It’s 1:1 teacher-student relationship while teaching anatomy: Experts

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 03 Dec 2017 12:58:31









Staff Reporter,


Dec 2,

The 65th National Conference of Anatomical Society of India continued for the second day on Saturday in Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medical College (JNMMC). State Health Minister Ajay Chandrakar has inaugurated the conference. It is the biggest conference in the discipline of Anatomy in the country. Department of Anatomy, Pt. JNMMC has organised the conference and the organising secretary is Dr Manik Chatterjee, Professor and HoD. Speaking to The Hitavada, experts said that in Anatomy teaching, there is 1:1 teacher-student relationship and that develops the medical students to a great extent.

There should be a separate subject in the present medical education in the country, in which the medical students should be taught about etiquette, attitude and other behavioural qualities which they must have towards patients as doctors. Medical Council of India had suggested for integration of Anatomy with clinical subjects like Surgery, Medicine, Ophthalmology, ENT, but it has not happened and students are deprived of that integrated knowledge.

Medical curriculum with respect to Anatomy needs a change so as to cover maximum clinical aspects as foundation. This is integrated learning prevalent in many countries, but in India traditional learning of Anatomy still continues, in which the lectures are sometimes experienced by medical students as monotonous. On the contrary, in the integrated learning, there is only concept lecture in which learning objectives are highlighted and students have to build on them, the experts said.