 227-234
  6. Teaching Tools

  7. Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Dujeepa D. Samarasekera, Ponnampalam Gopalakrishnakone, Matthew C. E. Gwee
      Pages 279-289
    3. Thomas R. Gest, Webster Francois
      Pages 291-297
  8. Curriculum Design

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Jennifer M. McBride, Richard L. Drake
      Pages 313-317
    3. Douglas F. Paulsen, Brenda J. Klement, Lawrence E. Wineski
      Pages 331-337
    4. Frederic W. Hafferty, Gabrielle M. Finn
      Pages 339-349
  9. Teaching Anatomy to Students in Different Academic Programs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 351-351
    2. Stephen McHanwell
      Pages 353-361
    3. Lawrence J. Rizzolo, William B. Stewart, Alexandria Garino, Linda H. Pellico
      Pages 363-371
    4. James W. Youdas, David A. Krause, Nathan J. Hellyer
      Pages 373-380
  10. Educational Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 381-381

About this book


Teaching Anatomy: A Practical Guide is the first book designed to provide highly practical advice to both novice and experienced gross anatomy teachers.  The volume provides a theoretical foundation of adult learning and basic anatomy education and includes chapters focusing on specific issues that teachers commonly encounter in the diverse and challenging scenarios in which they teach. The book is designed to allow teachers to adopt a student-centered approach and to be able to give their students an effective and efficient overall learning experience. Teachers of gross anatomy and other basic sciences in undergraduate healthcare programs will find in this unique volume invaluable information presented in a problem-oriented, succinct, and user-friendly format.  Developed by renowned, expert authors, the chapters are written concisely and in simple language, and a wealth of text boxes are provided to bring out key points, to stimulate reflection on the reader’s own situation, and to provide additional practical tips.  Educational theories are selectively included to explain the theoretical foundation underlying practical suggestions, so that teachers can appropriately modify the strategies described in the book to fit their own educational environments.  Comprehensive and a significant contribution to the literature, Teaching Anatomy: A Practical Guide is an indispensable resource for all instructors in gross anatomy.



Educational skills Gross anatomy Healthcare curriculum Pedagogic methods

Editors and affiliations

  • Lap Ki Chan
    • 1
  • Wojciech Pawlina
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Anatomy, Li Ka Shing Faculty of MedicineInstitute of Medical and Health Sciences Education, The University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina
  2. 2.Department of AnatomyMayo Clinic College of MedicineRochesterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-08929-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-08930-0
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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