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Medical students' perceptions of using e-learning to enhance the acquisition of consulting skills


Warnecke, E and Pearson, S, Medical students' perceptions of using e-learning to enhance the acquisition of consulting skills, Australasian Medical Journal, 4, (6) pp. 300-307. ISSN 1836-1935 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.4066/AMJ.2011.736


Background This study aims to evaluate medical studentsí perception of the usefulness and effectiveness of an e-learning package developed to enhance the acquisition of consulting skills. Method A survey with mixed method data analysis was conducted. Participants were 67 medical students completing their third year primary care rotation as part of a five-year degree at the University of Tasmania. Participants completed a 10 question anonymous online survey after using the elearning package Results Of the participants, 92% found it enjoyable and 95% found the e-learning package useful; 75% perceived it to be effective in increasing their performance and 91% believed it increased their knowledge in consulting skills. Benefits for participantsí confidence, style and structure of consulting skills were found. Conclusion Participants found the e-learning package to be enjoyable and effective. E-learning should be further utilised in a blended learning environment to support face-to-face teaching in consulting skills.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Medicine, nursing and health curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Warnecke, E (Dr Emma Warnecke)
UTAS Author:Pearson, S (Dr Sue Pearson)
ID Code:73354
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Medicine
Deposited On:2011-09-28
Last Modified:2015-08-17
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