2003 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference
March 2729, Greensboro, NC

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PA Distance Learning-Gross Anatomy, 1998-present

Dudek, Ronald         (252) 744-2863
      Anatomy and Cell Biology/Physician Assistant Studies
      East Carolina University

Abstract (up to 200 words):
The Department of Physician Assistant Studies (PA) at East Carolina University (ECU) has had a Distance Learning (DL) PA degree program since 1998. The program has been accredited through the Accreditation Review Commission on Education of the Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) and is equivalent in outcomes to the on-campus PA program. The program has recently been approved to grant a master’s degree starting with the class entering in May, 2003. This presentation will consist of strategies that have been tried with the three cohorts of DL students matriculated by the Department of PA studies at ECU. Successes, problems encountered, potential pitfalls, and how the course has improved both from a teaching and learning aspect, including the changes being made in preparation for the fourth cohort starting in May will be presented. The DL PA is frequently a non-traditional student that is or has been in the military. Many of these learners present unique challenges. Teaching strategies include: full video of the cadaver dissection, Anatomy TV, Gold standard Multimedia Gross Anatomy, and the use of a high yield gross anatomy presentations that are set up in an asynchronous module. Plans and methods to assess the course will also be discussed.

Session type:
Short presentation (20 minutes)

Time slots:
C9 - Fr 4:30 - 5:15

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