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Development of a Web‐based learning tool for undergraduate health professionals studying applied anatomy

Cooper, Valerie and McConnell, Mike (2000) Development of a Web‐based learning tool for undergraduate health professionals studying applied anatomy. Association for Learning Technology Journal, 8 (1). pp. 62-70. ISSN 0968-7769

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    Abstract

    An understanding of anatomy is an essential component of degree courses for health professionals. A key learning outcome for physiotherapy students is to be able to observe, analyse and explain the sequence of normal anatomical movement patterns for the upper and lower limb. However, when there is a requirement for such learning to be practice‐based it is not always possible to provide students with the necessary resources for independent study. This paper describes the development and evaluation of a Web‐based tool that allows students to practise and test their human movement analysis skills independently, at their own pace. The tool utilizes video clips of common muscle movements and multiple‐choice questions with dynamic feedback to promote understanding. The aims of the tool and its evaluation by a sample group of forty‐five students is described Suggestions for future development are discussed.

    Item Type: Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1022 - 1022.25 Computer-assisted Education
    Divisions: ALT-J Journal
    Depositing User: Justin Smith
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2009 11:37
    Last Modified: 04 Apr 2011 10:16
    URI: http://repository.alt.ac.uk/id/eprint/321

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