Active teaching-learning methodology of the brachial plexus in the subject of Human Anatomy of the Federal University of Piauí




Teaching; Active Learning; Anatomy; Brachial plexus.


The study and anatomical mastery of the human body are essential for professional practice. Among the subdivisions of human anatomy, neuroanatomy has a potential degree of complexity as it encompasses knowledge involving the central and peripheral nervous system, especially the brachial plexus, requiring the ability to associate and memorize. The study aimed to create and develop an active strategy for teaching the anatomy of the brachial plexus, demonstrating its structure and formation to associate with its function, in addition to encouraging the adoption of a central position in teaching and learning. For the construction of the piece, an MDF board, five boxes of modeling clay, adhesive paper, printer, hot glue, scissors and ruler were used. The design was made on the plate and the brachial plexus was molded with modeling clay according to the colors assigned to each segment. The activity was a proposal used to guarantee the insertion of students in the teaching-learning process, seeking to modify the traditional structure of the current teaching model that is configured centered on learning through memorization and transfer of information. Strategies were developed using different colors that integrate dynamically, allowing and stimulating interaction with the content, adding to the construction of knowledge and still becoming a useful alternative to supply the scarcity of synthetic and cadaveric anatomical models. The active methodology proved to be an efficient didactic approach in promoting learning, as an effective way of complementing the teaching-learning process of Human Anatomy, making the student protagonist in the construction of knowledge.

Author Biographies

Antônio Carlos Guilherme Rocha, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Nursing Student at the Federal University of Piauí - UFPI. Currently, vice-president of the Multiprofessional Academic League of Human Anatomy (LAMAH-UFPI), and linking member of the Multiprofessional Academic League of Urgency and Emergency (LAMUE-UFPI). He has experience in the area of ​​research and extension. Active in the extension project TELE-EDUCATION IN HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY, developed with the Municipal Health Department and with the Basic Health Unit Marcos Guedes da Silveira.

Ivina Meneses dos Santos e Silva, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Nursing Student at the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), in Teresina. Member of the Center for Studies in Microbiology and Parasitology (NUEMP). Monitors the disciplines of History of Nursing (2021) and General Anatomy (2022). He participated in scientific initiation during the years 2020 and 2021. He was a fellow of the Institutional Program for Scientific Initiation Scholarships (PIBIC), at UFPI, during the years 2021 and 2022.

Ana Luísa Mendes Ribeiro, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Nursing student at the Federal University of Piauí - UFPI. President of the Multiprofessional Academic League of Human Anatomy - LAMAH of the Federal University of Piauí. Liaison Member of the Academic League of Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Complementary Therapies at Universidade Anhembi Morumbi. Liaison Member of the Academic League of Nursing in Integral Health for Neonates and Children at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Member of the Voluntary Scientific Initiation - ICV at UFPI with the research project "Oropharyngeal colonization by Staphylococcus aureus in high school nursing students under the guidance of Prof. Dr. Maria Eliete Batista Moura. Currently vice-coordinator of External Relations at the Academic Center of Rosa Luxemburgo Nursing - UFPI Extensionist of the project "Best practices for patient safety and quality of care" carried out by GPESP-SAE, UFPI.

Lívia Karen Barbosa de Brito, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Academic of the 5th period of the Nursing course at the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI); Member of the research group Good Nursing Practices-PROBOAS. Participant of the GPESP-SAE Patient Safety and Quality of Care Extension Project working at HU-UFPI. Currently, she monitors the Basic Foundation I discipline for nursing. Member of the current management (2022) of the Academic Nursing Center of the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI). Voluntary Scientific Initiation in the area of ​​Human Anatomy. Member of the board of the Multiprofessional Academic League of Human Anatomy (LAMAH) of the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI). Monitor of the General Anatomy course for the Nursing course in the periods of 2020.2 and 2021.2 at the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI). Member of the board of the Academic League of Health of the LGBTQIA+ Population (LASLGBTQIA+) of the Federal University of Piauí (UFPI). Liing member of the Academic League of Stomatherapy and Technologies at UFPI.

Júlia Rodrigues Holanda, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Nursing student at the Federal University of Piauí - UFPI. He is a member of the Teaching and Research Group in Nursing, Care Technologies and Chronicity at UFPI. Undertakes scientific initiation PIBIC/CNPq, under the guidance of Prof. Dr. José Wicto Pereira Borges, with the project entitled: "Vulnerability in health of teachers in times of covid-19: analysis from the subject-social model". Evaluator member of the Editorial Team of the Journal of Nursing at UFPI (REUFPI), under the coordination of the editor-in-chief Dr. Jose Wicto Pereira Borges. Current director of teaching and research at UFPI's LGBTQIA+ Academic Health League. Official monitor of the company Salve Vidas, specialized in training in the health area. He has experience in research, extension projects, monitoring, urgency and emergency. 

Christianne Maria Tinoco Veras, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Graduated in Dentistry from the Federal University of Piauí - UFPI. Specialization in Morphology, Federal University of Piauí, Higher Teaching at Faculdade Santo Agostinho -FSA, Dental Prosthesis, CIODONTO and Orthodontics by the Brazilian Association of Dental Surgeons ? ABCD (in progress). Master's in Science and Health at the Federal University of Piauí ? UFPI, where he developed research in the area of ​​breast cancer and its relationship with micronutrients (zinc). PhD in Morphological Sciences, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro ? UFRJ, where he developed research related to the role of the TGF-β1 signaling pathway in the response of epithelial cells and intestinal mucosa to C. difficile toxin A. She is an adjunct professor of the discipline of Human Anatomy at the Federal University of Piauí. Has experience in Dentistry with emphasis on Prosthesis, Occlusion and Orthodontics and in Morphology with emphasis on Anatomy and Histology.

Karinn de Araújo Soares Bastos, Universidade Federal do Piauí

Doctor in Morphological Sciences - DINTER-UFC/UFRJ since 2015, Master in Sciences and Health from the Federal University of Piauí since 2007, Specialist in Bioprogressive Orthodontics from CIODONTO-PI since 2008 and graduated in Dentistry from the Federal University of Piauí since 2003. of Restorative Dentistry at FACOE/UESPI, from 2003 to 2005; Biosafety, Biophysics and Bioethics at UNESC/Faculdade São Gabriel, from July/2006 to January/2007; Human Anatomy at UFPI from June/2007 to June/2009, Human Anatomy at FACIME/UESPI from March/2008 to November/2009 and Human Anatomy and Biophysics at Faculdade CET from 2009 to 2011. Assistant of Human Anatomy at UFPI (since 2011) and has experience in the area of ​​Morphology, Human Anatomy, Bone Remodeling and Induced Tooth Movement in Rats.


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ROCHA, A. C. G. .; SILVA, I. M. dos S. e .; RIBEIRO, A. L. M. .; BRITO, L. K. B. de .; HOLANDA, J. R.; VERAS, C. M. T.; BASTOS, K. de A. S. Active teaching-learning methodology of the brachial plexus in the subject of Human Anatomy of the Federal University of Piauí. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 11, n. 14, p. e329111436295, 2022. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v11i14.36295. Disponível em: Acesso em: 8 dec. 2022.



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