The Anatomy Education in the Faculties of Veterinary in Turkey During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Nur İ. H.

VII. TURKCESS Uluslararası Eğitim ve Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi, Güzelyurt, Cyprus (Kktc), 1 September - 03 December 2021, pp.691-697

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Güzelyurt
  • Country: Cyprus (Kktc)
  • Page Numbers: pp.691-697
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


As of December 19, 2020, COVID-19 had affected the world with about 74 million infected people and more than 1,669,000 deaths in the last year. According to the official declaration of the Turkish Ministry of Health, dated December 20, 2020, there were 2,024,601 cases and the occupancy rate in hospitals was 73.1%(TC.SB, 2020). Likewisethe case all over the world, COVID-19 has affected the entire education process in Turkey too and distance education was launched. Due to COVID-19, the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine has also been providing distance education since March 2020. The entrance and exit to the institution where academic and administrative staff work has been restricted. Lecture notes were uploaded to the system in Pdf, Docx, or Slide format for distance education. Exam requirements were started to be fulfilled by homework or multiple-choice test. It was decided to complete the laboratory practice courses that could not be held in the summer (although the dates were unknown). However, these courses were not held because the epidemic was on the rise. Distance education continued between September and December 2020. General anatomy, histology, and embryology are the basis of medical education, and it is not possible to learn the practice of medicine without understanding the structure and function of the animal/human body. Anatomical education provides a solid basis on which all subsequent clinical practices will be built. Every disease process and every pathological condition are a part of the anatomy. Therefore, anatomy education is important. Keywords: Anatomy education, COVID-19, Veterinary education.