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New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines aim to save millions of lives from air pollution

blog post image "Air pollution is one of the biggest environmental threats to human health, alongside climate change. New guidelines provide clear evidence of the damage air pollution inflicts on human health, at even lower concentrations than previously understood." "Global assessments of ambient air pollution alone...

Effectiveness of a serious game addressing guideline adherence: cohort study with 1.5-year follow-up Tobias Raupach. Insa

blog post image Background Patients presenting with acute shortness of breath and chest pain should be managed according to guideline recommendations. Serious games can be used to train clinical reasoning. However, only few studies have used outcomes beyond student satisfaction, and most of the published evidence is...

The role of motivational profiles in learning problem-solving and self-assessment skills with video modeling examples Lisette

blog post image In the current study, we examine the role of situation-specific motivational profiles in the effectiveness of video modeling examples for learning problem-solving and self-assessment accuracy in the domain of biology. A sample of 342 secondary school students participated in our study. Latent profile...

Adaptive testing reduces collusion in online tests

blog post image “Rensselaer-developed method proven effective in reducing collusion among students” “When a distanced online test is performed, students receive the same questions, but at varying times depending on their skill level. For instance, students of highest mastery levels receive each question after...

COVID-19 has transformed education – here are the 5 innovations we should keep

blog post image "Five changes made to higher education during COVID-19 will be beneficial afterwards, according to an expert, including more creative assessment methods." Whilst this is written from the perspective of university education this authentic, rich, and active learning approach can and should be applied to...

Adaptive tutorials versus web-based resources in radiology: a mixed methods analysis in junior doctors of efficacy and engagement:

blog post image Adaptive tutorials versus web-based resources in radiology: a mixed methods analysis in junior doctors of efficacy and engagement: Radiology education is limited in undergraduate Medicine programs. Junior doctors might not have the necessary background to effectively order and interpret diagnostic imaging...

How novice and expert anaesthetists understand expertise in anaesthesia: a qualitative study: The development of expertise

blog post image How novice and expert anaesthetists understand expertise in anaesthesia: a qualitative study: The development of expertise in anaesthesia requires personal contact between a mentor and a learner. Because mentors often are experienced clinicians, they may find it difficult to understand the challenges...

Virtual reality technology for teaching neurosurgery of skull base tumor

blog post image Virtual reality technology for teaching neurosurgery of skull base tumor: Neurosurgery represents one of the most challenging and delicate of any surgical procedure. Skull base tumors in particular oftentimes present as a very technically difficult procedures in the setting of neurosurgical teaching....

Moore's outcomes framework and related papers

blog post image Outcomes-based planning for CME (Continuing Medical Education) often cites Donald Moore, Professor of Medical Education at Vanderbilt University. In 2009 he published an outcomes framework for CME (1) - which expanded George Miller's 1990 competency pyramid (2) - followed by a more detailed explanation...

UCL cancer policy update

blog post image “Because of the complexity of delivering better cancer care and the dynamics of NHS funding and introducing better practices in the health service there is a strong case for developing new cancer strategies for all the UK nations for the 2020s. Britain could also benefit from leading an independent...

German Digital Healthcare Act promotes digital health.

blog post image German Digital Healthcare Act - Frontiers Health: Bundestag adopts law on reimbursement for digital health application in Germany. "health apps, which can help patients to manage a diagnosed medical condition, can from January 2020 onwards be prescribed by their doctors. The costs are borne by the statutory...

Evaluation of Mobile Apps Targeted at Patients With Spondyloarthritis for Disease Monitoring: Systematic App Search.

blog post image Evaluation of Mobile Apps Targeted at Patients With Spondyloarthritis for Disease Monitoring. "A total of 1253 apps were identified in the app stores, and 5 apps met the criteria and were further analyzed. Moreover, 2 apps (MySpA and Group for Research and Assessment of Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis...

Benefits and harms of exercise programmes for people with ankylosing spondylitis. Cochrane review. "We found moderate- to

blog post image Benefits and harms of exercise programmes for people with ankylosing spondylitis. Cochrane review. "We found moderate- to low-quality evidence that exercise programmes probably slightly improve function, may reduce pain, and probably slightly reduce global patient assessment of disease activity, when...

Are there automation-resistant intelligences? The question we all want to ask is 'will my job be taken over by a robot?'

blog post image Are there automation-resistant intelligences? The question we all want to ask is 'will my job be taken over by a robot?' "Our model predicts that most workers in transportation and logistics occupations, together with the bulk of office and administrative support workers, and labour in production occupations,...

Open-Source Tools for Value Assessment: A Promising Approach: In order to deliver value-based care, health care decision

blog post image Open-Source Tools for Value Assessment: A Promising Approach: In order to deliver value-based care, health care decision makers, eg, insurers and health system administrators, need value data at their fingertips—data that are relevant to their own context and reflect their own perspective on what costs...

Cognii Virtual Learning Assistant designed and optimized for educational conversation. "Virtual assistants and chat bots

blog post image Cognii Virtual Learning Assistant designed and optimized for educational conversation. "Virtual assistants and chat bots such as Siri, Alexa, Cortana and Google Assistant are an increasingly familiar products, simulating human to human interaction with the use of Artificial Intelligence. But these are...

Backward design - a method of designing educational curriculum by setting goals before choosing instructional methods and

blog post image Backward design - a method of designing educational curriculum by setting goals before choosing instructional methods and forms of assessment.

Identifying low test-taking effort during low-stakes tests with the new Test-taking Effort Short Scale (TESS) - development

blog post image Identifying low test-taking effort during low-stakes tests with the new Test-taking Effort Short Scale (TESS) - development and psychometrics: "Low-stakes tests are becoming increasingly important in international assessments of educational progress, and the validity of these results is essential especially...

The state of medical education and practice in the UK. GMC's SoMEP 2017 report raises four concerns. The supply of new

blog post image The state of medical education and practice in the UK. GMC's SoMEP 2017 report raises four concerns. The supply of new doctors into the UK medical workforce has not kept pace with changes in demand Our dependence on non-UK qualified doctors has increased in some specialties The UK is at risk of becoming...

Content validation of an interprofessional learning video peer assessment tool: Large scale models of interprofessional

blog post image Content validation of an interprofessional learning video peer assessment tool: Large scale models of interprofessional learning (IPL) where outcomes are assessed are rare within health professional curricula. To date, there is sparse research describing robust assessment strategies to support such activities....