To determine whether a course in cadaver dissection can significantly increase resident knowledge of pelvic anatomy beyond that of current educational practices.
Thirteen first-and second-year residents were randomly assigned to a cadaver dissection course (seven) or a control group (six).
The dissection group performed dissections with instruction, using a dissection guide designed specifically for the course.
Each participant took a practical and written examination at the beginning and end of the study.
The two groups did not differ statistically in their scores on the pre-test.
Both groups improved on the posttest, but the dissection group scored nearly 50% higher on the test than did the controls.
The two groups differed significantly on the post-test, adjusted for pre-test performance (P<. 01).
In their evaluation of the course, participants from the dissection group emphasized its educational value and urged that it be offered to residents as a regular part of their training.
Dissection of a human cadaver provides a valuable experience, allowing participants to gain a greater understanding of surgical anatomy and surgical procedures in a no-risk, unhurried setting.
Residents who participated in a cadaver dissection course designed specifically for their needs showed a statistically significant increase in knowledge compared with those without this experience.
Mots-clés Pascal : Etudiant, Médecin, Gynécologie, Cadavre, Dissection, Anatomie, Enseignement universitaire, Homme, Interne
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Student, Physician, Gynecology, Cadaver, Dissection, Anatomy, Higher education, Human, Resident
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0402372
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 01/03/1996.