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Virtual patient repositories--a comparative analysis.
Stud Health Technol Inform
PUBLISHED: 08-28-2014
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Virtual Patients (VPs) are an important component of medical education. One way to reduce the costs for creating VPs is sharing through repositories. We conducted a literature review to identify existing repositories and analyzed the 17 included repositories in regards to the search functions and metadata they provide. Most repositories provided some metadata such as title or description, whereas other data, such as educational objectives, were less frequent. Future research could, in cooperation with the repository provider, investigate user expectations and usage patterns.
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What are effects of a spaced activation of virtual patients in a pediatric course?
BMC Med Educ
PUBLISHED: 03-19-2013
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Virtual patients (VPs) have a long tradition in the curriculum of the medical faculty at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University (LMU) Munich. However, the pediatric VPs were not well integrated into the curriculum and hardly used by students.
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Learning the facts in medical school is not enough: which factors predict successful application of procedural knowledge in a laboratory setting?
BMC Med Educ
PUBLISHED: 02-20-2013
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Medical knowledge encompasses both conceptual (facts or "what" information) and procedural knowledge ("how" and "why" information). Conceptual knowledge is known to be an essential prerequisite for clinical problem solving. Primarily, medical students learn from textbooks and often struggle with the process of applying their conceptual knowledge to clinical problems. Recent studies address the question of how to foster the acquisition of procedural knowledge and its application in medical education. However, little is known about the factors which predict performance in procedural knowledge tasks. Which additional factors of the learner predict performance in procedural knowledge?
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Using electronic flashcards to promote learning in medical students: retesting versus restudying.
Med Educ
PUBLISHED: 10-13-2011
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The superiority of retesting over restudying in terms of knowledge retention and skills acquisition has been proven in both laboratory and classroom settings, as well as in doctors practice. However, it is still unclear how important retesting strategies are to the learning of relevant factual knowledge in undergraduate medical education.
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Push and pull models to manage patient consent and licensing of multimedia resources in digital repositories for case-based reasoning.
Stud Health Technol Inform
PUBLISHED: 09-07-2011
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Patient consents for distribution of multimedia constitute a significant element of medical case-based repositories in medicine. A technical challenge is posed by the right of patients to withdraw permission to disseminate their images or videos. A technical mechanism for spreading information about changes in multimedia usage licenses is sought. The authors gained their experience by developing and managing a large (>340 cases) repository of virtual patients within the European project eViP. The solution for dissemination of license status should reuse and extend existing metadata standards in medical education. Two methods: PUSH and PULL are described differing in the moment of update and the division of responsibilities between parties in the learning object exchange process. The authors recommend usage of the PUSH scenario because it is better adapted to legal requirements in many countries. It needs to be stressed that the solution is based on mutual trust of the exchange partners and therefore is most appropriate for use in educational alliances and consortia. It is hoped that the proposed models for exchanging consents and licensing information will become a crucial part of the technical frameworks for building case-based repositories.
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Implementation of virtual patients in the training for occupational health in Latin America.
Int J Occup Environ Health
PUBLISHED: 02-25-2011
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Health professionals trained in occupational health are essential to reduce the burden of occupational accidents and diseases. However, training resources are limited globally. We aimed to promote occupational health and safety (OHS) using virtual patients (VPs) in Brazil, Chile, and Germany. Virtual patients were created in three Latin-American health centers. So-called "partner VPs" comparing the distinct health care systems were designed. Translation, adaptation to different medical and legal systems, expert review, implementation into under- and postgraduate teaching, and user evaluation were performed. Twelve VPs covering traditional and contemporary OHS issues are available in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. Overall, 2371 students used the VPs. The number of Latin American users who evaluated VP content and relevance for their professional career was statistically significantly higher than the number of German students. VPs are a feasible learning method for OHS in middle-income countries. Partner VPs seem to be useful for teaching global aspects.
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Developing and analysing a curriculum map in Occupational- and Environmental Medicine.
BMC Med Educ
PUBLISHED: 09-14-2010
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During the last 5 years a fundamental curriculum reform was realized at the medical school of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University. In contrast to those efforts, the learning objectives were not defined consistently for the curriculum and important questions concerning the curriculum could not be answered. This also applied to Occupational and Environmental Medicine where teachers of both courses were faced with additional problems such as the low number of students attending the lectures.The aims of the study were to develop and analyse a curriculum map for Occupational and Environmental Medicine based on learning objectives using a web-based database.Furthermore we aimed to evaluate student perception about the curricular structure.
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Enabling interoperability, accessibility and reusability of virtual patients across Europe - design and implementation.
Stud Health Technol Inform
PUBLISHED: 09-12-2009
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Virtual Patients (VPs) have successfully been integrated into medical and healthcare curricula for a number of years. Lack of time and resources is a frequently reported problem encountered when developing VPs for teaching and learning. Consequently there is a need for cross-institutional repositories of VPs. The aims of the study were two-fold: to enable interoperability between virtual patient systems and to investigate if (and how) an application profile is implemented in four different types of VP systems. This European collaborative implementation of a blend of several specifications (Medbiquitous VP XML, Medbiquitous Healthcare LOM, and SCORM) is innovative and the study has shown a variation in how the application profile could be implemented.
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Development and validation of strategies to test for interoperability of virtual patients.
Stud Health Technol Inform
PUBLISHED: 09-12-2009
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Interoperability of e-learning resources requires the adherence to specific standards. In the domain of virtual patients (VP) a central role is played by the MedBiquitous MVP specification and its application profile proposed by the eViP (Electronic Virtual Patients) project. An important factor in promoting a standard is the use of metrics for assessing the conformity of the resources to the constraints imposed by the specifications. The overall aim of this study was to explore strategies to test for conformance and investigate the capabilities and limitations of automated conformance testing. A four-level scale of conformance of virtual patient packages to the eViP profile is presented, as well as two implementations of conformance testing applications. The developed tools have been tested upon level two on a sample of four VP cases acquired from the eViP repository of virtual patients.
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Case based e-learning in occupational medicine--a European approach.
J. Occup. Environ. Med.
PUBLISHED: 05-12-2009
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The main aim of the European Union project NetWoRM (Net-based training for Work-Related Medicine) is an international case-based e-learning curriculum for occupational medicine (OM).
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New approaches to linking clinical guidelines to virtual patients.
Stud Health Technol Inform
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An often reported challenge of evidence-based medicine concerns increasing use of clinical guidelines in practice. One of the proposed improvements is to promote guidelines by presenting them in conjunction with virtual patients. Three approaches to linking clinical guidelines to virtual patients are presented in this paper: (1) guidelines as a source for generating virtual patients; (2) guidelines hyper-flowchart as a virtual patient progress indicator; (3) guidelines flowchart reconstruction as a learning activity in virtual patient systems. The scenarios have been preliminarily evaluated using two demonstrator applications: Bit Pathways and CASUS. Challenges and direction for further development are proposed.
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Criteria to assess the quality of virtual patients.
Stud Health Technol Inform
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Quality assessment of virtual patients (VP) is important but still insufficiently standardized. We developed categories and criteria to assess the quality of virtual patients. These categories reflect the life cycle of a VP from the planning to the development, implementation and evaluation. Such elaborated criteria will help authors to create VPs and curriculum planners to assess the quality of implemented VPs and choose high quality VPs from repositories.
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What is Visualize?

JoVE Visualize is a tool created to match the last 5 years of PubMed publications to methods in JoVE's video library.

How does it work?

We use abstracts found on PubMed and match them to JoVE videos to create a list of 10 to 30 related methods videos.

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In developing our video relationships, we compare around 5 million PubMed articles to our library of over 4,500 methods videos. In some cases the language used in the PubMed abstracts makes matching that content to a JoVE video difficult. In other cases, there happens not to be any content in our video library that is relevant to the topic of a given abstract. In these cases, our algorithms are trying their best to display videos with relevant content, which can sometimes result in matched videos with only a slight relation.