"SURGENT" -- student e-learning for reality: the application of interactive visual images to problem-based learning in undergraduate surgery.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209052
Title:
"SURGENT" -- student e-learning for reality: the application of interactive visual images to problem-based learning in undergraduate surgery.
Authors:
Corrigan, Mark; Reardon, Michelle; Shields, Connor; Redmond, Henry
Affiliation:
Department of Academic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland., macorrigan@iformix.com
Citation:
J Surg Educ. 2008 Mar-Apr;65(2):120-5.
Journal:
Journal of surgical education
Issue Date:
3-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/209052
DOI:
10.1016/j.jsurg.2007.11.011
PubMed ID:
18439533
Abstract:
Information technology has the potential to transform surgical education. Combining symbolic, iconic, and enactive teaching modalities to construct an authentic conceptual model potentially can transform a primarily didactic learning experience into an interactive Web-enhanced one. This study sought to assess the introduction of a Web-based module to complement traditional surgical undergraduate curricula. Adopting the clinical case as its fundamental educational approach, an online resource simulating surgical clinical decision making ("SURGENT," http://www.surgent.ie) was developed, which consists of the interpretation of clinical photographs, laboratory data, and X-rays as well as the formulation of a management plan. Evaluation was in both a qualitative and a quantitative fashion. An anonymous postcourse survey (73% response) of 117 final medical students was used to by researchers to evaluate access, process, and outcome criteria. SURGENT was used by 98% of students, with 69% spending more than 30 minutes per session on the program. First-class honors in the final surgical clinical examination improved from 11% to 20% (p = 0.01) as compared with the previous control year. A Web-enhanced interactive surgical module in an undergraduate course can convey successfully information and understanding beyond the textbook. It is intended that SURGENT will supplement textbooks and ward experience, allowing students to develop their clinical decision-making skills.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Computer-Assisted Instruction; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Undergraduate/*methods; Educational Measurement; General Surgery/*education; Humans; *Internet; Problem-Based Learning/*methods
ISSN:
1931-7204 (Print); 1878-7452 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCorrigan, Marken_GB
dc.contributor.authorReardon, Michelleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorShields, Connoren_GB
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, Henryen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-03T15:10:58Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-03T15:10:58Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-03T15:10:58Z-
dc.identifier.citationJ Surg Educ. 2008 Mar-Apr;65(2):120-5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1931-7204 (Print)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1878-7452 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18439533en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jsurg.2007.11.011en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/209052-
dc.description.abstractInformation technology has the potential to transform surgical education. Combining symbolic, iconic, and enactive teaching modalities to construct an authentic conceptual model potentially can transform a primarily didactic learning experience into an interactive Web-enhanced one. This study sought to assess the introduction of a Web-based module to complement traditional surgical undergraduate curricula. Adopting the clinical case as its fundamental educational approach, an online resource simulating surgical clinical decision making ("SURGENT," http://www.surgent.ie) was developed, which consists of the interpretation of clinical photographs, laboratory data, and X-rays as well as the formulation of a management plan. Evaluation was in both a qualitative and a quantitative fashion. An anonymous postcourse survey (73% response) of 117 final medical students was used to by researchers to evaluate access, process, and outcome criteria. SURGENT was used by 98% of students, with 69% spending more than 30 minutes per session on the program. First-class honors in the final surgical clinical examination improved from 11% to 20% (p = 0.01) as compared with the previous control year. A Web-enhanced interactive surgical module in an undergraduate course can convey successfully information and understanding beyond the textbook. It is intended that SURGENT will supplement textbooks and ward experience, allowing students to develop their clinical decision-making skills.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshComputer-Assisted Instructionen_GB
dc.subject.meshCurriculumen_GB
dc.subject.meshEducation, Medical, Undergraduate/*methodsen_GB
dc.subject.meshEducational Measurementen_GB
dc.subject.meshGeneral Surgery/*educationen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.mesh*Interneten_GB
dc.subject.meshProblem-Based Learning/*methodsen_GB
dc.title"SURGENT" -- student e-learning for reality: the application of interactive visual images to problem-based learning in undergraduate surgery.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Academic Surgery, Cork University Hospital, Cork, Ireland., macorrigan@iformix.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalJournal of surgical educationen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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