Anatomy teaching and learning in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic

Tg Muda, T.F.M. and Rushaidhi, M. and Woon, C.K. and Dhamodharan, J. and Ghafar, N.A. and Wong, Kah Hui and Abas, R. and Lin, T.S. and Hadie, S.N.H. (2021) Anatomy teaching and learning in Malaysia during the COVID-19 pandemic. Education in Medicine Journal, 13 (2). pp. 71-81. ISSN 2180-1932, DOI

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The abrupt transition from face-to-face to online anatomy teaching amidst the COVID-19 pandemic has posed great challenges to anatomy lecturers in Malaysia, as they have had to adapt to new skills to prepare and deliver online classes. These online classes were delivered either synchronously via a web teleconferencing application or asynchronously through pre-recorded videos that were uploaded to the learning management system (LMS). The online delivery of anatomy practical classes has become a major concern among anatomy lecturers and students, especially in public institutions, as there is a lack of hands-on experience and social interaction. Nevertheless, some private medical schools have adapted well to both online lectures and practical classes, as they had been venturing towards online learning and virtual reality tools even before the pandemic commenced. The Malaysian Anatomical Association (MAA) webinar, "Transformation of Anatomy Education in Malaysia during COVID-19 Pandemic", discussed the issues related to lecturers' and students' receptivity to online anatomy classes. This study discusses the issues related to online anatomy teaching and learning (T&L) and the actions taken by the university's governance and anatomy faculty members to resolve the issues discussed in the academic discourse. © 2021 Malaysian Association of Education in Medicine and Health Sciences and Penerbit Universiti Sains Malaysia.

Item Type: Article
Funders: National Institute of Mental Health [Grant No. K23MH115162], National Institute of Child Health and Human Development [Grant No. K23HD091295]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anatomy teaching and learning; COVID-19 pandemic; Online lectures; Practical anatomy
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Ms Zaharah Ramly
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 03:44
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 03:44

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