Title: Teaching comparative veterinary anatomy during COVID an anatomical learning journey
Presenter: Geoff Dutton
School of Animal & Veterinary Sciences, Faculty of Science
Session Type: Quick Talk
When: Thursday 19th November 2020, 2.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Abstract: Adapting a hands-on anatomy course to maintain student satisfaction during COVID was a challenge. Students are motivated in class because they are active and doing what they want, gaining skills for their future career therefore presentation of material in a static world is thought to be difficult. Often we tend to overthink things forgetting where our students are at in their learning, forgetting that sometimes the key may be simplicity. This talk follows the teaching of Comparative veterinary anatomy from its initial in class word, to COVID lockdown then using our in-house cameras to gaining simplicity in the subject by using static material via zoom. In the journey it was found that often the veterinary student is able to learn by themselves but in a changing would crave support which sometimes is provided by difficult technology whereas what they really want may be simplicity, reassurance and some simple visual learning.