Negotiation and Assessment as Tools for Tailoring Anatomy Courses to Allied Health Programs

  • Lawrence J. RizzoloEmail author
  • William B. Stewart
  • Alexandria Garino
  • Linda H. Pellico


Every healthcare discipline, from paramedics to physicians, has its own requirements for anatomical knowledge. Nonetheless, there is little standardization for what an anatomy course should provide. In this chapter, we discuss our experience with graduate nurses, physician assistants, and medical students. Rather than dwell on our solution to questions of what to teach and how to teach it, we discuss how we researched the questions and negotiated with stakeholders in our educational setting, so that you might develop the solutions that work best at your institution. By identifying and assessing the needs of all who have a stake in your course, you can devise the course goals and assessments that will convince stakeholders that your course is successful. Skillful negotiations and assessments will guide the development of your course through its early years and insure it integrates with your institution’s educational programs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence J. Rizzolo
    • 1
    Email author
  • William B. Stewart
    • 1
  • Alexandria Garino
    • 2
  • Linda H. Pellico
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of SurgeryYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  2. 2.Physician Associate Program, Department of MedicineYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.School of Nursing, Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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