Main Organiser

Julius Centre University of Malaya

Co-organiser

Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malay

Supported by

University of Malaya

IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC EDUCATION METHODOLOGY FOR EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE IN CLINICAL COURSE OF CLERKSHIP

Author

Y-F Huang, Y-C Yang, C-H Lin

Institution

National Cheng Kung University Hospital, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan

Abstract

Objectives: Traditional teaching and learning are not efficacious, not evaluable, and not recordable, so that we conduct this study to improve the obstacles in education methodology.

Methods: The implementation of our EBM education is integrated in an electronic education platform. Teachers or students provide clinical scenarios, allowing them to complete a clinical question, a PICO and to search evidences online. The system provides the access to EBM resources to help students shorten the time of surfing in the internet. Interactivity is the characteristic. The students continue to complete the critical appraisal step and prepare to give a summary report. The teachers lead and help all participants understand the study design, statistic methods, and appraisal of the cited reference.

Results: Twenty four students are included. The most satisfactory performance in EBM is to complete PICO. Their performance in critical appraisal is the weakest part to be improved. We got positive feedbacks from residents for this e- teaching by use of questionnaires. Most of the clerk students agree that their abilities to accomplish EBM steps in this way. However, the common EBM terms in critical appraisal confuse them so that they reflect their learning needs prior to their access to the platform.

Conclusion: The implementation of interactive electronic education for EBM helps refresh teachers’ and students’ information in medicine. The system provides one-on-one teaching and learning. The clerk students gave good responses to this teaching method. We will promote the teaching methodology and will evaluate the outcomes of this teaching and learning as short- term or long-term effects.