Vol. 28, Nº e

Análise discente da disciplina de anatomia para a prática da medicina veterinária

Constantino, M.V.P.; Silva, L.C.S.; Lessa, T.B.; Santos, P.R.S.; A.C. Assis Neto; P.P. Bombonato; C.E. Ambrósio

ABSTRACT: Objectives: To define the opinion of the students of Veterinary Medicine of the Veterinary Medicine and Animal Sciences College of Sao Paulo (FMVZ-USP) about the importance of the Veterinary Anatomy’s course as a determinant for the practice of Veterinary Medicine. Methods and Results: For this study was applied a questionnaire with two open questions and three multiple-choice questions to sixty students of the first semester of Veterinary Medicine (FMVZ-USP). The sample used in this study was not probabilistic by convenience. Of the sixty students asked 76,67% (n = 46) were female and 23,33% (n = 14) were male. The mean age was 19,8 years old. Regarding the question of the proper exercise of the veterinary profession is directly dependent on a good knowledge of Veterinary Anatomy 100% said that this relationship is very dependent. But, with regard to the enjoyment of Veterinary Anatomy 50% (n = 30) responded that they had much interest in the discipline, 45% (n = 27) on interest and only 5% (n = 3) showed little interest. Of the respondents 55% (n = 33) stated that there should be more theoretical and practical classes, however 45% (n = 27) responded that the theoretical and practical classes were well distributed and sufficient. Concerning the question of which area intended to follow after Veterinary Medicine graduation 23,53% (n = 16) responded that they did not know yet. The same percentage was found on the response to the area of Clinical Medicine of Small Animals. The surgery area had a rate of 17,65% (n = 12) of interest, followed by 14,71% (n = 10) for wild animal, 8,82% (n = 6) for large animals, 2,94% (n = 2) for the equine clinic and physical therapy and, at last, 1,47% (n = 1) mentioned the area of anesthesiology, health inspection, preventive medicine and animal behavior. When questioned about the importance of the Veterinary Anatomy’s course for the interest area 86, 67% (n = 52) stated that this is very important for the profession they would like to follow, in the other hand 3,33% (n = 2) responded that Veterinary Anatomy is not important or relatively important, and, 10% did not answer. Conclusion: The study allowed concludes that there is a consensus on the importance of Veterinary Anatomy, generally to the performance of the Veterinarian.