Computer-assisted learning in morbid anatomy. A stimulation of autopsy procedures and death certification

Med Sci Law. 1990 Apr;30(2):115-8. doi: 10.1177/002580249003000206.


This article describes the objectives, design and performance of a computer program which provides a textual simulation of autopsies. The benefits of using this program to teach medical students about the procedures of autopsy diagnosis is discussed. This form of computer-assisted learning is also useful in introducing medical students to correct death certification: a neglected area of medical education.

MeSH terms

  • Autopsy / methods*
  • Computer Simulation*
  • Computer-Assisted Instruction*
  • Death Certificates
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate
  • Microcomputers
  • Pathology / education*
  • Software Design
  • United Kingdom