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Efficacy of multimedia set on acquisition clinical skills, views of medical students in UMS

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M. F. Sefein ,

Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah, MY
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D. K. S. Naing,

Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah, MY
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U. J. A. D‟Souza

Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Sabah, MY
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Abstract

Undergraduate training in Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery is often challenged by the short posting and limited patient contact. Multimedia is an useful tool in medical education to enhance clinical skills training. However, there is limited research on the development of such tools. We describe the development of an innovative multimedia set, where Mayer‘s principles for designing multimedia were followed in preparing an interactive CD-ROM. The developed set integrated basic sciences and clinical applications. The views of a sample of fourth year medical students and general practitioners were explored about the usefulness of this developed multimedia in facilitating the acquisition of clinical skills. The instructor led the live demonstration for the clinical examination. Then, students interacted with the multimedia set in a ratio of 4 students to 1 computer. Immediately afterwards, they practiced the technique of clinical examination of the nose. End of the session feedback revealed that most of the students found the innovative set had simplified the difficult techniques and rated it very good to excellent. Shortcomings in producing a perfect media tool are related to unavailability of media professionals in the institute. However, the prototype product was found effective in acquisition clinical skills and enhancing cognitive outcome. The continuous development of multimedia materials will improve the skills of the crew and the quality of the multimedia product.
How to Cite: Sefein, M.F., Naing, D.K.S. and D‟Souza, U.J.A., 2014. Efficacy of multimedia set on acquisition clinical skills, views of medical students in UMS. South-East Asian Journal of Medical Education, 8(2), pp.73–76.
Published on 23 Dec 2014.
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