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International Journal of Morphology

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CABRAL, Etenildo Dantas  e  BARBOSA, Joanna Martins Novais. Students' Opinions on the Use of Computer Rooms for Teaching Anatomy . Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2005, vol.23, n.3, pp.267-270. ISSN 0717-9502.

The present study aimed to survey students' opinions on the use of computer-aided classes for teaching anatomy. Thus, a questionnaire with closed questions was administered at the end of the Anatomy course to undergraduate dental students, which produced a total of 76 valid questionnaires. While studying this subject, the students accessed a room equipped with computers containing previously installed Anatomy programs. The analysis of the questionnaires showed that for most students the computer room considerably facilitates the study of Anatomy and potentially increases the comprehension of the lessons' goals, as well as being an extremely important aid in studying anatomy. However, most students reported that they did not prefer this learning tool to the study of dissected cadavers, and considered that the computer room cannot replace cadavers. The present study concludes that the students interviewed consider the use of computer rooms as an effective adjunct to enhance the learning of anatomical concepts; nevertheless, it is a supplement to, not a surrogate for cadavers

Palavras-chave : Anatomy; Education; Educational technology; Teaching Methods.

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