Has the publics knowledge of anatomy been hamstrung? A questionnaire-based exploration of basic anatomical awareness within the general population

Todd, F S, Whiting, J R, Taylor, A and Smith, C F (2017) Has the publics knowledge of anatomy been hamstrung? A questionnaire-based exploration of basic anatomical awareness within the general population. In: Anatomical Society Winter 2017 Meeting, 18th-20th December 2017, Dundee.

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Abstract

Despite a recent resurgence in public interest for anatomical sciences,1 little research exists to determine the extent of their knowledge. We aimed to assess this through a questionnaire-based localisation of anatomical structures.

Our findings suggest a significant gender discrepancy, as well as the presence of prevalent anatomical misconceptions which, to our best knowledge, have not been documented in the literature. These results have implications for the content and targeting of future public and clinical teaching.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Division of Medical Education
Depositing User: Elizabeth Renvoize
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2018 15:58
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2018 15:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/72705

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