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Tools for Improving Embryology Education Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. Division of Pediatric Surgery Department of Surgery University of Illinois at Chicago
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Embryology is a Foundation Course Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. rmasjet@uic.edu
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Embryology is a Foundation Course A thorough background in embryological principles leads to better understanding of anatomy, and pathophysiology. Developmental biologists need to understand the temporal and spatial relationships of the growing and transforming embryonic tissues. Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. rmasjet@uic.edu
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Challenges to Embryology Education Limited time in medical school curricula Competition from bigger “more important” courses Lack of qualified embryology educators Difficult subject matter Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. rmasjet@uic.edu
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Why is embryology such a difficult subject to teach? Most students never exposed to embryology Developmental biology is a dynamic process with multiple simultaneous changes Microscopic changes happening quickly in the dark Difficult terminology Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. rmasjet@uic.edu
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What can be done to improve embryology learning? Increase class room time Difficult Prepare better teaching tools Interactive 3-D models and animations to facilitate active learning Provide more qualified embryology educators Distance learning Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. rmasjet@uic.edu
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Embryology Teaching Tools: Wish List 3-D models and animations Depict dynamic interrelationships organ systems with simultaneous growth. Stereoscopic 3-D representations Physical models Interactive capability Normal and abnormal animations Clinical correlation Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. rmasjet@uic.edu
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Obstacles Computer graphic artists Labor intensive and expensive Artistic license Embryologists Lack artisitic skills and experience with computer animation Surgeons Lack time and patience Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. rmasjet@uic.edu
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Current Directions Mark J. Holterman, M.D.-Ph.D. rmasjet@uic.edu
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animations Source: Carnegie Collection: National Museum of Health and Medicine Embryo stages 12-23 Sectioned, photographed in registry, Traced, stacked, modeled,
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course STEP 1 taught by Professor Dr.aslam during the Fall '11 term at Montgomery College.

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