International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 5, Part C (2019)
A study to compare the utility of plastinated versus formalin emersed preserved specimens based on undergraduate students feedback
Aim and Objective: To evaluate the utility of plastinated models for detailed study, to increase the depth of the knowledge of anatomical structure and receive the feedback regarding the quality of plastinated specimens versus formalin specimens by MBBS 1st year students.
Material and Methods: The present study has been conducted in Department of Anatomy, Dr. S.N medical college, Jodhpur. The formalin preserved specimens were labeled as group A and plastinated specimens were labeled as group B. Questionnaire for Group A was provided to the students prior to demonstration of plastinated specimen. Group B questionnaire was provided after the demonstration of plastinated specimens and feedback received regarding the plastinated specimen and formalin preserved specimens were collected from the MBBS 1st year students.
Results: Plastinated specimens was more preferred because they have excellent longevity, easy to hold, devoid of unpleasant formalin odour, students agree that we can use these plastinated models in day to day demonstrations. According to the feedback of students toward the formalin & plastinated specimen – students agreed that plastinated specimens were more helpful in understanding 3-D orientation of specimens and internal structure of organ. Most of questions have significant P value.
Conclusion: Plastinated specimens can be a better alternate of formalin preserved specimens. Plastinated models are utilized as teaching aid & anatomical museum models.
How to cite this article:
Ruchika Dhankar, Sushma K Kataria, Bharat, Leena Raichandani. A study to compare the utility of plastinated versus formalin emersed preserved specimens based on undergraduate students feedback. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(5):143-151.