نوع مقاله : مقاله های پژوهشی
1 استادیار، گروه علوم تشریحی و بیولوژی مولکولی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
2 پزشک عمومی، دانشکدهی پزشکی، دانشگاه علوم پزشکی اصفهان، اصفهان، ایران
عنوان مقاله [English]
Background: The necessity of modifying the content of basic sciences curriculum has been emphasized in recent decades. The Department of Anatomy in Isfahan University of Medical Sciences (Isfahan, Iran) has been responsible for a part of this modification. Therefore, this study was planned and implemented to integrate physical examination methods and surface and radiological anatomy in the applied anatomy course.Methods: This interventional study was performed in the Department of Anatomy of Isfahan University of Medical Sciences in 2011. Students of medicine were allocated to groups one to four to receive conventional training, applied training alone, theoretical training alone, and theoretical plus applied training, respectively. At the end of the intervention, the students’ clinical knowledge was evaluated and compared.Findings: The groups were not significantly different in terms of sex distribution. The mean score of knowledge about physical examination was significantly higher in the first two groups. The highest score in surface anatomy belonged to the first group (P < 0.05). There were no significant differences in radiological anatomy scores between the four groups.Conclusion: Its seems that integrating clinical material in the anatomy course could improve the students’ knowledge especially about physical examination and surface anatomy. More complete and enhanced versions of this program will definitely promote better learning of anatomy among students of medicine.