Improving College Students' Success In Gateway Science Courses: Lessons Learned From An Anatomy And Physiology Workshop

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Abass Abdullahi
Maureen Gannon

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Gateway Science Courses, Lessons Learned from an Anatomy and Physiology Workshop

Abstract

In this study, we evaluated the effectiveness of a two-week pre-anatomy and physiology workshop intended to contribute to student success in anatomy and physiology. The study showed that workshop participants had significantly higher post-test scores, better study habits, and generally felt more confident or prepared for anatomy and physiology. The workshop participants also reported that they understood membrane transport the least and organization of the body the most, information that may be useful in anatomy and physiology curriculum development. Preliminary studies also show that students that participated in the workshop performed significantly better than the general student body, with lower attrition rates in anatomy and physiology.

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