Emerging trends on the anatomy teaching reforms in the last 10 years: Based on VOSviewer and CiteSpace

Anat Sci Educ. 2024 Mar 13. doi: 10.1002/ase.2405. Online ahead of print.


The study of organism structural composition, known as anatomy, is essential in comprehending the intricate arrangements of life and plays a crucial role in medical education and practice. It bridges foundational and clinical disciplines, shaping medical education, and practice. With evolving technology, medical education faces new challenges necessitating pedagogical innovations. This article explores the changing landscape of anatomical education, encompassing teaching methods, and curricular shifts. Advancements in information technology and bibliometrics shed light on anatomy's evolution, yet research on anatomy teaching reform (ATR) remains scarce. This study employs advanced analytical tools like CiteSpace and VOSviewer to uncover research hotspots and frontiers in ATR. By scrutinizing focal points and emerging directions in ATR, this research provides insights into the future of pedagogical strategies and clinical research in anatomy.

Keywords: CiteSpace; VOSviewer; anatomical education; anatomy; bibliometrics.

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