Learning and Teaching Anatomy Through Case-Based Learning (CBL)

  • Jill E. ThistlethwaiteEmail author


Case-based learning (CBL) is a longstanding and common educational approach, which in medical (and health professional) education helps link theory with practice. Cases are clinically focused and help students remember that they are in the process of becoming medical practitioners. There are different ways to develop and deliver cases including paper based and online. Students most commonly work through cases in groups, learning through an inquiry-guided methodology that should be student led and student centered. There are ways of making cases useful and educational. CBL complements other ways of learning and teaching anatomy.


Learning Outcome Digital Rectal Examination Objective Structure Clinical Examination Virtual Patient Health Professional Education 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of CommunicationUniversity of Technology SydneyUltimo, SydneyAustralia

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