Promoting quality education: ‘Use of innovative methods key in teaching anatomy’

Experts opine doctors must have practical experience in the field

Our Correspondent February 16, 2017
Experts opine doctors must have practical experience in the field. PHOTO: UAF

FAISALABAD: The best way to teach modern anatomy is by combing multiple pedagogical resources to complement one another. Students appear to learn more effectively when multi-modal and system-based approaches are integrated.

This was said by experts while speaking at a national workshop on teaching and research techniques in anatomy organised by Department of Anatomy, University of Agriculture on Wednesday. The inaugural session was chaired by UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan.

The experts said not a single teaching tool had been found to meet curriculum requirements of anatomy.

“The limitation on time, trained faculty and resources for gross anatomy courses in integrated and system based curricula, have led many medical and veterinary schools to abandon costly and time consuming decision based instructions in favour of alternative methods of instructions, including prosection,  medical imaging, living anatomy and multimedia resources,” the experts opined.

UAF Vice-Chancellor Dr Iqrar Ahmad Khan said UAF was taking all possible measures to produce trained manpower by ensuring quality education in the country.

He said the UAF used to organise such events to raise awareness among the masses about different issues. Dean Veterinary Sciences Dr Ahrar Khan said poverty alleviation was directly linked to the agriculture and livestock sector.  He said the UAF had produced 3,000 doctors and 120 PhDs in veterinary sciences so far.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 16th, 2017.