It is our pleasure to invite you to a new workshop organized by the UNITA Teaching & Learning Centers Network!
The topic of the workshop is The use of digital tools in health sciences education, and it will be organized on 19th of September 2022 from 18.00 CET Time, online on ZOOM. The moderators will be Dr. Ricardo Tjeng and Prof. Eduardo Cavaco, Beira Interior University.
To register please access https://forms.gle/EjUPyznftVyxLcr36 until Friday, 16th of September 2022.
Details about the workshop:
Digital tools are used in different activities at the Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) to facilitate learning and the acquisition of competencies.
They are an integrated part of LaC (Clinical Skills Lab). The medical course curriculum includes a series of activities in the Lab, throughout the six years of the medical degree. Different learning tools are used in these activities, with a focus on a hands-on, practical approach to acquiring and developing different competencies. Simulation is frequently used in the Lab, with different degrees of fidelity, in relation to specific learning objectives. Part-tasks models, basic mannikins, and high-fidelity simulators are some of the resources used on a daily basis for the activities. During the pandemic, adaptations had to be made, regarding the constraints of the situation. Different models of “online” simulation were described during this period. Body interaction was one of the tools used by us to mitigate the impossibility of “real” simulations. It was used as a starting point to promote a more interactive discussion between faculty and learners. Another LaC´s initiative was to develop a project in simulation to enhance the possibility to offer to the alumni more sessions, without the need of a presence of a clinical facilitator.
The anatomic table is another tool used at the FHS. It is a complement to textbooks, and practices with 3D models and fresh organs in the study of anatomy. The anatomic table has three programs, an anatomical atlas that allows to observe practically all the anatomical structures of all the systems, and without a doubt one of the most used programs. At the same time, there is the possibility of using quizzes that help and stimulate learning; the 2nd program consists of the virtual dissection of a cadaver, which in topographical and imaging terms works very well. The third program is more applicable in the clinical years as it performs 3D fracture reconstructions based on MRI and CT scans.