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A core syllabus for the teaching of neuroanatomy to medical students

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Stephen McHanwell


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© 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. © 2015 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. There is increasingly a call for clinical relevance in the teaching of biomedical sciences within all health care courses. However, this presupposes that there is a clear understanding of what can be considered core material within the curricula. To date, the anatomical sciences have been relatively poorly served by the development of core syllabuses, particularly for specialized core syllabuses such as neuroanatomy. One of the aims of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFAA) and of the European Federation for Experimental Morphology (EFEM) is to formulate, on an international scale, core syllabuses for all branches of the anatomical sciences using Delphi Panels consisting of anatomists, scientists, and clinicians to initially evaluate syllabus content. In this article, the findings of a Delphi Panel for neuroanatomy are provided. These findings will subsequently be published on the IFAA website to enable anatomical (and other cognate learned) societies and individual anatomists, clinicians, and students to freely comment upon, and elaborate and amend, the syllabuses. The aim is to set internationally recognized standards and thus to provide guidelines concerning neuroanatomical knowledge when engaged in course development.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Moxham B, McHanwell S, Plaisant O, Pais D

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Clinical Anatomy

Year: 2015

Volume: 28

Issue: 6

Pages: 706-716

Print publication date: 01/09/2015

Online publication date: 28/06/2015

Acceptance date: 28/05/2015

ISSN (print): 0897-3806

ISSN (electronic): 1098-2353

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Inc.


DOI: 10.1002/ca.22577


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