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The use of hypertext: demonstration of the methods for investigating an epidemic of meningitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8433668     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The Meningitis Hypertext Case Study is a computer-assisted learning module developed by the Liverpool Epidemiology Programme as part of a comprehensive set of modules and case studies to assist health workers to learn epidemiology. The objectives of the case study are to highlight important concepts in diagnosing an epidemic of meningitis. It has been developed using hypertext software (LINKWAY) which allows interactions with other epidemiological software (EPI INFO) for the analysis of the data. The case study makes extended use of graphical displays, has a 'user-friendly' presentation and can be used by individuals and groups. Our initial experience indicates that this form of computer-assisted learning has considerable potential by providing users with an organized path through a series of problems set in a realistic environment. This could prove to be potentially useful in developing countries where up-to-date learning materials are often unavailable.
L E Cuevas; J B Moody; S B Macfarlane; R Rada; C Ghaoui
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical education     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0308-0110     ISO Abbreviation:  Med Educ     Publication Date:  1993 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-03-15     Completed Date:  1993-03-15     Revised Date:  2000-12-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7605655     Medline TA:  Med Educ     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  91-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Unit for Statistics, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Computer-Assisted Instruction*
Epidemiology / education*
Health Personnel / education*
Inservice Training*
Meningitis, Bacterial / epidemiology

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