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dc.contributor.authorPandey, Priti
dc.contributor.authorZimitat, Craig
dc.contributor.editorJohn McLachlan
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T11:57:20Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T11:57:20Z
dc.date.issued2007
dc.date.modified2008-06-13T05:36:38Z
dc.identifier.issn03080110
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-2929.2006.02643.x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/18621
dc.description.abstractRelationships between students' perceptions of successful approaches to learning anatomy, their own approaches to learning and learning outcomes were explored in a population of first year medical students studying anatomy at a research intensive, Australian university. Students perceived successful learning of anatomy to involve hard work, involving memorization, understanding or visualisation. An online survey with a version of the SPQ that measures approaches to learning (Biggs, Kember, & Leung, 2001), student examination scripts and results were source data for this study. Students showed high Surface Approach (SA) scores (Mean 30+3.4) and Deep Approach (DA) scores (Mean 31+4.2) consistent with the use of both memorisation and understanding as key strategies of learning anatomy. The quality of written assessment was rated using the SOLO taxonomy (Biggs & Collis, 1982). There were significant correlations between SOLO ratings and DA scores (r = 0.24, p < 0.01), between SA scores and final grades (r = -0.30, p < 0.01), and between SOLO ratings and final grades (r = 0.61, p < 0.01) in the subject. We conclude that successful learning of anatomy appears to require visualisation, and both memorisation and understanding. Deep learning in anatomy may involve the development of a personal framework of understanding in which memorisation is used as a strategy for accurate recall of detailed information.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.publisher.placeOxford, UK
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.blackwell-synergy.com/toc/med/41/1
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationN
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom7
dc.relation.ispartofpageto14
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalMedical Education
dc.relation.ispartofvolume41
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode13
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titleMedical students' learning of anatomy: memorisation, understanding and visualisation.
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.rights.copyright© 2007 Blackwell Publishing. The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
gro.date.issued2007
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorZimitat, Craig


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