The View points of Medical Students In Yazd University of Medical Sciences Toward Horizontal Integration Teaching Method in Anatomical Sciences Courses


Morteza Anvari 1 , Maryam Dehghan 1 , * , Mohamad Hosseini Sharifabad 1 , Alireza Talebi 1 , Abolghasem Abbasi 1 , Hossein Nahangi 1 , Sadegh Yadegari 1

1 Iran

How to Cite: Anvari M, Dehghan M , Hosseini Sharifabad M , Talebi A , Abbasi A , et al. The View points of Medical Students In Yazd University of Medical Sciences Toward Horizontal Integration Teaching Method in Anatomical Sciences Courses, Strides Dev Med Educ. 2011 ; 8(1):e59615.


Strides in Development of Medical Education: 8 (1); e59615
Published Online: July 15, 2011
Article Type: Research Article
Received: August 07, 2017
Accepted: February 23, 2011




Background & Objective: At present two teaching methods of traditional and integration are used for the theoretical instruction of anatomical sciences including anatomy, histology and embryology. It is thought that the integration teaching method can help Medical students, especially in their clinical course of study. This study was designed to find the attitudes of Medical students of Yazd University of Medical Sciences toward this method in teaching anatomical sciences courses.
Methods: This study was done on Medical students who had been educated by the integration method. Data collection was done by using a self administrated questionnaire in four domains of knowledge about the integration program of anatomical sciences courses, facilities of the integration process, order of course presentation and satisfaction of the integration plan. Data were analyzed through SPSS software package.
Results: Most of the respondents had moderate familiarity with the integration method and asserted that this method had moderately facilitated their learning process in anatomical sciences courses. According to most participants, the rate of coordination between the organ system was moderate. Students’ satisfaction of integration of embryology, histology and anatomy courses was high. In regard to the order of course presentation, participants preferred histology, embryology, anatomy, and physiology order.
Conclusion: Attitudes of Medical students toward horizontal integration method of basic sciences courses was moderate and based on the obtained results, it seems that the best presentation order is respectively histology, embryology, anatomy, and physiology.


Integration method Traditional method Basic sciences

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