Can we teach hand anatomy with cotton gloves?

Team: Mr James Carter, Dr Lillian Smyth, A/Prof Alexandra Webb, A/Prof Krisztina Valter

In a world of increasingly complex, high-tech educational tools the Anatomical Glove Learning System (AGLS) dares to try and teach without it, using on the student’s own body, cotton gloves and some markers. We tried this tool in medical education for the first time and trialed two different approaches to integrating the activity into the lab. Is the AGLS as good as a traditional lab? What are the impacts on short-term learning, medium-term applications (mock-objective structured clinical examination, and longer-term assessment?

Smyth, Carter, Valter & Webb (2021)

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