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Revista chilena de anatomía

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BARROVECCHIO, Juan Carlos et al. EVALUATION NORMAL ANATOMY STUDENT TEST AT THE UNIVERSIDAD NACIONAL DE ROSARIO, ARGENTINA. Rev. chil. anat. [online]. 2001, vol.19, n.2, pp.139-144. ISSN 0716-9868.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0716-98682001000200003.

The purpose of this study is to diagnose which are the topics that offered particular problems to the students that obtained passing performance in the 1998 Normal Anatomy Final Tests. The test consisted of 12 questions of theoretical knowledge, considered to be of fundamental importance to competent performance in the field of Normal Anatomy. The examination was administered six times in the year. Each test item consisted of two questions of each unit of the syllabus. The questions were designed (formulated) following the same sequential order _ Locomotive Apparatus, Head and Neck, Thorax, Abdomen, Retriperitoneal space and Pelvis (Basin), Central Nervous System. Two thousand, two hundred and eleven (2211) tests were analyzed. The answers were qualified as correct, partially correct, incorrect or absent (in blank). The percentage of each of these categories per question in each binomial was evaluated. There were detected the questions of the different units that presented higher and lower difficulties to be answered. The chi square test was employed to detect differences between pairs, as regard the distribution of answers, being the level of signification used 0,05. The rank order is the following: the lowest percentage of correct answers corresponded to Locomotive Apparatus, 25% and the highest to Thorax, 34%. Abdomen recorded the lowest percentage of incorrect answers, 39% and the Locomotive Apparatus the highest, 56%. These distribution of answers are statistically significant (p=0.00). The answers that showed the highest level of difficulty are: upper limb, thorax and abdomen, trunk lymphatic system and pleura-lung projections over the thorax surface. We conclude that units of the syllabus have different degrees of difficulties for learning students

Keywords : Normal Anatomy; Evaluation _ students; Units contents.

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