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Technology-enhanced Learning of Community Health in Undergraduate Medical Education

Technology-enhanced Learning of Community Health in Undergraduate Medical Education QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH Technology-enhanced Learning of Community Health in Undergraduate Medical Education 1 2 3 Kalyani Premkumar, MBBS, MD, MSc (MedEd), PhD, Allen G. Ross, MD, PhD, Jennifer Lowe, RN, MSc, 3 2 2 Carla Troy, RN, BEd, MHSc, Cheryl Bolster, Bruce Reeder, MD, DTM&H, MHSc, FRCPC ABSTRACT Objectives: The purpose of this evaluation study was to identify the feasibility of repurposing specific online modules developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada as continuing education modules for front-line practitioners, in teaching clinical epidemiology to undergraduate medical students. Specifically, relevancy of the content, quality of online material, time-effectiveness of using the online component, required resources, and student satisfaction were investigated. Method: Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with stakeholders from the Skills Enhancement Program, technical support personnel, instructors, a web administrator and an assignment marker. Surveys measuring student satisfaction were administered to students in the middle of the online component and at the end of the course. Two student focus groups were conducted. As well, other documents (e.g., online materials, course packages) were reviewed. Results: Instructors felt that the content of the modules was appropriate and would enhance learning, although making changes was http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Canadian Journal of Public Health Springer Journals

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Publisher
Springer Journals
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by The Canadian Public Health Association
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Public Health
ISSN
0008-4263
eISSN
1920-7476
DOI
10.1007/BF03404365
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Abstract

QUALITATIVE AND QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH Technology-enhanced Learning of Community Health in Undergraduate Medical Education 1 2 3 Kalyani Premkumar, MBBS, MD, MSc (MedEd), PhD, Allen G. Ross, MD, PhD, Jennifer Lowe, RN, MSc, 3 2 2 Carla Troy, RN, BEd, MHSc, Cheryl Bolster, Bruce Reeder, MD, DTM&H, MHSc, FRCPC ABSTRACT Objectives: The purpose of this evaluation study was to identify the feasibility of repurposing specific online modules developed by the Public Health Agency of Canada as continuing education modules for front-line practitioners, in teaching clinical epidemiology to undergraduate medical students. Specifically, relevancy of the content, quality of online material, time-effectiveness of using the online component, required resources, and student satisfaction were investigated. Method: Both qualitative and quantitative data were collected. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with stakeholders from the Skills Enhancement Program, technical support personnel, instructors, a web administrator and an assignment marker. Surveys measuring student satisfaction were administered to students in the middle of the online component and at the end of the course. Two student focus groups were conducted. As well, other documents (e.g., online materials, course packages) were reviewed. Results: Instructors felt that the content of the modules was appropriate and would enhance learning, although making changes was

Journal

Canadian Journal of Public HealthSpringer Journals

Published: Mar 1, 2010

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