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Title: E-learning through telemedicine in neurosurgical teaching and patient care

Authors: Sushil K. Meher; Nilesh S. Kurwal; Ashish Suri

Addresses: Department of Computer Facility, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, 110029, New Delhi, India ' Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, 110029, New Delhi, India ' Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, 110029, New Delhi, India

Abstract: Neurosurgery is both an art and a science. The art of neurosurgery can be learnt by working with a Senior Neurosurgeon, over a period of time. But the science of neurosurgery has to be learnt from intense reading of textbooks, journals and elucidation of difficult topics by a masterly teacher. Many of the concepts in neurosurgery and applied basic sciences can be better learnt with the help of a good teacher of neurosurgery. Much of the clinical acumen is gained at the bedside teaching by a good teacher. But unfortunately, the species of dedicated teachers of neurosurgery seems to be fast dwindling. So the technology can provide the gap of these problems. We can use the telemedicine technology and make a schedule teaching program from a good neurosurgical specialist.

Keywords: telemedicine; integrated service digital network; ISDN; very small aperture terminals; VSAT; continuing medical education; continuing education; e-learning; neurosurgery; neurosurgical teaching; patient care; neurosurgeons; electronic learning; online learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTMCP.2017.082099

International Journal of Telemedicine and Clinical Practices, 2017 Vol.2 No.1, pp.2 - 11

Available online: 07 Feb 2017 *

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