Korean J Phys Anthropol.  2014 Sep;27(3):145-154. 10.11637/kjpa.2014.27.3.145.

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

  • 1Department of Medical Education, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Korea.
  • 2Department of Anatomy, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Korea. htkim@jbnu.ac.kr


A purpose of the study is to provide basic information in order to find better ways for more effective cadaver dissection education by analyzing education effect on paramedical students after cadaver dissection. By using questionnaires composed of 12 questions, we have surveyed 1,041 paramedical students who participate in cadaver dissection in 2013 and analysed the results. The paramedical students are the department of nursing science, operation treatment, physical therapy, alternative medicine, clinical pathology, emergency rescue and dental hygienics. As a result, we have found that cadaver dissection makes students have more respect for human life and dignity, helps students learn anatomy and major. Furthermore, the degrees of satisfaction, interest, intention of afterward participation in cadaver dissection afterward are high. However, the degrees of intention of cadaver donations are low. We need to develop cadaver dissection programme customized for each majors in order to helps students have more respect for human life and dignity, more professionalism, more effective cadaver dissection education.


Cadaver dissection; Paramedical; Education program
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