USE OF COMPUTER SIMULATIONS IN TEACHING CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS.

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Abstract

In traditional medical education, students have little opportunity to determine if they are making appropriate use of diagnostic information in reaching a judgement about diagnosis or therapy. It has been shown, however, that students given feedback on how they weighted information in making judgments learned much more effectively than those given only the result of each case (K. R. Hammond, 1971). To determine if this feedback of weighting would be similarly effective in learning medical diagnosis, a microcomputer program was developed to present simulated cases, obtain the student's judgement for each case, and then, after several cases, display the student's apparent weighting of the clinical information along with the correct weighting. Experience thus far has shown the program to be highly effective in teaching diagnostic relationships.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
EditorsHelmuth F. Orthner
PublisherIEEE
Pages180-182
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0818607394
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 1986

Publication series

NameProceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care
ISSN (Print)0195-4210

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Wigton, R. S. (1986). USE OF COMPUTER SIMULATIONS IN TEACHING CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS. In H. F. Orthner (Ed.), Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care (pp. 180-182). (Proceedings - Annual Symposium on Computer Applications in Medical Care). IEEE.