Sharing D-PBL experience within MEFANET Conference

On the 27-28th of November, the 12th MEFANET conference warmly welcomed delegates from Zaporizhzhia State Medical University in the city of Pilsen, the Czech Republic. This year MEFANET (Medical Faculties Network) brought together educational technologists, teachers and students from faculties of medicine and faculties of healthcare sciences from Czechia, Slovakia, Poland, Germany and Ukraine.

The conference program focused on technology enhanced learning, simulation modalities used in higher education including virtual scenarios and methods for objective evaluation, such as surveys, OSCE, etc. The conference programme consisted of one workshop, two keynote lectures, panel discussion, two sessions with short communications and a guided poster tour.

The workshop enabled participants to define links between basic curriculum entities and objects in scenario-based learning, such as virtual scenarios. The keynote speakers — Martin Adler (Instruct AG, Munich, Germany) and Michal Nowakowski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland) gave lectures on "CASUS — a software for creating and learning with virtual patients", and "Implementation of OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination)".

ZSMU was represented by Olena Furyk (Associate Professor of the Infectious Diseases Department), Andrii Bilyi (Associate Professor of Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry Department) and Alona Pavlenko (Expert of the International Relations Department). They presented two oral speeches on "Students survey within the TAME: Training Against Medical Error project: choosing the tool, results of the survey" and "Results of implementation of decision-problem based learning with virtual patients in surgery in the frames of TAME realization". The presentations raised lively discussion on the process of D-PBL error cases creation, their implementation at ZSMU, and effect of its methodology on the students' knowledge.

November 28, 2018

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