Using mEducator technologies in transforming the medical curriculum in AUTH: the ARIADNE project/initiative

Current medical education is largely based in problem based (PBL) and self directed learning. The aim of ARIADNE project was the design and implementation of a series of virtual patient educational scenarios with the support of mEducator technologies, since the last have offered new potentialities in the fields of medical education in Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. These virtual patients - through the interactive web pages developed – are aimed to be used to assess applied knowledge, clinical reasoning and professional attitudes in the context of medical skills. The project team of ARIADNE (64 attendees from the medical school), including Prof Chatzisevastou-Loukidou as a leader, was trained under her coordination, considering the pedagogical/technical aspects of virtual patient use and design. A pool of virtual patient both linear and branching cases was created and access to virtual patients will be given to 312 medical students (during the end of April 2012.


Saturday, 7 April, 2012 - 11:45 to 13:00