Simulating Clinical Psychiatry for Medical Students: a Comprehensive Clinic Simulator with Virtual Patients and an Electronic Medical Record System

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Simulating Clinical Psychiatry for Medical Students: a Comprehensive Clinic Simulator with Virtual Patients and an Electronic Medical Record System
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Abstract
OBJECTIVE:

A number of programs representing virtual patients for use in teaching settings have been developed in the field of psychiatry; however, they simulate only the interview process, not the entire scope of treatment. The authors have developed software through which students can experience the practice of psychiatry (in particular, with dementia patients) in its entirety. This study compares this software with conventional learning methods.
METHOD:

The control group was 43 fifth-year medical students in 2014 who studied using a conventional learning method (taking lectures and being in contact with actual patients). The experimental group was 36 fifth-year medical students in 2015 that used computer software (taking lectures and with reduced time in contact with actual patients). The authors compared the two groups. Each group was tested before and after clinical training on their acquisition of knowledge of dementia. The control group was tested in 2014, and the experimental group was tested in 2015.
RESULTS:

The difference in average test scores between the two groups was statistically significant (p = 0.01), with the experimental group scoring higher.
CONCLUSIONS:

The results indicate that students who were taught using a computer-based software method were better able to answer a standard series of questions designed to evaluate their understanding of dementia than those who were taught in a conventional manner. This study demonstrated that there is a possibility to improve education in the field of psychiatry using a comprehensive clinic simulator.

KEYWORDS:

Computer-based learning; Medical students; Psychiatry; Simulator; Virtual patients

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Author
著者 松村 義人
著者(ヨミ) マツムラ ヨシヒト
著者(別表記) Matsumura Yoshihito
Publication Title
Academic Psychiatry
Publication Title Alternative
Acad Psychiatry.
Volume
42
Issue
5
Start Page
613
End Page
621
Publisher
Springer (part of Springer Nature)
Published Date
2017-11-30
ISSN
1042-9670
NCID
AA10788297
PMID
29192410
DOI
10.1007/s40596-017-0860-8
Resource Type
Thesis or Dissertation
Language
eng
Relation
出版社版DOIリンク(URL): https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-017-0860-8
PMCID: PMC6182354
Resource URL
https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-017-0860-8
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6182354/
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Copyright © The Author(s) 2017
Open Access This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s40596-017-0860-8
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ETD
Grant ID
博甲第688号
Grant Date
2018-03-24
Degree Name
博士(医学)
Grantor
香川大学
Set
香川大学
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