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Computer-based teaching is as good as face to face lecture-based teaching of evidence based medicine: a randomized controlled trial.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18484458     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
BACKGROUND: Assessing in undergraduate medical education the educational effectiveness of a short computer-based session, integrating a lecturer's video with a standardized structure, for evidence based medicine (EBM) teaching, compared to a lecture-based teaching session of similar structure and duration. METHOD: A concealed, randomized controlled trial of computer based session versus lecture of equal duration (40 minutes) and identical content in EBM and systematic reviews. The study was based at the Medical School, University of Birmingham, UK involving one hundred and seventynine year one medical students. The main outcome measures were change from pre to post-intervention score measured using a validated questionnaire assessing knowledge (primary outcome) and attitudes (secondary outcome). RESULTS: Participants' improvement in knowledge in the computer based group was equivalent to the lecture based group (gain in score: 0.8 [S.D = 3.2] versus 1.3 [S.D = 2.4]; p = 0.24). Attitudinal gains were similar in both groups. CONCLUSION: Computer based teaching and typical lecture sessions have similar educational gains.
Authors:
James Davis; Sarah Crabb; Elizabeth Rogers; Javier Zamora; Khalid Khan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Evaluation Studies; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical teacher     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1466-187X     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Teach     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-19     Completed Date:  2008-07-23     Revised Date:  2008-08-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7909593     Medline TA:  Med Teach     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
The Birmingham Women's Hospital NHS Trust, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Computer-Assisted Instruction* / methods
Education, Medical, Undergraduate / methods*
Educational Technology
Evidence-Based Medicine*
Great Britain
Humans
Questionnaires
Students, Medical / psychology
Teaching / standards*

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