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International Journal of Morphology

On-line version ISSN 0717-9502

Abstract

AVERSI-FERREIRA, Tales Alexandre et al. Teaching Embryology Using Models Construction in Practical Classes. Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2012, vol.30, n.1, pp.188-195. ISSN 0717-9502.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0717-95022012000100034.

Recently, the curriculum and the educational methodologies associated with health sciences courses are being reviewed and adapted. Pre-clinical sciences, such as anatomy and embryology are as well subjected to those changes. In human embryology courses it is common to use models to represent the different phases of development to facilitate learning, since the students can see and touch the models, obtaining knowledge by analogies. The purpose of the present study was to investigate if the construction of models by the students during practical embryology classes would improve or facilitate their learning. One year after the classes, 60 students answered a questionnaire with nine objective questions, including spaces for suggestions and observations. The student's responses suggested that the construction of models contributed to their learning.

Keywords : Education; Education Nursing; Embryology; Health Science Education; Models; Morphology.

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