In medical training, there are never enough methods of improving the education process. After all, you want students to get as much hands-on experience and practice as possible before going out into the world to work on actual live people. This is why there are more training aids in medical schooling that probably in any other profession. Each of them is important and serve a specific function. Let’s take a look at a few of them now.
First, there are medical manikins. These are essentially dummies that show an entire or part of a human body. They vary greatly, with some being rigid, only showing a specific thing, to others being modular, complete with rubbery skin and organs and bones underneath. These are used to give the medical student familiarity with the human body and its parts.
Moulage kits are another important one. This is essentially a make-up kit, which includes faux wounds and lesions that can be applied to either a dummy or live actor. This way students can see certain symptoms, common injuries, and the like. This helps in not only recognition of these in the future, but also in preparing the student to go face to face with them whenever they should arise in their career.
ketches and photos are another good resource. Their use is obvious and is probably one of the oldest forms of demonstrating the human anatomy sans an actual cadaver. While their accuracy can be contested (sketches), photographs are invaluable. The more familiarization gained, the better.
All of these various tools and aids are what make medical training as effective as it is today. With computer technology becoming ever cheaper and more widespread, undoubtedly there will be even more in-depth training in the near future.