Current perspectives on the role of body painting in medical education

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Body painting is a popular teaching and learning tool within medical education. Art-based approaches, such as body painting, allow students to learn in a fun and engaging manner. They are particularly useful fo students who struggle with cadaveric study of anatomy. Body painting is not only limited to use for anatomical study but it can also be beneficial as a mechanism for introducing clinical examination and associated communication skills. The use of vibrant color adds to its appeal and is often cited as the mechanism through which students effectively learn.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)701-706
Number of pages6
JournalAdvances in Medical Education and Practice
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sept 2018


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