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Document ID (ISN)59367
CIS number 93-126
ISSN - Serial title 0096-1736 - Journal of Occupational Medicine
Year 1992
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Bresnitz E.A., Gracely E.J., Rubenstein H.L.
Title A randomized trial to evaluate a computer-based learning program in occupational lung disease
Bibliographic information Apr. 1992, Vol.34, No.4, p.422-427. 16 ref.
Abstract Computer-based learning (CBL) is a recent innovation that may supplement the limited formal education typically offered to medical students in occupational health-related issues. A randomised trial among sophomores was conducted to evaluate a Macintosh-based application on occupational lung disease (OH-CBL). Students taking an OH block in the Preventative Medicine course were assigned either to the OH-CBL or to the lecture group. Of four study-relevant multiple choice questions, substantial differences were found in favour of the OH-CBL group on one question as well as on the study-relevant multiple choice total score. There was no difference on mean overall grade or on the three study-relevant essay items. The grade on the study-relevant questions exhibited a weak relationship with microcomputer experience. Students' ratings of the CBL programme using Likert scales were generally favourable. Several components of CBL that are necessary for successful implementation into a medical curriculum are identified.
Descriptors (primary) teaching; computer applications; safety training in schools; occupational medicine; microcomputer applications
Descriptors (secondary) programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s) Occupational medicine, epidemiology
Browse category(ies) Teaching and educational institutions
OSH training