Picturing dog anatomy: experiences in preparing an anatomy workbook

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Despite its teaching time being much reduced in the modern curriculum (compared to that, say, of the 1930s), anatomy remains a central part of undergraduate veterinary education. The subject presents challenges to educators and students alike: the memorising of large volumes of information in a subject that, though part of biology, is unlikely to have been studied in great depth before; the challenges posed by different student learning styles (verbal, auditory, kinesthetic and visual) and how to cater for these; the ethical issues surrounding dissection in terms of procuring bodies to supply classes; and controversial pedagogical questions surrounding how useful dissection actually is.

Based on teaching experiences in an accelerated veterinary degree programme for graduates in the life sciences, this poster describes production of an anatomy colouring book/workbook - a student resource designed to engage visual and kinesthetic aspects of learning canine anatomy. The book provided challenges to the authors and illustrator as ‘imagined new learners’, which shed some light on a subject in which tradition exerts great influence on contemporary teaching methods.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2013
EventVet Ed Symposium 2013 - Dublin, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 Jul 20135 Jul 2013


ConferenceVet Ed Symposium 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


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