Learning parasitology through virtual clinical case studies: the DMU e-Parasitology project.
A novel online package for teaching and learning human parasitology named DMU e-Parasitology is being co-developed by EU academics at De Montfort University (DMU). Content currently covered includes virtual clinical case studies with a microscope. 90 fourth year Pharmacy students from University Miguel Hernandez provided comprehensive feedback on the first case study, which contained a short medical history of an HIV positive male university student severely affected by amoeba infection. Students needed to reflect and critically think to reach diagnoses, propose additional diagnostic techniques and treatment. Ninety percent of students reported gaining appropriate knowledge on pathology, prevention and treatment.
Citation : Peña-Fernández, A., Bornay, F., Fenoy, S. and Peña M.A. (2018) Learning parasitology through virtual clinical case studies: the DMU e-Parasitology project. Advance Higher Education Annual conference 2018, Birmingham, UK, 3rd to 5th July 2018. Oral presentation
Research Group : Infectious Disease Research Group
Research Institute : Leicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)
Peer Reviewed : Yes