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Travel Medicine Online

Project Summary:

Faculty: Dr. Mary Nettleman ↔ Type of Project: Online Lecture

Several didactic materials were developed and integrated as part of an online course curriculum for teaching travel medicine to medical students. The goal of these materials was to provide instructional tools on travel medicine appropriate for medical students during their pre-clinical years. The materials are also appropriate for use in a problem-based learning module, self-guided learning or could be assigned as part of a clinical clerkship.

The materials included  a narrated slide presentation, and a video interview to demonstrate taking a pre-travel patient care history. In addition, iPod and PDA versions of the narrated presentation were created to allow portability of the content for just in time learning.

Technology and Software:

  • Camtasia
  • PowerPoint
  • MPEG-4
  • Windows Media Video

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Faculty: Dr. Deborah Wagenaar ↔ Type of Project: Online Lecture

 A series of core lectures were recorded over the course of a year for use by medical students during their Psychiatry clerkships. The lectures cover the following four main units: 

  • Clinical Skills
  • psychopathology and Disease Classification
  • Disease Prevention, Management, and Therapeutics
  • Professionalism, ethics and the Law

The goals of the on-line lecture series were: 1) to develop consistent curriculum across all clerkship sites. 2) to help the student recognize the signs and symptoms of major mental illness. 3) to help the student understand the types and indications for psychiatric treatment for major mental disorders.  4) to expose the student to psychopathology throughout the lifespan.  5) to provide a portable user-friendly mechanism to learn about psychiatry and link this to clinical cases seen during the clerkship and  6) to increase awareness of cultural differences and health care disparities in psychiatric care. Additionally, the lectures can be used as a review tool for students preparing to take the NMBE shelf exam. 

Different lecture formats (Flash , Windows Media Video, iPod, MP3) are available to students to facilitate access and review of the Psychiatry clerkship materials. 

Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Flash
  • Camtasia Studio
  • MP3
  • MPEG-4
  • PowerPoint
  • Windows Media Video

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Faculty: Dr. Julie Philips ↔ Type of Project: Video Presentation

This instructional video presentation offers students a unique learning opportunity during  their Family Medicine clerkships to learn more about the professional life of a family physician. 

The presentation integrates images, graphs and videos where real physicians talk personally from their own experience about what it is like to be in Family Medicine as a  professional, caring for families, their expectations, demands and benefits. 

 A list of additional online Family Medicine resources is also included in the presentation to allow students to further their study and exploration of Family Medicine. 

Technology and Software: 

  • PowerPoint
  • Windows Media Encoder
  • Windows Media Video

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Focused H & P Cases

Project Summary:

Faculty: Dr. Dianne Wagner & Brian Hill ↔ Type of Project: Website Design

 The purpose of the site is to provide medical students with examples of patient cases similar to what they will experience in their clerkships.  

The videos show from a student’s perspective, multiple parts involved in patient care beginning with an initial focused H&P, a case presentation to an attending physician, a follow-up visit with the patient, and written records for the patient encounters. There are separate cases for each clerkship.   

Each clerkship material contains  pre-video and post-video surveys to assess the utility and functionality of these cases as part of a student’s overall medical school experience.  

Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe PDF
  • PluginLab
  • Quicktime Pro
  • StoreMedia
  • SurveyMonkey

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Faculty: Dr. Gary Ferenchick ↔ Type of Project: Video

Several Camtasia tutorials were created for the Just In Time Medicine website.  The online tutorials were targeted for all faculty and students in their Medicine clerkships. The tutorials were designed to address the need where a greater number of faculty will be needing training to understand what they need to do when asked to do on the spot assessment of student physical exams using a PDA checklist.   

The  tutorials make this training information accessible to faculty and students and provide them with a general view of the process and what they are expected to do when a student approaches them for an evaluation.  

Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Flash
  • Camtasia Studio

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Faculty: Dr. Kathy Lovell ↔ Type of Project: Website Design

The educational website was designed to provide information for medical students in their second year of study about  the Neurologic Exam. The materials teach students how to perform a screening neurologic exam, how to interpret abnormal findings in a screening neurologic exam, neuroanatomy underlying neurologic exam elements and the location of lesions if abnormalities are found on a screening neurologic exam.

Sections of the website  include online lecture segments, exam demonstrations and videos of abnormal findings.

Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Quicktime Pro
  • StoreMedia

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Project Summary:

Faculty: Dr. Robin DeMuth ↔ Type of Project: Interactive model

A flash game was created to help students learn gynecological terms in preparation for a pelvic exam experience. The wild cards timed game tests students understanding of important terms and acronyms.  Asterisks are displayed on the answer word to stimulate learner’s thinking and enhance retention of the key gynecological terms. Each question offers a ‘hint’  and immediate feedback is given for correct/incorrect answers.  

Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Raptivity

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Faculty: Dr. Kenneth Rosenman ↔ Type of Project: DVD video

 An updated version of  the DVD video material that teaches students about the physician’s role in the workers’ compensation process was designed.     

A DVD authoring software was used to design the new updated custom version that includes a new video introduction, discussion questions and a menu interface that provides the user a quick and easy way to navigate the DVD and view items they want to watch.     

This video material is used in all CHM clerkship sites teaching the third year core competency course in Occupational/Environmental Medicine.     

Technology and Software:

  • Camtasia
  • Nero Multimedia Suite
  • Windows Media Encoder

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Intro to Radiology Games

 Project Summary: 

Faculty: Dr. Gerald Aben ↔ Type of Project: Interactive model

A set of interactive flash-based games were designed to enhance the curricular materials in  a new blended Radiology course that will be used by first year students in the allopathic and osteopathic MSU medical schools in four different locations in Michigan.    

The games help students practice radiological imaging of normal and abnormal human anatomy, principles of imaging pathology and its various modalities available, and specifics of imaging for different pathologies.   

These curricular materials are integrated with self-paced online modules that students can access for review and practice at their convenience.   

Technology and Software: 

  • Adobe Flash
  • Raptivity

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 Project Summary:

Faculty: Dr. Patricia Obando ↔ Type of Project: Website Design

 

The eLearning website with integrated modules was designed for the CHM OB/GYN clerkships to provide a learning platform that integrates various educational tools and technologies for improving communication of clinical knowledge, delivery and standardization of the clerkship curriculum across six campuses in a flexible environment.   

The eLearning modules supplement  basic student knowledge on three pathologies: Vaginitis, Amenorrhea and Third Trimester Bleeding. The modules offer interactive web-based video clips with simulating doctor-patient encounters, self-paced learning objectives, short video lectures with didactic information, audio summaries, relevant images and self-assessment sections.  

The modules enhance medical education through problem-based learning, effective use of multimedia and web-based resources.  

Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Camtasia Studio
  • Coursebuilder
  • JavaScript
  • Pluginlab
  • PowerPoint

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Faculty: Dr. Cindy Arvidson ↔ Type of Project: Website Design

A website for the CHM Medical Microbiology and Immunology course was designed to serve as the hosting platform for a set of virtual, interactive bacteriology labs (developed by vuDAT)  to allow students to learn a variety of tests that are done in a diagnostic microbiology laboratory to identify bacterial pathogens from patient samples.  

Five different modules are available in the site and each module demonstrates a different laboratory test.  Using the Virtual Interactive Bacteriology Laboratory practice modules, students are given a opportuntiy to practice and learn to perform and interpret various basic lab procedures ( e.g., interpret a gram stain, learn to streak an agar plate to isolate bacteria, become familiar with different types of media for isolation and cultivation of pathogenic bacteria, etc. ), before setting foot on the physical lab space. 

Later on, in the real laboratory setting students are asked to apply the culture and tests learned in the virtual modules to identify bacterial unknowns associated with clinical case histories in a small group format. 

 Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  •  JavaScript
  •  PDF
  •  Adobe Fireworks

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Faculty: Dr. Karen Ogle ↔ Type of Project: Website Design

  The Pain Relief for Terminally Ill Patients website was created to help students build on knowledge they acquired in the first two years of medical school about the importance of pain relief and the basic principles underlying good pain management. These educational modules approach this knowledge in a more patient-focused way where students learn to assess and treat a patient in pain.         

It includes self-instructional modules with didactic information, images, interactive case studies, and practice questions with feedback for student self-assessment. Didactic materials are linked to online supplemental resources to enhance students understanding of the materials. Students can navigate modules linearly or jump to specific topics in the site.       

Technology and Software: 

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Coursebuilder
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Fireworks

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Faculty: Dr. Kathy Lovell ↔ Type of Project: Interactive Model

This interactive model is an online component of the Neuropathology Navigator (cerebrovascular disorders section) and is designed for students to test mastery of the gross pathology appearance of major types of cerebrovascular disorders.    

 The interaction model engages the student in a classification exercise. The student associates the images with certain categories. The use of associated images helps concretize the linkages between the topics and their categories.  

Technology and Software: 

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Raptivity
  • Adobe Flash

Project Summary:

Faculty: Dr. Jane Turner ↔ Type of Project: Online Lecture

 The goal of this online lecture module is for students to gain an understanding of what clinicians are looking for when evaluating children and tracking their development.  

Videos of children are presented throughout the module to provide the students with an opportunity to see some of the behaviors that physicians will encounter and that they need to evaluate and  track.
The module is available to students in streaming and downloadable format and contains an index menu that allows students to access any part of the lecture during playback. 

Technology and Software:

  • Camtasia Studio
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • PowerPoint

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Project Summary:

Faculty: Dr. Kathy Lovell ↔ Type of Project: Interactive Model

This quiz game is intended to be used by students when reviewing Peripheral Nervous System anatomy. It involves questions about spinal cord levels associated with muscle control, reflexes, and sensory dermatomes, as well as distinctions between effects of upper and lower motor neurons.    

The design is similar to a game of Jeopardy, with points awarded for correctly answering questions in each category. Because students type the answer into a text field, the questions/answers were selected to be simple entry not subject to spelling errors or terminology variations, e.g. c6, umn.  The student gains practice in understanding effects of lesions at different spinal cord levels.     

Technology and Software: 

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Raptivity
  • Adobe Flash

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Project summary:

Faculty: Dr. Jane Turner ↔ Type of Project: Online Lecture

   This is an introductory lecture to the patient-physician relationship course. The online lecture is one of three components used to introduce the topic of confidentiality. The module integrates a brief tour of web resources that students will later use and reference in small group discussions.  

Another component of the lecture is a quiz with audio commentary feedback from the faculty.  The purpose of the quiz is to help stimulate thought and discussion when students meet in their small groups.    

Technology and Software:

  • Camtasia Studio
  • PowerPoint
  • Adobe Flash

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Faculty: Dr. Carol Wilkins ↔ Type of Project: Interactive Model

A series of flashcards were developed of the 20 amino acids and some secondary amino acids as well as nucleotide structures (including the components of nitrogenous bases and sugars). The flashcards display the structures on the front, and when the card is selected it flips over to display the name of the structure. 

In the Fall 2007 offering of BMB 514, the number of face-to-face lectures was reduced by recording tutorials covering the basic structures of the amino acids and nucleotides. Faculty felt that students at this level should be able to learn this material on their own with a detailed enough tutorial and complementary problem sets.  These flashcards are to help the students achieve one of the main objectives:  the ability to recognize these structures and name them accordingly. 

Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Raptivity
  • Adobe Flash

Neuropathology Navigator

 Project Summary:

Faculty: Dr. Kathy Lovell ↔ Type of Project: Website Design

This project covers the neuropathology content taught for second year medical students. It includes didactic information, images with interactive descriptions, case studies, and practice questions with feedback for 10 neuropathology topics. The website can be used online or downloaded.  Students can navigate linearly or easily just to specific topics or subtopics.  Various types of interactive exercises are included for practice.

The project is designed for students to proceed through the content at their own pace, with practice cases and questions available for students to test their mastery of the material. Images have interactive arrows and pathology descriptions so that students can check their understanding.  Feedback for questions reinforces major points to enhance learning.

Technology and Software:

  • Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Coursebuilder
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Flash
  • PDF

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