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Clinical reasoning processes - how can clinical cases be created for eLearning/blended learning seminars?
Austria (AMSA) - University of Vienna, Vienna
Dept. for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Medical University Vienna
Dr. Tamara Seitz
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Availability in June and July 2018 is: mid-June to mid-July! Background: Clinical reasoning processes are easy to be applied by the experienced clinician, but hard to be acquired by the medical (under) graduate. Case based learning is necessary to be taught in interactive seminars. Therefore we create interactive eLearning/blended learning scenarios. Students of the Medical University of Vienna can use interactive eLearning methods created by us on our moodle platform to help in their learning process. Students can access a case, decide the next steps in the scenario (eg. Ultrasound, biopsy etc.), read the outcome of the tests and finally decide on a diagnosis, and then finding out if it was the right answer. Aim of the project: To create several teaching cases for the different curriculum elements to be used in the interactive seminars. To evaluate the exam-pass rate of students considering this learning option, in comparison with those who did not.
What is the aim of the project?
To create several teaching cases for the different curriculum elements to be used in the interactive seminars. To evaluate the exam-pass rate of students considering this learning option, in comparison with those who did not.
What techniques and methods are used?
For didactic consideration, a structure for each case has to be followed. Different cases are provided, therefore several fields of knowledge/domains have to be collected and formulated into questions, investigation procedures, therapy plans, preventive considerations to optimize patient-centred care. Cases are provided online, students use this opportunity for exam-preparation, therefore we also investigate students success (qualitative methods/interviews). We focus the presentation of the Project. Therefore interest in taking part in our publication team would be appreciated.
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
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
6 teaching cases (low stake cases/high stake cases) have to be created following the given template. The student should invent the cases him-/herself, including all possible options and possible outcomes and then write the cases (preferably in German, but if the student does not speak German, the English Language is highly appreciated.) The student should also investigate the previous success of these eLearning method by comparing exam-results of students of the Medical University of Vienna. This should be done by survey, interviews (also possible in English) or through statistic data.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
No Availability in June and July 2018 is: mid-June to mid-July!
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a scientific report - The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Student should be interested in clinical fields and qualitative methods.
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)
- Turk et al. Not the Ghost in the machine: Transforming Patient Data into E-Learning Cases Within A Case-Based Blended Learning Framework For Medical Education. 2015 May 31. (http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00473/full. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042815023666)
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