Not for Room 101

Asha Venkatesh* (Corresponding Author)

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The emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 disrupted learning and teaching and brought in-person teaching to an abrupt halt, leading to a rapid pivot towards online and technological solutions including in Anatomy where access to cadaveric specimens and labs were halted. But emerging from the pandemic and with the resumption of more in-person teaching, would these technological innovations find the metaphorical "Room 101" or could some of them successfully enhance the anatomy educators' toolkit? In this chapter, two such technological adaptations that we intend to continue to use in our institution are described. Their development and the pedagogy underpinning their successful use will also be described.The first of these is "Live from the Lab" which is a cadaveric demonstration livestreaming session. Teaching Anatomy through demonstration is not a new concept, however, beaming demonstrations of cadaveric material to students in remote locations need consideration of ethics and the Code of Conduct for students and teachers alike which will be described here along with how to set up such a session.Next, the use of an online assessment platform for spotter-type Anatomy assessments will be described along with their benefits. Both adaptations involve online use of images and/or videos of cadaveric material but have proven to be pedagogically useful.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiomedical Visualisation
EditorsOurania Varsou, Paul M. Rea, Michelle Welsh
Place of PublicationCham
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-17135-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-17134-5
Publication statusPublished - 2023

Publication series

NameAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
PublisherSpringer New York
ISSN (Print)0065-2598

Bibliographical note

© 2023. The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.


  • Live from the Lab
  • digital security
  • active learning
  • online assessment platforms
  • OSPE
  • very short answer questions


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