Teaching virtually or virtually teaching? Experiences of interactive anatomy teaching in an online setting

30 June 2020 - 30 June 2020
Teaching virtually or virtually teaching? Experiences of interactive anatomy teaching in an online setting
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ASMEBITESIZE: Teaching virtually or virtually teaching? Experiences of interactive anatomy teaching in an online setting
Tuesday 30th June 2020 17:00 PM

This webinar was presented by Dr Paula Vickerton, Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at Bart’s and the London Medical School, QMUL and Sandra Nicholson (ASME Chair). Please click on the button below to access the webinar video...

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Medical education has undergone a rapid shift online in the wake of the COVID pandemic. For the anatomy team at Bart’s and the London, who usually teach with cadaveric material, this proved an interesting challenge. The team of 5 tutors devised a series of interactive tutorials, and delivered over 250 hours to different student groups. This experience was a steep learning curve and whilst initially uncomfortable with staff, became an enjoyable and effective way to deliver content. Student attendance was similar to face-to-face sessions and student feedback was overwhelmingly positive. This webinar will share our experience of online tutorials, positive and negative, which could be applied across disciplines to enhance engagement in an online environment.

Dr Paula Vickerton

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Dr Paula Vickerton is a Senior lecturer in Anatomy at Bart’s and the London Medical School, QMUL. She obtained a BSc.(Hons) in Anatomy and Human Biology from University of Liverpool, before studying for a PhD in Musculoskeletal biology. Since completing her PhD Paula has been teaching anatomy to medical students initially at Keele before moving to Bart’s and the London in 2016. In her current role Paula is the lead for anatomy teaching across the MBBS programme, PA and Prehospital care degrees.