Differences of Neuroanatomy Education for Large and Small Numbers of Students in China and Korea

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Beom Sun Chung; Min Suk Chung; Jingxing Dai & Jun Ouyang


In Southern Medical University, China, 1,200 medical students study neuroanatomy every year, whereas in Ajou University, Korea, only 45 medical students study neuroanatomy. The considerable difference of student numbers results in differences in educational situations. The purpose of this study was to investigate desirable neuroanatomy education methods for large and small numbers of students. The situations of neuroanatomy education in China and Korea were compared systematically. With a questionnaire survey, positive comments and recommendations for their counterparts were collected from the medical students (168 Chinese and 41 Koreans) and anatomists (6 Chinese and 3 Koreans). By reviewing the opinions, the Chinese and Korean anatomists could learn from each other to improve their strong points and make up for the weak points. The results also disclosed the common problems of neuroanatomy education, which could be relieved by developing the fitting book and the self-learning tools, such as lecture videos and stereoscopic computer models.

KEY WORDS: Neuroanatomy; Education; Learning; Students; China; Korea.

How to cite this article

CHUNG, B. S.; CHUNG, M. S.; DAI, J. & OUYANG, J. Differences of neuroanatomy education for large and small numbers of students in China and Korea. Int. J. Morphol., 38(4):825-830, 2020.