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Online neuroanatomy education and its role during the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) lockdown

Published: 22 May 2020

The global response to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in widespread changes to the way in which teaching takes place.

The response from the anatomy education community, is to move teaching activities online and switch to a full distance-learning paradigm to maintain quality education.

A key change at many institutions is the switch towards formative end-of-year examinations, with all students progressing regardless of attainment.

Dr Scott Border from Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education and Mr Samuel Hall, a Visiting Fellow at the University Of Southampton and Neurosurgical Registrar at Wessex, explore the challenges that need to be overcome, in order to minimize possible negative impact on the learning experience.

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