experimental competences
information and communication technologies
virtual dissection table
institutions of higher medical education
muscular system model

How to Cite

S. I. Abuvatfa, V. O. Bolilyi, O. M. Lunhol, and L. P. Sukhovirska, “USE OF SECTRA VIRTUAL DISSECTION TABLE IN THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS”, ITLT, vol. 83, no. 3, pp. 49–59, Jun. 2021, doi: 10.33407/itlt.v83i3.3798.


The article features the research of the effectiveness of using the virtual dissection table in medical higher educational institutions. The theoretical and methodological foundations of the use of the virtual dissection table in the training of future medical specialists are determined, practical aspects are described. Laboratory works have been created on the use of the virtual dissection table in teaching theoretical and clinical disciplines in medical higher education institutions. The authors considered the formation of the following components of students’ experimental competence through the use of Sectra Virtual Dissection Table during the lessons: cognitive-intellectual, diagnostic, prognostic, information, analytical and research. The cross-curricular links between the disciplines "Human Anatomy" and "Medical and Biological Physics" in view of the formation of the aforementioned experimental competences are considered. The algorithm for work with the muscular system in the Human Anatomy Atlas program on the Sectra Table F18 Virtual Dissection Table is described in detail. The authors showed the capabilities of the Sectra Virtual Dissection Table: viewing realistic human anatomy; simulation of the human body in combination with 3D touch control when viewing, panning, rotating and zooming in an image; distance measurement in 3D volume and arbitrary clipping plane; cropping a part of 3D volume etc. The authors point out that the use of a virtual anatomical table should take into account students’ and teachers’ information and digital competence to work with modern virtual equipment and the educational environment of the medical educational institution. Extended clinical cases with unique pathologies in the Sectra Table library contribute to the formation of medical students’ professional competencies. The authors conclude that the use of medical computer programs allows the teacher to organize innovative types of educational activities and to form students’ experimental competence components. The prospects for further research might involve conducting a pedagogical experiment on the effectiveness of using the created system of laboratory works and demonstrations on the basis of Sectra Table F18 Virtual Dissection Table.



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