Information Technology for postgraduate education : survey of facilities and skills in the South West Deanery.
Objective To determine the Information Technology (IT) infrastructure available to, and IT skills of, obstetric specialist registrars across the South West Deanery.
Design Open prospective study
Setting NHS Hospitals in the South West Deanery.
Methods Two separate surveys
Firstly, the computer equipment available to trainees was determined at each hospital in the deanery on site using a software programme.
Secondly, IT skills of a sample of 22 specialist registrars were assessed using a checklist at a series of four workshops.
Main outcome measures Computers with sufficient specification to use CD-ROMs, to access the Internet, and to support data-audio-and video-conferencing.
The number of trainees with IT skills to use a computer-aided learning package and the Internet.
Results Sixty-six percent of trainees have access to a computer with a CD-ROM drive.
Sixty-six percent also have access to the Internet at their place of work.
Thirteen percent have access to data-conferencing but there were no computers in the Deanery able to support audio-or video-conferencing.
Twenty-five percent of trainees have no IT skills and require basic training in the use of computers.
Thirty-six percent of our sample would require training to be able to use computer-based tutorials programs.
Seventy-seven percent of trainees require training to be able to use the Internet without assistance. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Médecin, Obstétrique, Enseignement, Technologie information, Ordinateur, Enquête, Homme, Grande Bretagne, Royaume Uni, Europe
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Physician, Obstetrics, Teaching, Information technology, Computer, Survey, Human, Great Britain, United Kingdom, Europe
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0374354
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 22/03/2000.