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Formal definition of learning objectives in evidence based medicine
Germany (bvmd) - Rheinisch-Westfaelische Technische Hochschule, Aachen
Biotechnologies and Informatics
Department of Medical Informatics
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Math. Klaus Spitzer
Dr. rer. nat. Dipl.-Phys. Cord Spreckelsen
fluent English, German
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Evidence based medicine (EbM) is an important aspect of to date medical education. There exist some recommendations about how to organize EbM training in the course of the study. In order to improve the implementation of EbM training, there should be formally represented, outcome oriented learning objectives of EbM. By the formal representation the local implementation of the learning objectives (local curriculum) can be checked with respect to consistency and completeness. Additionally, students will be able to gain orientation on the EbM curriculum by using an online information system.
What is the aim of the project?
Definition of a set of operational learning objectives for an EbM-Course; structured & formal representation of the objectives.
What techniques and methods are used?
Modeling of medical terminology within a restricted domain; application of OWL (ontology web language); use of an ontology editor
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
There are no legal limitations. Basic computer skills are required. FLUENT english is absolutely necessary!!! For the use of students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following articles:
Voelkel, M., Kraetzsch, M., Vrandecic, D., Haller, H., Studer, R.: Semantic wikipedia. In: Carr, L., De Roure, D., Iyengar, A., Goble, C.A., Dahlin, M. (eds.) WWW 2006. Proceedings of the 15th international conference on World Wide Web, pp. 585?594. ACM Press, New York (2006)
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students - Pre-Medical students from the American-British system
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