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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713560/massive-open-online-courses-in-health-sciences-from-latin-american-institutions-a-need-for-improvement
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Carlos Culquichicón, Luis M Helguero-Santin, L Max Labán-Seminario, Jaime A Cardona-Ospina, Omar A Aboshady, Ricardo Correa
Background: Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have undergone exponential growth over the past few years, offering free and worldwide access to high-quality education. We identified the characteristics of MOOCs in the health sciences offered by Latin American institutions (LAIs). Methods: We screened the eight leading MOOCs platforms to gather their list of offerings. The MOOCs were classified by region and subject. Then, we obtained the following information: Scopus H-index for each institution and course instructor, QS World University Ranking® 2015/16 of LAI, and official language of the course...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710054/preliminary-evidence-for-the-emergence-of-a-health-care-online-community-of-practice-using-a-netnographic-framework-for-twitter-hashtag-analytics
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Damian Roland, Jesse Spurr, Daniel Cabrera
BACKGROUND: Online communities of practice (oCoPs) may emerge from interactions on social media. These communities offer an open digital space and flat role hierarchy for information sharing and provide a strong group identity, rapid flow of information, content curation, and knowledge translation. To date, there is only a small body of evidence in medicine or health care to verify the existence of an oCoP. OBJECTIVE: We aimed to examine the emergence of an oCoP through the study of social media interactions of the free open access medical education (FOAM) movement...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658020/socially-accountable-medical-education-an-innovative-approach-at-florida-international-university-herbert-wertheim-college-of-medicine
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Pedro J Greer, David R Brown, Luther G Brewster, Onelia G Lage, Karin F Esposito, Ebony B Whisenant, Frederick W Anderson, Natalie K Castellanos, Troy A Stefano, John A Rock
PROBLEM: Despite medical advances, health disparities persist, resulting in medicine's renewed emphasis on the social determinants of health and calls for reform in medical education. APPROACH: The Green Family Foundation Neighborhood Health Education Learning Program (NeighborhoodHELP) at Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine provides a platform for the school's community-focused mission. NeighborhoodHELP emphasizes social accountability and interprofessional education while providing evidence-based, patient- and household-centered care...
June 27, 2017: Academic Medicine: Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638746/a-quantitative-study-on-anonymity-and-professionalism-within-an-online-free-open-access-medical-education-community
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Daneilla Dimitri, Andrea Gubert, Amanda B Miller, Brent Thoma, Teresa Chan
The increasing use of social media to share knowledge in medical education has led to concerns about the professionalism of online medical learners and physicians. However, there is a lack of research on the behavior of professionals within open online discussions. In 2013, the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine website (ALiEM.com) launched a series of moderated online case discussions that provided an opportunity to explore the relationship between anonymity and professionalism. Comments from 12 case discussions conducted over a one-year period were analyzed using modified scales of anonymity and professionalism derived by Kilner and Hoadley...
September 18, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625597/structural-heart-disease-australia-shda
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EDITORIAL
Sharon Kay, David Celermajer, Michael Vallely
Structural Heart Disease Australia (SHDA) is a rapidly evolving multidisciplinary group of health care professionals which provides a forum focussed on understanding the rapidly advancing management of structural cardiac disease via Free Open Access Medical Education (FOAM).
May 4, 2017: Heart, Lung & Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579208/louis-delasiauve-1804-1893-an-alienist-at-the-dawn-of-epileptology-and-pediatric-psychiatry
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REVIEW
O Walusinski
This paper aims to honor the memory of the alienist Louis Delasiauve (1804-1893). His classification of the different types of epilepsy based on clinical symptoms is still relevant today and made him a precursor of contemporary epileptology. In 1851, Delasiauve clinically and etiologically isolated 'acute mental confusion' (acute confusional state) from all other forms of dementia. Never deviating from his republican and progressive ideals, he devoted himself throughout the 19th century to treating those insane asylum patients who received the poorest care: epileptics and children with intellectual disabilities...
June 1, 2017: Revue Neurologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28566091/health-care-professionals-from-developing-countries-report-educational-benefits-after-an-online-diabetes-course
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Nicolai J Wewer Albrechtsen, Kristina W Poulsen, Lærke Ø Svensson, Lasse Jensen, Jens J Holst, Signe S Torekov
BACKGROUND: Medical education is a cornerstone in the global combat against diseases such as diabetes and obesity which together affect more than 500 million humans. Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are educational tools for institutions to teach and share their research worldwide. Currently, millions of people have participated in evidence-based MOOCs, however educational and professional benefit(s) for course participants of such initiatives have not been addressed sufficiently. We therefore investigated if participation in a 6 week open online course in the prevention and treatment of diabetes and obesity had any impact on the knowledge, skills, and career of health care professionals contrasting participants from developing countries versus developed countries...
May 31, 2017: BMC Medical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491283/open-online-courses-in-public-health-experience-from-peoples-uni
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Richard F Heller, Robert Zurynski, Alan Barrett, Omo Oaiya, Rajan Madhok
Open Online Courses (OOCs) are offered by Peoples-uni at http://ooc.peoples-uni.org to complement the courses run on a separate site for academic credit at http://courses.peoples-uni.org. They provide a wide range of online learning resources beyond those usually found in credit bearing Public Health courses. They are self-paced, and students can enrol themselves at any time and utilise Open Educational Resources free of copyright restrictions.  In the two years that courses have been running, 1174 students from 100 countries have registered and among the 1597 enrollments in 15 courses, 15% gained a certificate of completion...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217588/promotion-of-sanitation-and-hygiene-in-a-rural-area-of-south-india-a-community-based-study
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Nagapraveen Veerapu, P Subramaniyan, B A Praveenkumar, G Arun
INTRODUCTION: Globally, billions of people do not have access to improved sanitation and many defecate in the open air. Poor hand washing practices and limited access to sanitation facilities perpetuate the transmission of disease-causing germs. The objectives of the study were to find out the level of knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAPs) on sanitary latrine, footwear, and hand washing among rural people and to assess the improvement in KAP after health education intervention. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A health education intervention study was conducted from November 2012 to January 2014 in a rural area of Kuppam, Andhra Pradesh, South India among the people aged 15 years and above...
July 2016: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28134408/-smart-social-and-mobile-the-future-of-nephrology-in-the-era-of-digital-health
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Francesco Iannuzzella, Corrado Murtas, Riccardo Bertolini, Mattia Corradini, Sonia Pasquali
Healthcare is in the middle of a digital revolution. Physicians are adopting mobile apps that make them more effective and patients are taking to ones that give them more control over their healthcare. Mobile technology is changing Medicine. A new movement for free open access medical education (FOAMed) is growing through Social Media. E-learning is increasing access to new and exciting learning opportunities, deeply changing the traditional concept of continuous medical education. What will be the future of Nephrology in the era of Digital Health?...
November 2016: Giornale Italiano di Nefrologia: Organo Ufficiale Della Società Italiana di Nefrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077195/evidence-based-medicine-in-the-era-of-social-media-scholarly-engagement-through-participation-and-online-interaction
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Teresa Chan, N Seth Trueger, Damian Roland, Brent Thoma
The integration of new knowledge into clinical practice continues to lag behind discovery. The use of Free Open Access Medical education (FOAM) has disrupted communication between emergency physicians, making it easy for practicing clinicians to interact with colleagues from around the world to discuss the latest and highest impact research. FOAM has the potential to decrease the knowledge translation gap, but the concerns raised about its growing influence are 1) research that is translated too quickly may cause harm if its findings are incorrect; 2) there is little editorial oversight of online material; and 3) eminent online individuals may develop an outsized influence on clinical practice...
January 12, 2017: CJEM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052841/preventing-depression-in-adults-with-subthreshold-depression-health-economic-evaluation-alongside-a-pragmatic-randomized-controlled-trial-of-a-web-based-intervention
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Claudia Buntrock, Matthias Berking, Filip Smit, Dirk Lehr, Stephanie Nobis, Heleen Riper, Pim Cuijpers, David Ebert
BACKGROUND: Psychological interventions for the prevention of depression might be a cost-effective way to reduce the burden associated with depressive disorders. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the cost-effectiveness of a Web-based guided self-help intervention to prevent major depressive disorder (MDD) in people with subthreshold depression (sD). METHODS: A pragmatic randomized controlled trial was conducted with follow-up at 12 months. Participants were recruited from the general population via a large statutory health insurance company and an open access website...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989272/the-international-society-for-extracellular-vesicles-launches-the-first-massive-open-online-course-on-extracellular-vesicles
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EDITORIAL
Cecilia Lässer, Clotilde Théry, Edit I Buzás, Suresh Mathivanan, Weian Zhao, Yong Song Gho, Jan Lötvall
The International Society for Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) has organised its first educational online course for students and beginners in the field of extracellular vesicles (EVs). This course, "Basics of Extracellular Vesicles," uses recorded lectures from experts in the field and will be open for an unlimited number of participants. The course is divided into 5 modules and can be accessed at www.coursera.org/learn/extracellular-vesicles. The first module is an introduction to the field covering the nomenclature and history of EVs...
2016: Journal of Extracellular Vesicles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27799469/plant-reactome-a-resource-for-plant-pathways-and-comparative-analysis
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Sushma Naithani, Justin Preece, Peter D'Eustachio, Parul Gupta, Vindhya Amarasinghe, Palitha D Dharmawardhana, Guanming Wu, Antonio Fabregat, Justin L Elser, Joel Weiser, Maria Keays, Alfonso Munoz-Pomer Fuentes, Robert Petryszak, Lincoln D Stein, Doreen Ware, Pankaj Jaiswal
Plant Reactome (http://plantreactome.gramene.org/) is a free, open-source, curated plant pathway database portal, provided as part of the Gramene project. The database provides intuitive bioinformatics tools for the visualization, analysis and interpretation of pathway knowledge to support genome annotation, genome analysis, modeling, systems biology, basic research and education. Plant Reactome employs the structural framework of a plant cell to show metabolic, transport, genetic, developmental and signaling pathways...
January 4, 2017: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27790389/use-of-free-open-access-medical-education-and-perceived-emergency-medicine-educational-needs-among-rural-physicians-in-southwestern-ontario
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Alex Folkl, Teresa Chan, Elaine Blau
Free, open access medical education (FOAM) has the potential to revolutionize continuing medical education, particularly for rural physicians who practice emergency medicine (EM) as part of a generalist practice. However, there has been little study of rural physicians' educational needs since the advent of FOAM. We asked how rural physicians in Southwestern Ontario obtained their continuing EM education. We asked them to assess their perceived level of comfort in different areas of EM. To understand how FOAM resources might serve the rural EM community, we compared their responses with urban emergency physicians...
September 21, 2016: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752638/free-open-access-medical-education-a-critical-appraisal-of-techniques-for-quality-assessment-and-content-discovery
#16
Andrew Grock, William Paolo
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Clinical and Experimental Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27671037/assessing-outcomes-of-enhanced-chronic-disease-care-through-patient-education-and-a-value-based-formulary-study-access-study-protocol-for-a-2%C3%A3-2-factorial-randomized-trial
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David J T Campbell, Marcello Tonelli, Brenda Hemmelgarn, Chad Mitchell, Ross Tsuyuki, Noah Ivers, Tavis Campbell, Raj Pannu, Eric Verkerke, Scott Klarenbach, Kathryn King-Shier, Peter Faris, Derek Exner, Vikas Chaubey, Braden Manns
BACKGROUND: Chronic diseases result in significant morbidity and costs. Although medications and lifestyle changes are effective for improving outcomes in chronic diseases, many patients do not receive these treatments, in part because of financial barriers, patient and provider-level knowledge gaps, and low patient motivation. The Assessing outcomes of enhanced chronic disease care through patient education and a value-based formulary study (ACCESS) will determine the impact of two interventions: (1) a value-based formulary which eliminates copayment for high-value preventive medications; and (2) a comprehensive self-management support program aimed at promoting health behavior change and medication adherence, combined with relay of information on medication use to healthcare providers, on cardiovascular events and/or mortality in low-income seniors with elevated cardiovascular risk...
September 26, 2016: Implementation Science: IS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27639771/-backstage-of-a-massive-open-online-course-mooc-on-cancer-diagnosis
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Charlotte Gardair, Guilhem Bousquet, Jacqueline Lehmann-Che, Cédric de Bazelaire, Patricia de Cremoux, Jeanne Tran Van Nhieu, Marie Sockeel, Maxime Battistella, Julien Calvani, Jocelyne Gervais, Yohann Pottier, Laurent Prévaut, Karima Sekri, Philippe Bertheau
Massive open online course (or MOOC) is a new online and open access teaching approach aimed at unlimited participation and providing interactions among students and teaching staff. These academic courses, often still free, lead to the delivery of a certificate of attendance and could soon also deliver a diploma. The MOOC "Stratégies diagnostiques des cancers" will be hosted in autumn 2016 on the platform "France Université Numérique" and will have two levels of learners: students in the field of health and biology and the general public...
October 2016: Annales de Pathologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27606235/beginning-the-dialogue-on-the-e-transformation-behavior-analysis-first-massive-open-online-course-mooc
#19
Ruth Anne Rehfeldt, Heidi L Jung, Angelica Aguirre, Jane L Nichols, William B Root
The e-Transformation in higher education, in which Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) are playing a pivotal role, has had an impact on the modality in which behavior analysis is taught. In this paper, we survey the history and implications of online education including MOOCs and describe the implementation and results for the discipline's first MOOC, delivered at Southern Illinois University in spring 2015. Implications for the globalization and free access of higher education are discussed, as well as the parallel between MOOCs and Skinner's teaching machines...
March 2016: Behavior Analysis in Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27581159/design-construction-and-technical-implementation-of-a-web-based-interdisciplinary-symptom-evaluation-wise-a-heuristic-proposal-for-orofacial-pain-and-temporomandibular-disorders
#20
Dominik A Ettlin, Isabelle Sommer, Ben Brönnimann, Sergio Maffioletti, Jörg Scheidt, Mei-Yin Hou, Nenad Lukic, Beat Steiger
BACKGROUND: Medical symptoms independent of body location burden individuals to varying degrees and may require care by more than one expert. Various paper and computer-based tools exist that aim to comprehensively capture data for optimal clinical management and research. METHODS: A web-based interdisciplinary symptom evaluation (WISE) was newly designed, constructed, and technically implemented. For worldwide applicability and to avoid copyright infringements, open source software tools and free validated questionnaires available in multiple languages were used...
December 2016: Journal of Headache and Pain
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