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Near-peer teaching strategy in a large human anatomy course: Perceptions of near-peer instructors.
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PMID:  25203867     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Near-peer teaching (NPT) is a strategy in which senior students assume the instructor role with junior peers (mentees). Senior students develop unique skills and knowledge through NPT, an experience which extends their learning beyond content mastery. Different teaching modules featuring NPT were utilized in the human anatomy course at the School of Medicine, Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico. Modules included: Theory, Clinical Hour, Imaging Anatomy, and Laboratory. The aim of this study was to assess instructor participants' perceptions on the benefits of the NPT strategy in the anatomy classroom. A survey was administered to anatomy course instructors who utilized NPT strategies during winter, fall, and spring semesters of the 2012-2013 school year. A total of 120 instructors were enrolled in the study. There were different perceptions of instructors' roles. Theory and Imaging Anatomy instructors considered themselves to be information providers and resource developers, whereas Clinical Hour and Laboratory instructors saw themselves more as facilitators, role models, and planners. All instructors' opinions on the benefits of NPT were positive. Thus, in this article, the authors find NPT to be a strategy that promotes self-learning, a vital skill. Anat Sci Educ. © 2014 American Association of Anatomists.
Authors:
Cynthia Guadalupe Reyes-Hernández; Juan Manuel Carmona Pulido; Roberto Isaac De la Garza Chapa; Ruth Patricia Serna Vázquez; Ricardo Daniel Alcalá Briones; Perla Marina Plasencia Banda; Eliud Enrique Villarreal Silva; Guillermo Jacobo Baca; Oscar de la Garza Castro; Rodrigo Enrique Elizondo Omaña; Santos Guzmán López
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2014-9-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Anatomical sciences education     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1935-9780     ISO Abbreviation:  Anat Sci Educ     Publication Date:  2014 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-9-9     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101392205     Medline TA:  Anat Sci Educ     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2014 American Association of Anatomists.
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