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DOIT. A dermatology training program.
Dermatology is an ideal medical specialty to apply multi-media based teaching concepts since visualisation of the pathologies plays a major role.
DOIT (Dermatology Online with Interactive Technology" (www.swisdom.org) ) is an interactive, multilingual (German, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese) gender-sensitive online-program for the education of under- and postgraduate students in dermatology. It has been elaborated over the past 7 years with the support of the Swiss Virtual Campus (SVC; # 991017) and 5 Dermatological Institutions and their Universities.
The features of the program are designed to meet the requirements of students in Medicine.
Cyberskin: a topographic, morphology-based guide through the list of contents
Cyberlecture: a virtual lecture text and atlas, including 12 audio-video clips demonstrating important diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
Cybertrainer: an interactive case-based training program including multiple-choice questions and optional knowledge assessment by a test
DermaPod: Short video clips with spoken text and pictures, repeating the major content of one hour lecture in 3-5 minutes; learning and repeating while travelling
Save Your Skin: gender-sensitive game for knowledge assessment
DermaPuzzle: game for attributing correct diagnoses and differential diagnoses
Additional functionalities are: Cyberforum: a discussion forum with users and tutors; Cybertools: Links and search engine; an authoring tool with an integrated, online review-process and online quality-control, a personalised notepad, a XML-based PDF print function, tutor assistance and a contextual help function.
Medicine, Pharmacy, Health
The program is clearly structured, didactically designed, self-explanatory, entertaining and consists of several modules. It can be calibrated and expanded according to changing needs in technology or contents.
English, German, French
Guenter Burg, MD Prof & Chairm. emer. (Dermatology) Delegate "Foundation for Modern Teaching and Learning in Medicine" Faculty of Medicine University of Zuerich Private: CH 8124 Maur/ZH Haldenstr. 14 Tel/Fax +41 44 9802568 Mobile/Handy +41 79 7685648 (Skype burgburg41) Email: email@example.com
DOIT is used in an integrated blended learning approach by students of the Swiss Universities in their 3.-6. year of medical education. It is based on the official catalogue of learning objectives. More than 30 clinics and institutions worldwide have registered. The acceptance rate is high and the program has been evaluated as good or very good by more than 90% of the users.