Online Guided Prosection
Online Guided Prosection Modules for Gross Anatomy
I am collaborating with Dr. Kristen Platt in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine on a scholarly project creating online gross anatomy prosection modules to supplement the lab component of the medical gross anatomy course (MD-814) at UK. These modules aim to provide independent guidance of students through an entire prosection of the human donor, and also quiz them on content along the way. For example, after asking the student to locate the pectoralis major muscle, the module quizzes the students on the innervation and the action of the muscle. This project also includes creating hover-over modules for cross sectional anatomy as well as radiology, CT scan, arteriogram, and osteology for discrete body regions. We plan to publish these modules as online open-access materials for many students across different professional courses to utilize. We will use a qualitative and quantitative assessment tool to gain insights on the usefulness and effectiveness of this project for further use and publication. This project has provided opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students to gain experience creating individual modules and preparing posters to present research at local/state/national conferences.