Authors: Vian Mohialdin, Ari Shali and Hallie Groves
In clinical practice, a thorough knowledge and understanding of functional clinical anatomy is fundamental in distinguishing between normal and pathology. For students in the first year of medicine and other health care professions, the integrated use of a range of learning resources, such as prosected human specimens, radiological images and the living human, can enhance learning and help develop an understanding of the clinical application of information. The synthesis of information from patient physical exam and radiological images are often essential components in developing a differential diagnosis, and in deciding on the best care and treatment for a patient.
Keywords: anatomy, clinical skills, integration, first year medical students, education framework