COVID-19 remote education for medical students in intensive care (CORES-ICU)

Mohd Faeiz, Pauzi and Siti Norazlina, Juhari (2021) COVID-19 remote education for medical students in intensive care (CORES-ICU). In: 41st KSCCM Annual Congress · Acute and Critical Care Conference 2021 & 21st Joint Scientific Congress of the KSCCM and JSICM, 30 Apr-01 May 2021, Online Conference.

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Background: The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic changed the educational landscape from conventional method to remote learning. Conventional face-to-face teaching and training was challenging due to social distancing measures, the lack of available trainers, and lack of time for observation due to demand of urgency during the procedures. Movement control order have made teaching and learning activities in the hospital suspended. Methods: We at the Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia, have developed the COVID-19 Remote Education for Medical Students in Intensive Care Unit (CORES-ICU; the abbreviation from COVID-19, Remote, Education, Students, and ICU) in the response to the pandemic. We organized remote teaching activities focused on the fundamentals of Intensive Care. We used remote learning with recorded lecturers, interactive case based discussion, seminar and quizzes uploaded into the learning management system. A continuous quality improvement was assessed at the end of the rotation. A feedback form with quantitative and qualitative questionnaires were used to evaluate effectiveness and to improve the contents. Results: 120 students completed the CORES-ICU. 90% of the respondents rates the course as very useful. 86% rated the online platform as excellent, despite of nearly 50% of the students still prefer physical and face-to-face teaching and learning activities. The advantages; students can participate anywhere, able to revise anytime and no need for social distancing. Among disadvantages; difficult to teach practical skills and confidentially concerns with recognizable case details for case based discussions. Qualitative data showed that the CORES-ICU was pitched at the appropriate level, accessible and build medical students confidence to do rotation in the ICU. Conclusion: This model of educational delivery was an effective solutions under social distancing measures. We believe the remote education provides continuing education during the pandemic crisis.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Fatin Safura
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2022 01:48
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2022 01:48

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