As if the patient were in the classroom: Video-based enquiry into the absent body in medical education | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 4, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 2040-2457
  • E-ISSN: 2040-2465



This article discusses video-based enquiry as a means to explore representations of the human body in medical education. A video piece, Preclinical Body, will be considered as a case study introducing different views on the body, as offered in medical education. Methodological questions are central in this article as it both maps the parameters of the video-based, performative, and narrative outcomes, and draws connections between associated approaches of visual anthropology, ethnotheatre and narrative enquiry. This article parallels a data analysis with a video editing process, and introduces a synthesis of the data and the researcher’s interpretation in a new video narrative.


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