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Document ID (ISN)111815
CIS number 11-0452
ISSN - Serial title 1076-2752 - Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2009
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Braeckman L., Bekaert M., Cobbaut L., De Ridder M., Glazemakers J., Kiss P.
Title Workplace visits versus case studies in undergraduate occupational medicine teaching
Bibliographic information Dec. 2009, Vol.51, No.12, p.1455-1459. 16 ref.
Abstract The objective of this study was to examine the effectiveness and acceptability of two active approaches in teaching occupational medicine to undergraduate medical students. Two training formats were compared in Belgium: in 2007, fourth-year students were sent on a workplace visit, and the next-year group discussed real life case studies. Students' perceptions were obtained by means of questionnaires. In both the groups, all learning objectives were equally achieved with the exception that awareness of risk factors and preventive measures was significantly higher in the group with workplace visits. However, students rated the case scenarios as more relevant. Until now, many training methods have not been fully investigated. This study demonstrates that depending on the interest, experiences, and resources of teachers, students, and universities, both worksite visits and case studies can be effectively applied in teaching occupational medicine.
Descriptors (primary) occupational medicine; university training; training course
Descriptors (secondary) subjective assessment; questionnaire survey; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Medicine, hygiene and first aid
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Occupational health services
Teaching and educational institutions