Primal’s Anatomy Learning Outcomes for Medicine is a groundbreaking collaboration combining Primal’s 30+ years as the leader in digital human anatomy education with the expert knowledge of the Anatomical Society, working together to create an educational resource to support the Society’s Core Regional Anatomy Syllabus for Undergraduate Medicine.
This unique partnership has created an empowering, student-centric educational experience. It delivers clear and engaging resources, providing undergraduates with a comprehensive understanding of all the anatomical knowledge they require.
As a hub of videos, visuals and quizzes created by a community of experts and featuring Primal’s renowned 3D anatomy, Anatomy Learning Outcomes for Medicine brings to life all 156 learning outcomes defined in the Anatomical Society’s syllabus, which already underpins medical curricula in countless institutions worldwide.
This new collection enables students to invest in their own education – facilitating success through confidence in their own knowledge – while also supporting educators with an unequalled selection of peer-curated, goal-orientated content you can trust.
Watch this preview video below to see a brief demo of the module in action, including videos, quizzes, user interface, and more. Or watch a full sample video, featuring Dr. Claire Fitton, University of Glasgow Lecturer in Anatomy, demonstrating all the anatomy knowledge needed to achieve the learning outcome “Describe the relationship between the femoral canal and the inguinal ligament and the anatomy of femoral hernias.”
See why 1,500+ institutions from 150+ countries have trusted Primal over the past 30+ years to accelerate mastery of anatomy and physiology in any learning or teaching environment.
Edited and curated by the Anatomical Society’s Education Committee, this innovative medical anatomy education tool includes the following:
Primal’s Anatomy Learning Outcomes for Medicine is based on the Anatomical Society’s Core Regional Anatomy Syllabus for Undergraduate Medicine, which was published in 2015 to help standardize the level of anatomical knowledge required for medical students to graduate. The syllabus was constructed with input from 39 experts from around the world in order to produce a rigorous and research-based consensus, and is applicable to all medical programs. (For more information, see “The Anatomical Society core regional anatomy syllabus for undergraduate medicine” by C.F. Smith et al. Journal of Anatomy, 228: 15–23 with permission from John Wiley & Sons Ltd. and the Anatomical Society.)
A vast majority of institutions use standardized learning outcomes to assess student success. They may not all use the Anatomical Society’s outcomes specifically, but this project’s validation process has shown there is synergy across curricula. According to a 2019 study, only 46% of surveyed students estimated that they knew over 50% of the learning outcomes, highlighting the need for this new learning resource.
Primal’s Anatomy Learning Outcomes for Medicine provides learning opportunities that maximize students’ anatomical potential as future health professionals. It addresses and simplifies the time-consuming challenge of sourcing quality and trustworthy digital resources to enhance students’ anatomical knowledge – the foundation of safe and effective clinical practice.
In addition, with recent changes in medical education – including more focus on “newer” subjects like molecular genetics and non-technical skills, as well as more emphasis on skill-based teaching and approaches that stress clinical relevance – there is less dedicated time for anatomy. Both students and educators are in need of support to ensure future medical professionals have the anatomy background necessary for outstanding patient care. For example, in Australia, which has the most anatomy teaching hours in the world, 73% of students in this study still believed it was not enough and only 40% thought they would graduate with adequate anatomy knowledge.
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