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May 1, 2019

WADEM Congress on Disaster and Emergency Medicine 2019

Developing an Educational Strategy for Delivering an E-learning Disaster Medicine Course for Undergraduate Students in US Medical Schools

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Disaster Medicine Curriculum

Educational Strategy

Innovative Education technologies

ANKI

Undergraduate Curriculum

Disaster education

Abstract

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Disaster Medicine Curriculum

Educational Strategy

Innovative Education technologies

ANKI

Undergraduate Curriculum

Disaster education

Abstract

Disaster Medicine (DM), a discipline arising from the marriage of emergency medicine and disaster management and to the fore in recent times; with current wildfire situations throughout the world being examples of mass scale disasters with significant human morbidity and mortality. DM deals with preparedness, mitigation, response, recovery and prevention of disasters. 1 The aim was to develop an educational strategy and reusable format for delivering undergraduate DM courses online. Man-made, weather related, humanitarian and technological disasters occur all around the globe annually yet the majority of medical schools do not have an undergraduate DM program. This project developed an online course structure accessible to medical schools and students throughout the world. Learning theories and models of learning were used to construct a course layout that; encouraged students to be active learners, developed long-term retention strategies and facilitated assessment for and of learning, through innovative educational modalities including novel apps and external online resources. The course focusses heavily on outcome-based education with emphasis on development of applicable skills. Each lecture is divided into a series of learning objectives to allow students master concepts sequentially, followed by questioning to make use of the “testing effect”. 2Focused review of current medical educational literature reveals that students learn best when given short, outcome-focused “mini-lectures” followed by low-stakes assessment and feedback. Medical schools without trained DM staff now have access to expert online material developed by educationalists with a focus on skills and knowledge retention.

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