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TITLE:

OPINION OF PAKISTANI PHYSIOTHERAPIST/STUDENTS ABOUT ANATOMY AS A SUBJECT AND METHOD OF TEACHING ANATOMY: A CROSS SECTIONAL SURVEY

AUTHORS:

Dr. Sajawal Yousof, Dr. Sidra Anum, Dr. Muhammad Asim Shahzad

ABSTRACT:

Objective: The objective of the study was to indicate and highlight significance of anatomy as a subject for physiotherapists or students. Methods: This research study was organized at riphah international University, Lahore. The time duration for this study was from January to October 2011. In this study, both students and physiotherapists were registered with Pakistan physical therapy association. For the assemblage of information, a survey proforma was sex questions were included in the assessment of data. Results: Between the students and physiotherapists, 500 questionnaires were divided. Out of these, the questionnaire was correctly completed by 286 (57.2%). Different viewpoints were collected. The number of respondents who thought anatomy could be learned by repeated readings, teaching videos were essential for study of anatomy, performing dissection is important and only clinical anatomy should be studied were 89(31.11%), 259(90.55%), 204(71.32%) and 155(54.38%) respectively. Moreover, 179(62.58%) and 280(97.9%) participants thought anatomy was not easy subject to remember and anatomy was significant in physical therapy respectively. Conclusion: The current study concluded that for medical professionals, anatomy is an important subject although it is not easy subject. Keywords: Anatomy, Physical therapy, Dissection, Future option, Clinical practice. (JPMA 65: 153; 2015)

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