Investigation of Students’ Opinions on Distance Neuroanatomy Education during the Pandemic

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Number of pages: 254-258
Year-Number: 2021-Volum: 3, Issue: 3

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The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak has had an impact on many areas, including education. In order to prevent the spread of the virus, face-to-face education has been replaced by distance education. Although distance education provides students with positive effects such as flexibility, there are also negative effects. Especially in neuroanatomy education, online learning is thought to be insufficient to understand three-dimensional and complex structures. Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation (PMR) students' views on neuroanatomy courses during the distance education process were investigated. In this study, the attitude levels of PMR students were analyzed using the "Attitude Scale towards Distance Education" questionnaire. In the survey, in which Turkish and foreign PMR students (n=91) participated, neuroanatomy course hours were sufficient for the students. In addition, the students stated that learning neuroanatomy with the distance education method can make an important contribution to their profession. Providing educational materials to us in advance, and practice exams before midterm and final exams made it easier for students to learn neuroanatomy. In addition, it was determined that those who took the course for the first time were more successful than those who took the course for the second time. As a result, although the sudden transition to distance education models due to COVID-19 has created various challenges, it has allowed the traditional education system to be reconsidered and adapted to new practices to improve educational experiences. In this context, feedback from student surveys is of great importance in terms of improving the education model.

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