Computerized Patient and Case Simulation Project
Justin Bonzo, Jennifer Smyth, Santiago Toro-Posada, University of British Columbia - Faculty of Medicine, Canada
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Atlanta, GA, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-52-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
The Computerized Patient and Case Simulation Project (CPCSP) is currently being developed in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. Computer-based patient and case simulations are increasingly used in health discipline education. Improvements in technology, innovations in teaching and limited patient availability explain this shift. For example, the adoption of computer-based patient and case simulation technologies complements a shift in the curriculum for the UBC Faculty of Medicine from a didactic lecture-style of delivery to a student-centered and case-based format. As education formats change, students will be expected to use learning technologies to access, organize, and retrieve clinically relevant information and on-line course material.
Bonzo, J., Smyth, J. & Toro-Posada, S. (2004). Computerized Patient and Case Simulation Project. In R. Ferdig, C. Crawford, R. Carlsen, N. Davis, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2004--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1689-1691). Atlanta, GA, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).