Intra- and Extracranial Hemorrhagic and Occlusive Vascular Diseases
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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 extracranial 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.
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.
Reilly F, Allen E. Intra- and extracranial hemorrhagic and occlusive vascular diseases. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2011;7:7859. http://dx.doi.org/10.15766/mep_2374-8265.7859
- 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, Hemorrhage and Occlusive Disease, Computer-Aided Instruction
Prior Scholarly Dissemination
This information is made available under the Creative Commons license.
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Authors & Co-Authors
Edwin Allen, MA
West Virginia University School of Medicine
Sponsorship or Funding Source
ELI Grant from West Virginia University