Using online learning modules to fight against antibiotic resistance in Australia

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Conference Proceeding
30th Annual conference on Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education, ASCILITE 2013, 2013, pp. 756 - 765
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© 2013 Jorge Reyna, Santosh Khanal and Tessa Morgan. NPS MedicineWise and the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC) have launched a series of online learning modules designed to help combat antibiotic resistance in hospitals. The aim of the modules is to fill a previously unmet need for an online teaching resource on a common curriculum for hospitals and universities. The modules address specific areas where antibiotic use in hospitals needs improvement. Problem Based Learning has been used as pedagogical approach for the modules. Clinical scenarios are presented with a logical progression of tasks including clinical assessment and diagnosis, investigations, interpretation of results, and antibiotic selection. Expert advice and feedback has been incorporated at each step, helping to improve learning outcomes. Learners can access the modules at their own pace and revisit them upon completion. We report, for the first time, participants’ perceptions of the antimicrobial modules as learning resource, usability issues, and possible areas of improvement.
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