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[Effective acquisition of basic surgical techniques through blended learning]

Rieger, U. M. and Pierer, K. and Farhadi, J. and Lehmann, T. and Röers, B. and Pierer, G.. (2009) [Effective acquisition of basic surgical techniques through blended learning]. Der Chirurg : Zeitschrift für alle Gebiete der operativen Medizin, Vol. 80. pp. 537-543.

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Large student numbers and heterogeneous teaching pools hamper standardized teaching and impede objective assessment of surgical skills. This article presents the advantages of new teaching media in a "blended learning" concept for training surgical skills to medical students at the Basel University Medical School in Switzerland. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The surgical skills course (suture course) for medical students was redesigned according to a blended learning concept consisting of an introduction with a multimedia CD-ROM, a practical course, and a skills lab. The learning targets of the course were evaluated through an objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) at the end of each study year. The students' own course evaluations were compared with the OSCE results before and after introduction of the new blended learning. RESULTS: The students' evaluations with regard to teaching material, subjective practical achievement, prospective value for the practical year, and overall course evaluation were significantly higher than in the old course format. The proportion of passed OSCEs was 10% higher after the redesign of the course. CONCLUSION: Blended learning can improve cognition and performance as well as the training efficiency and duration required for mentoring. Thus human resources can be saved indirectly. Surgical procedures may be presented more clearly.
Faculties and Departments:03 Faculty of Medicine > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Plastische, rekonstruktive, ästhetische und Handchirurgie (Schaefer)
03 Faculty of Medicine > Departement Klinische Forschung > Bereich Operative Fächer (Klinik) > Bewegungsapparat und Integument > Plastische, rekonstruktive, ästhetische und Handchirurgie (Schaefer)
UniBasel Contributors:Farhadi, Jian
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:Springer-Verlag
ISSN:0009-4722
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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