Human patient simulation to teach medical physiology concepts: A model evolved during eight years

Main Article Content

Gabi N Waite Ellen F Hughes Roy W Geib Taihung Duong

Abstract

Worldwide, the use of human patient simulators in medical education has expanded rapidly as a means of enhancing the clinical and emergency response skills of health care students in a risk-free environment. The use of patient simulation for teaching of medical basic science concepts, however, is still in its infancy. At our medical school, ten years ago we had relatively inexpensive access to a high fidelity patient simulator which we used for teaching in the following courses: anatomy, medical immunology, and medical physiology. When this situation changed five years ago with the building of an education simulation center, the cost-to-benefit ratio for the use of simulators during the physiology class had to be reevaluated (anatomy and medical immunology discontinued simulation teaching after three years). This Best Practice paper presents our use and learning outcomes of low and high fidelity simulation for the past four years as part of a flipped physiology learning model and discusses its potential for widespread adoption for medical science teaching.


Article Details

How to Cite
Waite, G., Hughes, E., Geib, R., & Duong, T. (2013). Human patient simulation to teach medical physiology concepts: A model evolved during eight years. Journal of Teaching and Learning With Technology, 2(2), 79-89. Retrieved from https://scholarworks.iu.edu/journals/index.php/jotlt/article/view/3987
Section
Articles
Author Biographies

Gabi N Waite, Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute

Department of Cellular and Integrative Physiology

Associate Professor

Ellen F Hughes, Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine - Terre Haute

Teaching Associate

Roy W Geib, Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine - Terre Haute

Alvin S. Levine Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Taihung Duong, Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine - Terre Haute

Associate Dean and Director