E-EDUMED project

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E-EDUMED PROJECT
General presentation
Taina Avramescu, Prof, MD, PhD
University of Craiova
Project LLP/LdV/TOI/RO/2010/006
E-LEARNING EDUCATIONAL CENTER IN
MEDICINE / E-EDUMED
• a two year European funded project that
started in january 2011 and will finish in
January 2013.
• http://www.e-edumed.ro/
AIMS of the PROJECT
• To offer up to date and accessible training
methods by implementation of e-learning
methods in medical education for nurses and
doctors (ultrasonography)
• To enhance the attractiveness of training,
providing the target group with new ways of
gaining knowledge (interactive multimedia
presentations, online video transmission and
simulations, access to the up-to-date medical
achievements).
AIMS of the PROJECT
• To allow creation of interactive model of
learning, facilitating flexible and distributed
learning by multidisciplinary, multinational
and multicultural innovative learning methods
to increase the level of medical professionals
and attain EU dimension.
• To support improvements and innovation,
ensuring learning is accessible to all whatever
their individual circumstances; encouraging
self-directed learning and peer support.
Medical e-education- state of art
• Medical education is considered by many as one of the
most conservative education providers in terms of
methods used. Although in other specialties, especially
technical education, computer assisted education has
long been integrated into educational curriculum, in
medical education this happens sporadically.
• A growing number of reports draw attention to the need
of adjustment of the offer in medical education to labor
market needs and the knowledge-based society.
• A flexible training offer by developing an online learning
community to provide the resources and digital
materials to those interested in medicine and to support
the development of e learning courses is a real
necessity.
Positive aspects in medical elearning
• Thanks to the growth of educational technologies
and the Internet, the number of e-Learning resources
available to educators has dramatically increased.
• A great number of educational institutions provide a
form of web-based learning starting from as early as
comprehensive schools and getting as far as
university programmes for undergraduate and
postgraduate students.
• The number of participating countries is increasing,
more aspects of higher education are included and
the number of activities and projects is growing.
Negative aspects in medical e-learning
• Medical education has so far been neglected in the
process and awareness of the development at
medical schools has been limited (1).
• Repositories or digital libraries have been established
to manage access to e-Learning materials, but they
are few at this time (3).
• The e-Learning Initiative created a dynamic around eLearning in Europe, but the geographical origin of the
partners stems from France, UK, Italy, Germany,
Spain and Belgium, so the eLearning Initiative did not
manage to equally reach all of EU countries, like
Romania, Bulgaria and Hungary (12)
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UNIVERSITATEA DIN CRAIOVA, RO
ECOMEDICA , RO
INNOVAMED, HU
PROFIMEDIA, HU
FORCOM, IT
SUNNYMED, BG
What have we done until now
• Project MeditopEU - Virtual classroom for
healthcare professionals
• Project CERPS Center - Training Centre for
Health Care, Prophylactic and Rehabilitation
Services
• Project COACH-BOT - Modular e-course with
virtual coach tool support
• Project Paediatric Ophthalmology
WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO
• Together we aim to develop a complex Web site
in English and partners languages and a virtual
health educational center.
• The E-learning health education center will
provide on-line education and training materials,
by an interactive lifelong learning platform.
• 2 interactive training modules in ultrasound and
nurses education and a module addressed to
patients aiming to improve health culture (will
be developed.
RESULT 1-NEEDS REPORTS
We conducted a research aiming to analyse the
training needs in medicine and state of art of
medical e-learning in participant countries
(Romania, Hungary, Italy, Bulgaria).
Based on the outcomes of the research, national
reports were produced in order to give the
partners a real knowledge of the problems in
every participant country. The research results
and reports were used as a base for a
comparative report regarding e-learning medical
Education in the SE of Europe.
http://www.e-edumed.ro/
RESULT E-learning platform
E-learning platform
• An E-Learning platform has been set up for
the delivery of the online courses and to host
the PBL repository that are the main products
to be implemented for the project.
• Claroline is the open source E-Learning
platform implemented for the delivery of the
online course and host the Virtual Classroom
(PBL repository).
• The e-learning platform hosts asynchronous
online courses - educational materials in a
traditional style of presentation, PPT and
course notes (text and images), questions and
tests associated with each section, multimedia
lessons that include sections with commented
video images. Also the platform includes
synchronous online courses - courses
implemented in the virtual class e- EDUMED
• Learning pathway has been realized through an
innovative methodological model combining
both theoretical and practical aspects, in order
to enhance the learning skills based on the study
of real cases thanks to the Problem Based
Learning (PBL) approach implemented into a
virtual environment (virtual classrooms).
• The learning path area is composed by different
modules. Within each module, different type
and number of learning objects that can be
considered as elementary bulks of learning.
Three types are included: Multimedia lessons,
Video lessons and Quizzes
RESULT-Ultrasound module
Ultrasound module
• The learning pathway consists in 3 Modules:
• Module I - THEORETICAL MODULE
• Physical-methodological basis – principles;
Ultrasound modules; Technics and Ultrasound
semiology
• Module II – GENERAL ABDOMINAL
ULTRASOUND
• Module III—SPECIAL ULTRASOUND
ULTRASOUND MODULE
Ultrasound module
For the ultrasound module the selected approach
is based on a modular architecture focused on
three levels (power point presentation, level text,
image level). Content is structured in the best way
to build gradual competences. For each module
we developed packages containing a section with
anatomical bases, clinical signs and pathological
findings, ultrasound images and videos, a system
of evaluation and self-esteem of the results. A
special section allows chatting, sharing content
and tutoring by the provider of the course.
ULTRASOUND MODULE- learning
path
Ultrasound module
Anatomy- nr.pages
US-nr.pages
PPT- nr.slides
Quizzes (nr)
161
471
650
150
Methodology:
Internet resources
Group discussions and ultrasound case analyses
Quizzes & examinations
Ultrasound laboratory live (virtual classrooms) & video
demonstrations (multimedia lessons)
Students’ study trainings based on Power Point
presentations and texts
Students’ self study trainings based on the refferences
provided.
The US module is available in EN, RO, BG.
Ultrasound module
Nurse module
• The nurse module is designed to give nurses
additional education to prepare her/him for
advanced nursing practice and to respond to
the actual demands in health care in the
provision of primary health care to individuals,
families but also to communities.
Nurse module
• The syllabus was designed for nurses in order
to offer:
• - basic knowledge in nurse training
• - new knowledge for the nurse participation
into ultrasound patient education before and
after ultrasound; this module assures
complementary with the other 2 modules on
specific target groups (doctors and patients).
• -new knowledge and new skills for the role of
nurse in patient education- smoking cessation.
Patient module
• This includes an e-book addressed to
patients aiming to improve health culture
(general presentation of each disease from
other training modules) based on Main Topic
Pathologies.
Virtual classes
• Virtual classes allow a tutor via the Internet to
bring together a group of students in real
time. The teacher can present materials (case
studies, moving images, making complete
ultrasound) and can receive information and
feedback from students. PowerPoint
presentations are also available. Schedule and
topics courses will be announced in advance
and students can enroll.
Glossary of Ultrasound Terms
• Includes 331 specific terms of physics
ultrasound, clinical useful words in description
of US information, image characteristics
related terminology and ultrasound
equipment terminology in RO;EN;HU;BG;IT.
The definitions used in this glossary of
terminology either have been provided by the
authors of the US training module, or have
been extracted wholly or in part, or
paraphrased from the internet resources.
Ultrasound e-book
• includes a synthesis of the specific ultrasound
information offered during the course. For
every module of the e-book there are several
links to corresponding documents: Anato text,
US Text, PPT, e-refferences. They are all in PDf
format (even PPT presentations). The
Multimedia Lessons are in HTML and flash
format. A special chapter entitled erefferences was developed, using internet
resources
Ultrasound e-book
• There are some chapters as a working demo
(for guests), but the entire product can be
consulted only after registration.
• In the embedded document we can navigate,
zoom-in, zoom-out and open in new window
the document. The module use Google viewer
to view.
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TARGET
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