Body Painting Plus: Art-Based Activities to Improve Visualisation in Clinical Education Settings

Angelique N Dueñas, Gabrielle M Finn

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Abstract

Art-based activities are increasingly being regarded as an accessible and engaging way to understand the human body and its processes. Such activities include body painting (both regular and ultraviolet [UV]), clay and materials-based modelling and drawing-focused activities. Integrating art-based approaches into curricula can offer many benefits and are often cost-effective ways to engage students, and improve on clinical acumen and visual understanding of the body. In this chapter, we will introduce various art-based visualisation methods, suggested uses for their integration into curricula, as well as the associated pros and cons of each, in turn.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-42
Number of pages16
JournalAdvances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Volume1260
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2020

Keywords

  • Art
  • Curriculum
  • Education, Medical, Undergraduate/methods
  • Humans

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