Teaching anatomy in a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum

Satheesha Nayak, Komattil Ramnarayan, Nagabhooshana Somayaji, Kuvady Laxminarayana Bairy

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Anatomy is one of the important basic science subjects in the medical curriculum. The studies on problem based learning (PBL) curricula have shown that teaching/learning of basic sciences (especially anatomy) suffer. Our evaluation of a PBL curriculum, using documentary analysis method showed that embryology, histology and osteology were not covered adequately through clinical problems. We recommend a hybridized approach for teaching/learning anatomy in the PBL schools. The important topics which are not covered through health problems could be taught through lectures.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-3
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2006

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Anatomy
  • Clinical Neurology

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    Nayak, S., Ramnarayan, K., Somayaji, N., & Bairy, K. L. (2006). Teaching anatomy in a problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum. Neuroanatomy, 5, 2-3.