ENCASE: Enhancing the Gross ANatomy Knowledge, Student Engagement, and Cadaveric Perception Among NurSing and Allied HEalth Students.

ENCASE: Enhancing the Gross ANatomy Knowledge, Student Engagement, and Cadaveric Perception Among NurSing and Allied HEalth Students.

Cadaver dissection remains a cornerstone for anatomical education in the clinical disciplines providing a three-dimensional perspective to anatomical content. With recent technological improvements, cadaver based teaching materials have expanded beyond the traditional formaldehyde preserved cadaver, allowing for smaller institutions to teach a cadaver-based anatomy course without maintaining cadaveric material. Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University currently uses the Anatomage table to provide for electronic dissection; however, an electronic cadaver does not expose clinicians to the actual human cadaveric experience. Cadaveric gross anatomy will be incorporated into the clinical laboratory experiences at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels to enhance anatomy knowledge, course grades, student engagement, and student perception. Through the acquisition of a plasticized cadaver, students at Franciscan University will be afforded same gross anatomy experience found only at major medical centers. Based on the resiliency of the plasticized cadaver, this educational enhancement is a sustainable investment over time.
Sponsor: 
TRADITIONAL AND UNDERGRADUATE ENHANCEMENT PROPOSALS BOARD OF REGENTS SUPPORT FUND, FY 2017-2018
Submission Date: 
November 14, 2017
Funding Status: 
Not Funded
Award Date: 
April 30, 2018