Pacific Medical Technology Symposium (1998)
Aug. 17, 1998 to Aug. 20, 1998
Thomas G. Basler , Medical University of South Carolina
Nancy C. McKeehan , Medical University of South Carolina
C.E. Anderson , Medical University of South Carolina
Digital connections and delivery of critical medical information is becoming more commonplace each day. The same delivery methods, especially emphasizing the World Wide Web, can be applied to formal teaching, updates and review of knowledge and life-long learning.Using an approach that focuses on a one-location delivery of basic science education, clinical education and support, and communications can allow for a far more integrated approach to building professional-level education and continued education and practice into the same frame.A variety of exciting new approaches to delivery of basic sciences and clinical education are being utilized including case-studies, interactive clinical support, knowledge and graphics databanks, and database search techniques. These are used as a base, coupled with the electronic library services (reference support, document delivery), for clinical support tools including on-line reference materials, full-text journals, e-mail to peers, specialists and other experts.Discussion of this concept and its application in detail including its application to the patient, consumer, lay public and research community. Educational concepts and technical applications will be highlighted as well as examples of successful implementation.
T. G. Basler, C. Anderson and N. C. McKeehan, "Empowering Health Sciences Students through the Worldwide We- A Lifelong Learning Concept," Pacific Medical Technology Symposium(PACMEDTEK), Honolulu, Hawaii, 1998, pp. 280.