Title: Medical education in Covid-19 pandemic: e-learning based professionalising activities

Authors: Benedetta Agnelli; Silvia Oldani; Valeriano Vinci; Mattia Loppini; Ferdinando Cananzi; Damiano Chiari; Licia Montagna; Fabrizio Consorti

Addresses: Humanitas University, via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, 20090, Pieve, Emanuele (Milan), Italy ' Office of Medical Education, Humanitas University, via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, 20090, Pieve, Emanuele (Milan), Italy; Humanitas Clinical and Research Center – IRCCS-, via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano (Milan), Italy ' Office of Medical Education, Humanitas University, via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, 20090, Pieve, Emanuele (Milan), Italy; Humanitas Clinical and Research Center – IRCCS-, via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano (Milan), Italy ' Office of Medical Education, Humanitas University, via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, 20090, Pieve, Emanuele (Milan), Italy; Humanitas Clinical and Research Center – IRCCS-, via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano (Milan), Italy ' Office of Medical Education, Humanitas University, via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, 20090, Pieve, Emanuele (Milan), Italy; Humanitas Clinical and Research Center – IRCCS-, via Manzoni 56, 20089 Rozzano (Milan), Italy ' Office of Medical Education, Humanitas University, via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, 20090, Pieve Emanuele (Milan), Italy; Department of General Surgery, Istituto Clinico Humanitas Mater Domini, Castellanza, Varese, Italy ' Office of Medical Education, Humanitas University, via Rita Levi Montalcini 4, 20090, Pieve, Emanuele (Milan), Italy ' Department of Surgical Sciences, Sapienza University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico, 00161 Roma, Italy

Abstract: The Covid-19 pandemic has rapidly given rise to an imperative need for online learning to guarantee a continuity in undergraduate medical education. All students were required to study from home due to the level 4 lockdown. To ensure that our students continue to learn methodological and cognitive skills concerning the activities of: anamnesis, clinical reasoning, procedural skills and clinical deepening supported by case discussion, the Office for Medical Education (OME) developed, on our University online platform (LMS), e-learning practical activities. Also the final evaluation has been converted into a Formative Feedback. We would like to share our experience in the rearrangement of Professionalising Activities in the form of e-learning, presenting also the traditional activities we carry out in Humanitas University. Advantages and limitations of this new project are discussed and, in their light, future perspective with a view to a subsequent improvement are presented.

Keywords: e-learning; undergraduate medical education; medical training; professionalising activities; Covid pandemic; medical education; OSCE examination; formative feedback.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIIE.2022.10049290

International Journal of Innovation in Education, 2022 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.193 - 208

Received: 11 Aug 2021
Accepted: 07 Apr 2022

Published online: 09 Sep 2022 *

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