Category : Abstract

ABSTRACT: Is it worth investing in online continuous education for healthcare staff?

Abstract Educational activities for hospital staff don't easily match with the congestive rhythm of healthcare personnel working life. Online learning could make it easier for healthcare personnel to attend courses, but there is still uncertainty about the feasibility of using distance learning to effectively meet education goals in healthcare institutions. Fondazione

ABSTRACT: Podcasting in medical education: can we turn this toy into an effective learning tool?

Abstract Advances in information technology have changed how we deliver medical education, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Technologies that were designed for purposes other than education, such as podcasting, are now frequently used in medical education. In this article, the authors discuss the pros and cons of adapting existing technologies

ABSTRACT: Gender differences in mediated communication: Women connect more than do men

Abstract Past research in gender differences in the overall Internet use has been contradictory. Some asserted men used it more than women, while others asserted there were no gender difference. Both camps concluded that men and women differed in their motivation and utilization of time spent online. The purpose of the

ABSTRACT: How medical doctors and students should use Social Media: a review of the main guidelines for proposing practical recommendations. [Stud Health Technol Inform. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Social Media has grown exponentially and in the last few years there has been an increasing use amongst medical doctors and students. There is intense debate about the complexities of ensuring medical professionalism in the digital age and especially on using open and massive online services. The objectives of this

ABSTRACT: Surgent University: the establishment and evaluation of a national online clinical teaching repository for surgical trainees and student [Surg Innov. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract INTRODUCTION: The aim of this study was to develop a new teaching strategy for medical students while creating a national online repository system (Surgent University). Then, the potential of this e-learning modality to facilitate learning of clinical surgery was evaluated. RESULTS: Of those surveyed, 70% (n = 28) rated the online repository as

ABSTRACT: A randomized controlled trial of two different types of web-based instructional methods [Med Teach. 2012] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract BACKGROUND: Computer-based learning (CBL) is an effective form of medical education. Educators have developed recommendations for instructional design but there is only minimal research that evaluates these recommendations. AIM: To evaluate the effect of case-based questions contained in computer modules on learning efficacy. METHODS: The authors conducted a randomized controlled trial in 124 medical students

ABSTRACT: Mobile Tablet Use among Academic Physicians and Trainees [J Med Syst. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract The rapid adoption rate and integration of mobile technology (tablet computing devices and smartphones) by physicians is reshaping the current clinical landscape. These devices have sparked an evolution in a variety of arenas, including educational media dissemination, remote patient data access and point of care applications. Quantifying usage patterns of

ABSTRACT: Divergence in student and educator conceptual structures during auscultation training [Med Educ. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Context  Simulation-based medical education allows trainees to engage in self-regulated learning (SRL), yet research aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of SRL in this context is relatively absent. We compared 'unguided' SRL with 'directed' SRL (DSRL), wherein learners followed an expert-designed booklet. Methods  Year 1 medical students (n = 37) were randomly assigned to

ABSTRACT: Open-book tests: Search behaviour, time used and test scores. [Med Teach. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract Background: Because of the increasing medical knowledge and the focus of medical education on acquiring competencies, the use of open-book tests seems inevitable. Dealing with a large body of information, indicating which kind of information is needed to solve a problem, and finding and understanding that knowledge at the right

ABSTRACT: Team-based learning: A practical guide: Guide Supplement 65.1 [Med Teach. 2013] – PubMed – NCBI

Abstract The practical aspects and potential benefits of team-based learning (TBL) are outlined on the recent guide published by Parmelee et al. (2012). TBL provides a strategy for active student-centred collaborative learning which involves multiple small groups in a single classroom setting, incorporating many of the adult approaches to learning, more frequently