Training of direct ophthalmoscopy using models

Training of direct ophthalmoscopy using models

Author Martins, Thiago G. S. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Costa, Ana Luiza F. A. Google Scholar
Helene, Otaviano Google Scholar
Martins, Ricardo V. Google Scholar
Helene, Andre F. Google Scholar
Schor, Paulo Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Abstract Background: The time spent on ophthalmology training in medical schools has reduced over the last decades, and the number of doctors unable to solve the most basic ophthalmic problems has increased. Methods: We conducted a questionnaire with non-ophthalmologist doctors in order to assess the confidence level of their direct ophthalmoscopy examination. This test is very important for the diagnosis of diseases that could lead to blindness, and should be learned by all medical students. Results: The results showed that the doctors had difficulty and lacked confidence in performing the examination. For this reason, we have developed a new model and teaching method of direct ophthalmoscopy based on neuroscientific concepts. Discussion: This model provides students with greater involvement in the learning process as they build their own model, a practice that shows the concepts of the physics behind direct ophthalmoscopy.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-coverage Hoboken
Language English
Date 2017
Published in Clinical Teacher. Hoboken, v. 14, n. 6, p. 423-426, 2017.
ISSN 1743-4971 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Wiley
Extent 423-426
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000414616600009

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