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Mobile technology use in medical education
Faculty of Informatics - Papers (Archive)
  • Rattiporn Luanrattana, Informatics, University of Wollongong
  • Khin Than Win, University of Wollongong
  • John Fulcher, University of Wollongong
  • Donald Iverson, University of Wollongong
RIS ID
56433
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Publication Details

Luanrattana, R., Win, K. Than., Fulcher, J. & Iverson, D. (2012). Mobile technology use in medical education. Journal of medical systems, 36 (1), 113-122.

Abstract
This study was undertaken to determine the PDA functionalities for a problem-based learning (PBL) medical curriculum at the Graduate School of Medicine (GSM), the University of Wollongong (UOW). The study determines the factors/aspects of incorporating PDAs, and the attitudes of stakeholders regarding the use of PDAs in such a PBL-based medical curriculum. In-depth interviews were designed and conducted with medical faculty, the medical education technology team and honorary medical academics. Four major PDA functionalities were identified, these being: clinical-log, reference, communication, and general functions. Two major aspects for the incorporation of PDAs into the PBL-medical curriculum at the UOW were determined from the interviews, these being technical and practical aspects. There is a potential for PDAs to be incorporated into the PBLmedical curricula at the UOW. However, a clear strategy needs to be defined as to how best to incorporate PDAs into PBL-medical curricula with minimal impact on students, as well as financial and resource implications for the GSM.
Citation Information
Rattiporn Luanrattana, Khin Than Win, John Fulcher and Donald Iverson. "Mobile technology use in medical education" (2012) p. 113 - 122
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/kwin/16/