Korean J Phys Anthropol.  2012 Jun;25(2):77-86.

The Effect of Observation Program of Cadaver Dissection for the Paramedical Students

  • 1Department of Anatomy, School of Medicine, Chungnam National University, Korea. wonsikk@cnu.ac.kr


The effects of observation program of cadaver dissection for paramedical students were surveyed and obtained the following results. After observation of cadaver dissection, the students who will participate next time with their own will, who think this program is essential for anatomy study, who understand the orientation contents, and who think their anatomical knowledge elevated were increased. However, the number staffs of medical school who think this program is essential for paramedical students were about 1/3. The problems obtained in the observation program of cadaver dissection were discordance with teaching schedule, long orientation and observation time, and the 1/2 or above staffs leading this program were teaching assistants and medical students. Through this observation program of cadaver dissection, the paramedical students were aware of the meaning of cadaver donation and the noble will of donors certainly, and gained an opportunity feel the dignity of life.


Paramedical course; Observation program of cadaver dissection; Cadaver donation
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