Development and student evaluation of an anatomically correct high-fidelity calf leg model

Hilari M. French, John D. Dascanio, Erik W. Peterson, Gregory E. Gilbert, Christopher C. Wright, David D. Wickman, Eric B. Bauman

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Abstract

Obstetrical chain placement requires location of specific landmarks and a certain dexterity that must be practiced. Use of low-fidelity models may not always provide students with a realistic experience. In this study we developed an anatomically correct high-fidelity calf leg model that would serve as a better teaching model for pre-clinical veterinary students than a pre-existing low-fidelity polyvinyl chloride (PVC) model. One hundred and twenty pre-clinical veterinary students were instructed how to use obstetrical chains with a low-fidelity PVC model and the anatomically correct high-fidelity calf leg model. After a 45-minute lab, students were surveyed on their experience with both models. Overall students felt the anatomically correct high-fidelity calf leg model increased accuracy in chain placement and provided more accurate landmarks, a more realistic model, and more real-life scenario training.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)126-130
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Education
Volume45
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

Keywords

  • Educational methods
  • Food animal
  • Outcomes
  • Reproduction
  • Teaching model

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