|Title||Health Disciplines’ Computerized Patient and Case Simulation Project|
Objectives: Through a consultative and collaborative process, the Health Disciplines’ Computerized Patient and Case Simulation Project will achieve the following objectives:
Rationale: Computer-based patient and case simulations approximate real life situations. The simulation can contain complex multiple thematic situations and require the student to make choices that leads to any number of strategic routes, several of which could result in an acceptable solution to the case or patient's problem. Immediate feedback is provided; review of previously selected items is permitted; audio/visual capabilities are utilized; mechanisms for timing, control, and monitoring of the simulation or examination are provided. User performance results are detailed and the scoring of the situation is instantaneous.
Computer-based patient and case simulations are increasingly used in health discipline education. Improvements in technology, innovations in teaching and limited patient availability explain this shift. For example, the adoption of computer-based patient and case simulation technologies complements a shift in the curriculum for the UBC Faculty of Medicine from a didactic lecture-style of delivery to a student-centred and case-based format. It recognizes the need to provide material to students in any location that have access to computers and enables the student the opportunity to direct and track their own progress. As education formats change, students will be expected to use learning technologies to access, organize, and retrieve clinically relevant information and on-line course material. A critical component to the success of the project, therefore, is a comprehensive consultation process with faculty, students, and staff in the Health Disciplines, as well as content experts in all areas of the Health Disciplines.
|Year 1: Project Year||Year 1|
|Year 1: Funding Year||2003/2004|
|Year 1: Project Type||Small TLEF|
|Year 1: Principal Investigator||Justin M. Bonzo|
|Year 1: Funded Amount||49,381|
|Year 1: Team Members|
Justin M. Bonzo, Educational Support and Development, College of Health Disciplines