DOI: 10.1093/bjs/znad258.204 ISSN:

187 Master Students' Perception and Attitude on Methods of Anatomy Teaching and Assessment, Khartoum, Sudan 2014-2020

R Hassan, K Awad, R Hassan
  • Surgery



Anatomy is the cornerstone of medical education; anatomical knowledge is undoubtedly essential for doctors regardless of their specialty. Teaching and learning anatomy are one of the most important and challenging subjects for both teachers and students. This study aimed at improving the postgraduate teaching and assessment methodologies by eliciting the perception and attitude toward anatomy teaching approaches among anatomy master students.


A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted among three consecutive batches of anatomy master students. A structured questionnaire was used as a tool of data collection and data was analysed using IBM statistical package for social sciences version 24 (SPSS 24).


44 candidates responded to the questionnaire. Among them, 90.9% chose dissection room sessions as the best tool in attaining the intended learning outcomes. Practical dissection was the best teaching method with regards to interest 81.1%, enjoyment 70.5%, retention of information 65.9% and satisfaction 59.1%. 72.7% of the respondents think that practical dissection test was the best assessment method in fulfilling the intended learning objectives. Multiple choice questions were the most helpful in learning anatomy effectively and was the best tool for assessing knowledge.


The results have shown a strong positive perception towards the use of cadaveric dissection in teaching and learning anatomy. However, many did not seem to prefer lectures as a tool in anatomy teaching and learning. In addition, practical dissection test and multiple-choice questions were the best assessment methods in attaining the intended learning objectives and learning anatomy effectively respectively.

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