The Use of Technology in Teaching Human Anatomy: a Literature Review from 2020 to 2022

Işık E. İ., Özandaç Polat S., Tutuş E., Göker P.

International Congress of Medical and Health Sciences Studies, Ankara, Turkey, 13 - 14 December 2022, pp.126-132

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Ankara
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.126-132
  • Çukurova University Affiliated: Yes


Technology stands out as a means of advancement in the fields of health and education. During health education, human anatomy lessons are traditionally carried out with theoretical methods, model applications and cadaver examinations. In addition, technological methodologies support teaching methods by making them interactive. During the Covid-19 pandemic period, technological methods were frequently used in the application of distance education. Therefore, the aim of our study is to examine the approaches to the use of technological methods in teaching human anatomy. For this study, a literature search covering randomized controlled trials published between January 2020 and December 2022 was conducted using the keywords "anatomy" and "medical education" in the PubMed electronic database. Inclusion criterias; Studies written in English are studies in the field of health education and studies evaluating the use of technological methods in teaching human anatomy. Exclusion criterias; Studies written in a language other than English are studies involving a particular surgical technique and animal studies. A total of 1456 studies were accessed, and 7 studies were included in this review according to the inclusion/exclusion criteria. As a result, methods such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), mixed reality (MR), web-based education, holographic modeling and three-dimensional printed modalities (3DP) provide benefits in students' anatomical learning processes.