Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL), Vol 7, No 3 (2015)

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A pilot study on implementation of an e-learning course for clinical education in oral medicine

Vlaho Brailo, Ivica Richter, Ana Andabak Rogulj, Vanja Vučićević Boras, Ivana Škrinjar

Abstract


This study presents the process of implementing an e-learning course for clinical education in oral medicine and examines its impact on students’ knowledge and satisfaction. Thirty six (39.6%) fifth-year undergraduate students participated in the study. Every week before their clinical practice, students studied relevant e-learning materials and completed an assessment test. At the end of the semester, students’ knowledge and attitudes towards e-learning were assessed by the knowledge test and anonymous questionnaire. Students who had access to the e-learning course had significantly better knowledge than students who did not have access to the e-learning course. Exposure to the e-learning course contributed to a better understanding of oral medicine curriculum, increased confidence with oral medicine patients and easier participation in oral medicine clinical practice. This study provided evidence that the e-learning can be implemented as a valuable adjunct to clinical education in oral medicine.

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Knowledge Management & E-Learning: An International Journal (KM&EL)
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