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Teaching Technology Usage in the ENT Medical Subdomain via a Flipped Classroom Approach

, Steinbeis Transfer Center for Information Management, Medical and Cultural Heritage Informatics ; , Medical Practice Schachenreiter ; , University of Latvia, Center of Experimental Medicine ; , AIT Angewandte Informationstechnik Forschungsgesellschft mbH ; , Karl-Franzens-University Graz

iJAC Volume 11, Number 1, ISSN 1867-5565 Publisher: Kassel University Press GmbH


The flipped classroom approach is supporting a continuous interaction of students and instructors via online communication and strengthens the ability to solve problems by self-organization. This is especially important in medical domains, like the one of ENT-Head/Neck (ENT: Ear-Nose-Throat) surgeries and treatment. Surgical corrections of the nasal airways, like FESS (Functional Endoscopy Sinus Surgery) or in the field of plastic surgery, are the second frequent surgical interventions in otorhinolaryngology. They have to be prepared very carefully and airflow simulation with Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) is gaining importance for diagnostics here. New in silico procedures, like imaging, 3D modelling, CFD simulation and analysis, are to be part of a standard clinical pathway in the ENT domain in the near future. The project for instance will extend the morphological diagnostics by detailed functional analysis, i.e. the visualization of the nasal air stream and the physical analysis of its energetic. In order to train ENT specialists on the new diagnostic aids will provide flipped classroom online lessons using the tool \u201cMediathread\u201d of the Columbia University, as learning environment.


Koch, W., Schachenreiter, J., Vogt, K., Koch, G. & Gderle, W. (2018). Teaching Technology Usage in the ENT Medical Subdomain via a Flipped Classroom Approach. International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC), 11(1), 31-35. Kassel University Press GmbH. Retrieved February 19, 2019 from .