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Type: Journal article
Title: Clinicians and computers: Friends or foes?
Author: Polyakov, A.
Palmer, E.
Devitt, P.
Coventry, B.
Citation: Teaching and Learning in Medicine, 2000; 12(2):91-95
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Assoc Inc
Issue Date: 2000
ISSN: 1040-1334
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Alexander Polyakov, Edward Palmer, Peter G. Devitt and Brendon J. Coventry
Abstract: <h4>Background</h4>Computer-aided learning is accepted by students as a learning resource, but the views of the teaching community are largely unknown.<h4>Purpose</h4>To document clinicians' experience with computers and to record their attitudes toward computer usage in clinical practice and student education.<h4>Methods</h4>Questionnaire mailed out to all clinicians, including interns and residents, fellows, and attending physicians in 3 major teaching hospitals in South Australia, with a total of 646 clinical staff.<h4>Results</h4>Replies were received from 246 staff. Eighty percent of clinicians had at least 2 years of experience with computers and used computers for at least 2 hr each week. Despite this, there was an obvious lack of conviction among clinicians that computer-aided learning was of use in student education and assessment. This may reflect their lack of experience with this medium as an educational tool.<h4>Conclusions</h4>If computer-aided learning is to make any significant impact on medical student education, it must be carefully and objectively evaluated, and its benefit must be clearly demonstrated to clinical teachers.
Keywords: Humans; Analysis of Variance; Data Interpretation, Statistical; Attitude of Health Personnel; Age Factors; Sex Factors; Fellowships and Scholarships; Time Factors; Curriculum; Education, Medical, Graduate; Education, Medical; Education, Medical, Undergraduate; Internship and Residency; Computer-Assisted Instruction; Computers; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged; Physicians; Hospitals, Teaching; Australia; Female; Male; Surveys and Questionnaires
RMID: 0001000797
DOI: 10.1207/S15328015TLM1202_6
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