3D dissection tools in Anatomage supported interactive human anatomy teaching and learning

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The main aim of this study is to present the usage and importance of 3D dissection tools in the teaching and learning of Anatomy and to describe and explain our experience with Anatomage Table in Human Anatomy studies at Rīga Stradiņš University. In 2017–2018 two 3D dissection tools (scalpels) were used every week in work with Anatomage Table during the practical classes. As methods for collecting data were used discussions between students and teachers. Together 200 students of the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry were involved in this study. It was possible to create incisions and cuts in order to remove and uncover different layers of organic tissues, to move deep inside step by step and find out which structures it was necessary to look for. Afterwards students showed that they were able to place the organs back and reattach the bones, muscles, blood vessels in the body and put the skin back on. Students enjoyed virtual tools in the practical classes and learned the material better. Virtual tools helped students and tutors to easily understand and memorize different anatomy
structures. 3D scalpels were useful for different education activities, but the learning experience may be suitable further for the study of real materials.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference SOCIETY. HEALTH. WELFARE
EditorsU. Berķis, L. Vilka
PublisherEDP Sciences
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-2-7598-9081-1
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare": Contemporary Social Dynamics and Welfare: Urban and Rural Development Perspectives - Riga, Latvia
Duration: 10 Oct 201812 Oct 2018
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameSHS Web of Conferences
ISSN (Print)2261-2424


Conference7th International Interdisciplinary Scientific Conference "Society. Health. Welfare"
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  • dissection tools
  • Anatomage
  • human anatomy
  • education

Field of Science*

  • 3.1 Basic medicine
  • 1.2 Computer and information sciences
  • 2.2 Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering, Information engineering

Publication Type*

  • 3.2. Articles or chapters in other proceedings other than those included in 3.1., with an ISBN or ISSN code


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