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Development of a Web‐based learning tool for undergraduate health professionals studying applied anatomy

By Valerie Cooper and Mike McConnell


An understanding of anatomy is an essential component of degree courses for health professionals. A key learning outcome for physiotherapy students is to be able to observe, analyse and explain the sequence of normal anatomical movement patterns for the upper and lower limb. However, when there is a requirement for such learning to be practice‐based it is not always possible to provide students with the necessary resources for independent study. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a Web‐based tool that allows students to practise and test their human movement analysis skills independently, at their own pace. The tool utilizes video clips of common muscle movements and multiple‐choice questions with dynamic feedback to promote understanding. The aims of the tool and its evaluation by a sample group of forty‐five students is described Suggestions for future development are discussed

Topics: LB Theory and practice of education, LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Year: 2000
DOI identifier: 10.1080/0968776000080107
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