Implementation and evaluation of a distance learning introductory course in medical informatics

William Hersh, Katherine Junium, Mark Mailhot, Patricia Tidmarsh

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Abstract

Context: There is a growing interest in and need for continuing education in medical informatics delivered by distance learning. Objectives: Implement and evaluate a distance learning introductory course in medical informatics. Methods: A Web-based version of our on-campus 'Introduction to Medical Informatics' course was implemented using streaming audio lectures, threaded discussion boards, and several other teaching modalities. Evaluation was performed using an adaptation of our on-campus course evaluation instrument. Results: The course was implemented with no major technological or pedagogical problems. Student satisfaction with teaching modalities and other course modalities was high. Conclusions: The learning technologies used in this course were implemented successfully and a Graduate Certificate Program is planned to further meet educational needs in medical informatics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMEDINFO 2001 - Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Medical Informatics
PublisherIOS Press
Pages1023-1027
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)1586031945, 9781586031947
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001 - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Sep 2 2005Sep 5 2005

Publication series

NameStudies in Health Technology and Informatics
Volume84
ISSN (Print)0926-9630
ISSN (Electronic)1879-8365

Other

Other10th World Congress on Medical Informatics, MEDINFO 2001
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLondon
Period9/2/059/5/05

Keywords

  • Medical informatics education
  • distance learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management

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    Hersh, W., Junium, K., Mailhot, M., & Tidmarsh, P. (2001). Implementation and evaluation of a distance learning introductory course in medical informatics. In MEDINFO 2001 - Proceedings of the 10th World Congress on Medical Informatics (pp. 1023-1027). (Studies in Health Technology and Informatics; Vol. 84). IOS Press. https://doi.org/10.3233/978-1-60750-928-8-1023