To test the hypothesis that an interactive multimedia-based computer application may be used to teach urology to undergraduate medical students.
Third-year medical students rotating on their urology clerkship were studied.
Student knowledge was measured with a multiple choice test administered in a pretest-post-test experimental design.
The educational intervention was a multimedia-based application that presented a clinical module on hematuria, using natural language-like entries.
Student attitudes toward the multimedia application were assessed by a survey.
Twenty-three consecutive third-year medical students participated.
Mean pretest and post-test scores ± standard deviation were 35% ± 11% versus 74% ± 17%, respectively, P<0.0001.
Student questionnaire responses indicated highly positive opinions that the multimedia-based module was easy to use, was fun, provided natural patient responses, had clear exercises, provided immediate feedback, was educational, and had a nonthreatening format, and that the multiple choice questions were clear and fair.
Multimedia-based education may be used to teach urology to undergraduate medical students.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignement assisté ordinateur, Etudiant, Spécialité médicale, Urologie, Multimédia, Formation professionnelle, Intérêt, Acceptation, Evaluation performance, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Computer assisted teaching, Student, Medical specialty, Urology, Multimedia, Occupational training, Interest, Acceptance, Performance evaluation, Human
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0165175
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 16/11/1999.