Integration of virtual microscopy podcasts in the histology discipline in osteopathic medical school: Learning outcomes Public Deposited
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MLA citation styleAmerican Association for Anatomy . 2022. https://mushare.marian.edu/concern/generic_works/b3f94a33-bd15-4a81-b483-0ecd7034b05d?locale=en Integration of Virtual Microscopy Podcasts In the Histology Discipline In Osteopathic Medical School: Learning Outcomes.
APA citation style(2022). Integration of virtual microscopy podcasts in the histology discipline in osteopathic medical school: Learning outcomes. https://mushare.marian.edu/concern/generic_works/b3f94a33-bd15-4a81-b483-0ecd7034b05d?locale=en
Chicago citation styleIntegration of Virtual Microscopy Podcasts In the Histology Discipline In Osteopathic Medical School: Learning Outcomes. American Association for Anatomy. 2022. https://mushare.marian.edu/concern/generic_works/b3f94a33-bd15-4a81-b483-0ecd7034b05d?locale=en
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Virtual microscopy podcasts (VMPs) are narrative recordings of digital histology images. This study evaluated the outcomes of integrating the VMPs into teaching histology to osteopathic medical students. The hypothesis was that incorporating virtual microscopy podcasts as supplementary histology resources to the curriculum would have a positive impact on student performance and satisfaction. Sixty-one podcasts of dynamic microscopic images were created using screen recordings of the digital slides. The VMPs were integrated as supplementary histology resources in multiple courses during the first and second years of the medical curriculum for three classes, a total of 477 osteopathic medical students. A voluntary and anonymous survey was obtained from the students using a questionnaire that included two open-ended questions. The overall performance of the three classes on the histology content of the preclinical course examinations was compared to historical controls of the previous two classes that did not have access to the VMPs. Most students indicated that the podcasts enabled more efficient study time and improved their confidence in the histology content on examinations. The findings indicated a positive association between podcast viewing and efficient study time utilization and class performance. The class average scores of the three consecutive cohorts that used the VMPs progressively increased by 7.69%, 14.88%, and 14.91% compared to the controls. A summary of students' feedback and academic performance supported that integration of the VMPs into Histology teaching improved the learning experience. The findings align with previous studies on the effectiveness of multimedia-based teaching in histology laboratory modules.
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