Training against medical error
Greece (HelMSIC) - Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki
Biotechnologies and Informatics
Lab of Medical Physics, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Anastasios Siountas
Panagiotis Bamidis
english, russian
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
The project will involve testing different technologies that may be used for promoting medical/healthcare education. Experiments will be conducted within an electronic environment of virtual patients. Different technologies like OpenLabyrinth, Open Sim, SecondLife and Unity will be used as simulation tools for clinical or non-clinical training cases. Some students will also be involved in testing mobile healthcare training applications (e.g. for monitoring specific disorders like ADHD) or scenarios developed in collaborative sites in other countries.

The aim is to provide evidence on the feasibility of these technologies, as well as other measures like usability, effectiveness in health education and healthcare training provision.

We use technologies like tablets, PCs, laptops to run different game/scenario based learning approaches. Standarised protocols will be used for data acquisition, assessment and analysis. Some mobile learning software will also be tested.

Participation in the scenario setting, as well as, its testing, annotation and subsequent analysis of data. Statistical as well as qualitative analysis is also required. In some cases, students will be involved in analytical testing of mobile apps and the subsequent analysis of such data too. In some cases, there will be a chance to run affective learning test cases, in which participants will be monitored by means of mobile EEG or other sensors.
What is the aim of the project?
What techniques and methods are used?
What is the role of the student?
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project is clinical
- the student will take active part in the clinical examination
- If the project is clinical
- the student will be allowed to work with patients
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Assist in the Lab Work of the project
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
Yes if needed
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
computer/technology skills plus some basic understanding of health care eductaion; additional knowledge on mobile devices will be an asset
There will be an series of introductory and mentoring sessions provided, as well as reading material for the student.
For the use of students considering participating in the project, further information can be found from the following site
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
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