Intra- and extra-cranial hemorrhagic and occlusive vascular diseases (Out of Print)
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Web-based animations were developed in Adobe Flash to simulate the anatomy of the scalp and cranial cavity and some of the common types of intra and extra-cranial hemorrhagic and occlusive vascular diseases. They were designed to simulate self-directed learning in a structured format that is readily accessible for local and distance learning and computer testing. The simulations are user friendly and achieve a dimension that cannot be attained by using conventional textbooks. They complement didactic and practical (dissection) activities of beginner health care professionals enrolled in human structure courses.
Reilly F, Allen E. Intra- and extra-cranial hemorrhagic and occlusive vascular diseases (Out of Print). MedEdPORTAL; 2011. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/7859
- Learn the anatomy of the scalp and cranial cavity
- Understand the more common intra- and extra-cranial hemorrhagic and occlusive vascular diseases.
- Explain the most likely etiology for each animated pathology.
- Stimulate self-directed local and distance learning.
- Differential Diagnosis (MeSH), Hemorrhage and Occlusive Disease, Computer-Aided Instruction
- Gross Anatomy
- Physical Diagnosis
- Skills & Doctoring
- Medical Knowledge
- Patient Care
- Basic Sciences
- Gross Anatomy
- Clinical Sciences
- Clinical Exam
- Distance Learning
- Instructional Materials/Methods
- Professional School
- Medical Student
- Independent Study
Authors & Co-Authors
Edwin Allen, MA
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Sponsorship or Funding Source
ELI Grant from West Virginia University
Effectiveness and Significance
Since implementation of the courseware in 2001, 8% more students score correct answers on written exam questions. Learner surveys rate the virtual patient simulations the highest among the resources provided for the human structure courses.
Special Implementation Guidelines or Requirements
Windows OS: Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher Flash 6.0 or higher
Organizing content into discrete modules is highly effective in teaching learners a large volume of information without overwhelming them all at once. Exposing preclinical students to virtual patient simulations motivates learning and enhances retention and confidence. These observations are supported by recent improvements in learner performance on block and NBME subject shelf exams.
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Publications, Presentations, and/or Citations for this Publication
- Reilly, F., E. Allen, J. Altemus, A. Reed, L. Gaskins, S. Saunders, and J. Aukerman. Interactive peripheral nervous system WebCT site. FASEB J., 17(4): A387(279.4) 2003.
- Reilly, F., and E. Allen. Interactive peripheral nervous system courseware evaluation. FASEB J., 20(4): A434(296.8), 2006.
- Allen, E., R. Walls, and F. Reilly. Effects of Web-based interactive instructional techniques in a peripheral nervous system component for human anatomy. Med. Teacher, 30(1): 40-47, 2008. Reilly, F., E. Allen, and R. Walls. Interactive computer-based exercises enhance preclinical medical education. FASEB J., 23:463.6, 2009.