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A Virtual Veterinary Emergency Clinic: investigation of students perceptions and self-efficacy beliefs

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At the University of Copenhagen, companion animal emergency medicine is taught in a clinical environment after students’ completion of basic theoretical and clinical courses. Students are often anxious about emergency shift partici-pation and the prospect of being the responsible veterinarian in emergency sit-uations. This study aimed to investigate whether inclusion of virtual patients in addition to real-life patients would increase students’ perceived self-efficacy in emergency medicine. Sixty-seven students were divided into two groups, one of which participated in regular emergency rotations, while the other also learned in a Virtual Emergency Clinic (VEC). Participating students were given a ques-tionnaire regarding course experience and self-efficacy, with responses on a 10-point Likert scale. The VEC group expressed a higher level of knowledge and sig-nificantly higher level of exposure to and ability to handle emergency patients. In addition, virtual problem-based learning appeared to increase veterinary students’ self-efficacy with regard to managing emergency patients in their fu-ture careers.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Artikelnummer25
TidsskriftDansk Universitetspaedagogisk Tidsskrift
Vol/bind13
Udgave nummer25
Sider (fra-til)120-133
Antal sider13
ISSN1901-5089
StatusUdgivet - 2018

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