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Web based Clinical Skills Teaching: Extending the frontiers of Clinical Skills Education in Poor Settings

International Journal of Computer Applications
© 2014 by IJCA Journal
Volume 87 - Number 19
Year of Publication: 2014
Jerome Addah
Stephen Apanga
Sam Bugri

Jerome Addah, Stephen Apanga and Sam Bugri. Article: Web based Clinical Skills Teaching: Extending the frontiers of Clinical Skills Education in Poor Settings. International Journal of Computer Applications 87(19):17-21, February 2014. Full text available. BibTeX

	author = {Jerome Addah and Stephen Apanga and Sam Bugri},
	title = {Article: Web based Clinical Skills Teaching: Extending the frontiers of Clinical Skills Education in Poor Settings},
	journal = {International Journal of Computer Applications},
	year = {2014},
	volume = {87},
	number = {19},
	pages = {17-21},
	month = {February},
	note = {Full text available}


The advent of the web has opened up new possibilities in the provision of mass education that were hitherto imagined, one of the drivers responsible for this new innovations is the enormous reach of the web, today a lot more people are gaining certification and degrees through accredited programs delivered over the web. The objective of the current study therefore is to explore the possibility of harness the ubiquitous presence of the web in poor settings to open up a new frontier for clinical skills education. Results from the study suggest the existence of favorable factors such as: an established culture of computer use, a technically skilled student body, and the availability of appropriate technology. Within the remit of a careful blend with bedside clinical skills teaching approaches, the above mentioned factors provide an enabling environment for establishing a web based clinical skills teaching platform.


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