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Improving Academic Performance Using an Innovative Cranial-Nerve Table

  • Yuefeng Lu
  • Marianne L. Conway
Innovation

Abstract

To facilitate the review and retention of the complicated contents of the Head Block in the Dental Gross Anatomy course, an innovative cranial-nerve table was introduced to first-year dental students using an interactive self-retrieval format. Our analysis of exam data shows the efficacy of this learning tool.

Keywords

Gross anatomy Retrieval Cranial-nerve table 

Notes

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Ethical Approval

Exemption from institutional ethical approval was granted.

Conflict of Interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Informed Consent

NA.

References

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© International Association of Medical Science Educators 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Neurobiology and Anatomical SciencesUniversity of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

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