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Karbasi Z, R. Niakan Kalhori S. Application and evaluation of virtual technologies for anatomy education to medical students: A review. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2020; 34 (1) :1108-1124
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-5884-en.html
Department of Health Information Management, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran , sh_rniakank@ sina.Tums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (49 Views)
To learn anatomy, medical students need to look at body structures and manipulate anatomical structures. Simulation-based education is a promising opportunity for the upgrade and sharing of knowledge. The purpose of this review is to investigate the evaluation of virtual technologies in teaching anatomy to medical students.
Methods: In this review, we searched PubMed, Web of Sciences, Scopus, and Embase for relevant articles in November 2018. Information retrieval was done without time limitation. The search was based on the following keywords: virtual reality, medical education, and anatomy.
Results: 2483 articles were identified by searching databases. Finally, the fulltext of 12 articles was reviewed. The results of the review showed that virtual technologies had been used to train internal human anatomy, ear anatomy, nose anatomy, temporal bone anatomy, surgical anatomy, neuroanatomy, and cardiac anatomy.
Conclusion: Virtual reality, augmented reality, and games can enhance studentschr('39') anatomical learning skills and are proper alternatives to traditional methods in case of no access to the cadavers and mannequin.
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Type of Study: Review Article | Subject: Medical Education

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