Category : Education Technology

MANUSCRIPT: Audio podcasts in practical courses in biochemistry – cost-efficient e-learning in a well-proven format from radio broadcasting.

INTRODUCTION: Audio podcasts are an e-learning format that may help to motivate students to deal with the contents of medical education more intensely. We adopted a well-proven format from radio broadcasting, the radio documentary, to direct the listeners' attention to information about practical courses in biochemistry over a period of 20

ABSTRACT: The long-term impact of a performance improvement continuing medical education intervention on osteoporosis screening

INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study is to determine whether a performance improvement continuing medical education (PI CME) initiative that utilizes quality improvement (QI) principles is effective in producing sustainable change in practice to improve the screening of patients at risk for osteoporosis. METHODOLOGY: A health care center participated in a PI CME

ABSTRACT: udiovisual preconditioning enhances the efficacy of an anatomical dissection course: A randomised study

The benefits of incorporating audiovisual materials into learning are well recognised. The outcome of integrating such a modality in to anatomical education has not been reported previously. The aim of this randomised study was to determine whether audiovisual preconditioning is a useful adjunct to learning at an upper limb dissection

MANUSCRIPT: Teaching differential diagnosis in primary care using an inverted classroom approach: student satisfaction and gain in skills and knowledge.

BACKGROUND: Differential diagnosis is a crucial skill for primary care physicians. General practice plays an increasing important role in undergraduate medical education. Via general practice, students may be presented with an overview of the whole spectrum of differential diagnosis in regard to common symptoms encountered in primary care. This project evaluated

MANUSCRIPT: Medical student web-based formative assessment tool for renal pathology

BACKGROUND: Web-based formative assessment tools have become widely recognized in medical education as valuable resources for self-directed learning. OBJECTIVES: To explore the educational value of formative assessment using online quizzes for kidney pathology learning in our renal pathophysiology course. METHODS: Students were given unrestricted and optional access to quizzes. Performance on quizzed and non-quizzed materials

ABSTRACT: Prior Podcast Experience Moderates Improvement in Electroencephalography Evaluation After Educational Podcast Module

BACKGROUND: There is continued interest in using technology to enhance medical education and the variables that may affect its success. METHODS: Anesthesiology residents and fourth-year medical students participated in an electroencephalography (EEG) educational video podcast module. A 25-item evaluation tool was administered before any EEG education was provided (baseline), and the podcast was

MANUSCRIPT: The social media index: measuring the impact of emergency medicine and critical care websites.

NTRODUCTION: The number of educational resources created for emergency medicine and critical care (EMCC) that incorporate social media has increased dramatically. With no way to assess their impact or quality, it is challenging for educators to receive scholarly credit and for learners to identify respected resources. The Social Media index (SMi)

ABSTRACT: Introducing technology into medical education: two pilot studies.

OBJECTIVES: Educators are integrating new technology into medical curriculum. The impact of newer technology on educational outcomes remains unclear. We aimed to determine if two pilot interventions, (1) introducing iPads into problem-based learning (PBL) sessions and (2) online tutoring would improve the educational experience of our learners. METHODS: We voluntarily assigned 26 second-year

ABSTRACT: The effect of using an audience response system on learning, motivation and information retention in the orthodontic teaching of undergraduate dental students: a cross-over trial.

OBJECTIVE: New methods of teaching and learning are constantly being sought in the adult learning environment. Audience Response Systems (ARS) have been used in many different learning environments, especially in the field of medical education. The objective of this investigation was to ascertain the effect of ARS use in undergraduate teaching

TeamSTEPPS Improves Operating Room Efficiency and Patient Safety

The objective was to evaluate the effect of TeamSTEPPS on operating room efficiency and patient safety. TeamSTEPPS consisted of briefings attended by all health care personnel assigned to the specific operating room to discuss issues unique to each case scheduled for that day. The operative times, on-time start rates, and