Implementation of Online Anatomy Course and the Perception of Physical Therapy Students

Implementación de curso online de Anatomía y la percepción de los estudiantes de Kinesiología
Gloria del Pilar Villarroel Quinchalefa,†, Makarena de los Ángeles Fuentes Salvob,‡, Víctor Hugo Oyarzún Muñozc,§

aDepartamento de Salud, Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile.
bDepartamento de Salud, Universidad de Los Lagos, Puerto Montt, Chile.
vCentro de Recursos de Enseñanza y Aprendizaje, Universidad de Los Lagos, Osorno, Chile.

Recibido: 28-enero-2020. Aceptado: 5-mayo-2020.

* Autor para correspondencia: Gloria del Pilar Villarroel Quinchalef. Avenida Alberto Fuchslocher 1305, Osorno, Región de los Lagos. Teléfono:(64) 2333005. Correo electrónico:


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Palabras Clave

Anatomía; educación; educación en línea; material de enseñanza; tecnología educacional.


Anatomy; education; online education; teaching materials; educational technology.


Introduction: The teaching of human anatomy is fundamental in health area careers. The most prevalent teaching learning methodology in our country consists in exhibition classes, laboratories and autonomous study. Information and communication technologies (ICT) offer new forms of interaction, where virtual learning spaces (VLS) have incorporated into university education in recent years.

Objective: To develop an anatomy online course to guide the autonomous learning of physical therapy students from Anatomy I module, and determine their perception of this digital educative resource.

Method: The design of this research is quantitative and descriptive. The sample was selected in a non-probabilistic way and corresponded to the 83 students who accomplished the selection criteria. The online course was implemented in the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) platform. In order to know the students’ perception regarding access, content, use and utility, an evaluation instrument was built, which was fed back by experts and students. This instrument was applied online at the end of each learning result, after an informed consent acceptance.

Results: The online course average approval was 88% in the first and final survey. The “access” and “content” dimensions are those who reported more satisfaction from the participants.

Conclusion: The online course was well valued by the students and the platform’s approval level is significantly high in all its dimensions.