Integrated approach to teaching and testing in histology with real and virtual imaging
Article first published online: 26 APR 2002
Copyright © 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.
The Anatomical Record
Special Issue: Meeting the Challenge: Modern Anatomy Education
Volume 269, Issue 2, pages 107–112, 15 April 2002
How to Cite
Heidger, P. M., Dee, F., Consoer, D., Leaven, T., Duncan, J. and Kreiter, C. (2002), Integrated approach to teaching and testing in histology with real and virtual imaging. Anat. Rec., 269: 107–112. doi: 10.1002/ar.10078
- Issue published online: 26 DEC 2002
- Article first published online: 26 APR 2002
- virtual microscope;
- computer-assisted learning;
- medical curriculum;
The University of Iowa College of Medicine histology teaching laboratory incorporates extensive Web- and computer-based teaching modalities, including the Virtual Microscope (VM), as emerging learning aids in histology and pathology laboratory instruction. We report here our experience in offering a multiple resource-based approach to laboratory instruction while retaining the opportunity and requirement of examining actual microscopic slide preparations with the microscope. Acceptance of this approach has been high among our students and faculty, and performance levels established over years of teaching histology by traditional means have been maintained. Anat Rec (New Anat) 269:107–112, 2002. © 2002 Wiley-Liss, Inc.