© 2016

Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education

  • Susan Bridges
  • Lap Ki Chan
  • Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver

Part of the Advances in Medical Education book series (AMEDUC, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Susan Bridges, Lap Ki Chan, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver
    Pages 1-6
  3. Educational Technologies in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Daniëlle M. L. Verstegen, Nynke de Jong, Jean van Berlo, Annemarie Camp, Karen D. Könings, Jeroen J. G. van Merriënboer et al.
      Pages 9-33
    3. Susan Bridges, Jun Jin, Michael Botelho
      Pages 35-55
    4. Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver, Jiyoon Jung, Susanne Lajoie, Yawen Yu, Jingyan Lu, Jeffrey Wiseman et al.
      Pages 57-77
    5. Maggi Savin-Baden, Terry Poulton, Chris Beaumont, Emily Conradi
      Pages 79-97
    6. Lap Ki Chan, Susan Bridges, Iain Doherty, Manwa Ng, Jun Jin, Neal Sharma et al.
      Pages 99-116
  4. Educational Technologies in Clinical Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Kristine Elliott, Terry Judd, Geoff McColl
      Pages 159-179
    3. Jeffrey Wiseman, Emmanuel G. Blanchard, Susanne Lajoie
      Pages 215-234
  5. Susan Bridges, Lap Ki Chan, Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver
    Pages E1-E4
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-265

About this book


This evidence-packed guide explores the growing importance of new technologies and situated learning in the vanguard of medical and health sciences education, backed by real-world clinical applications. Its dual emphasis on problem-based learning (PBL) and applied learning is reflected in the range of author perspectives, from understanding how technologies engage learners to implications for program design. Innovations covered range from wider and more targeted use of mobile devices and electronic medical records to video cases and virtual patients, in clinical contexts from family practice to specialized surgery. At the same time, chapters detail both the necessary hardware for putting these systems into place and the software needed to make them accessible to learners.


Among the featured topics:


  • Technology and group processes in PBL: An ethnographic study.
  • What is real?  Using problem-based learning in virtual worlds.
  • Are Wikipedia articles reliable learning resources in PBL curricula?
  • Utilizing mobile electronic health records in clinical education.
  • Measuring emotions in medicine: methodological and technological advances within authentic medical learning environments.
  • The deteriorating patient smartphone app: towards serious game design.


Medical/health sciences educators and researchers in educational technology will look to Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education to pinpoint current and future trends in an ever-important field.


Digital Patient Cases Educational Technologies Healthcare Practitioner Education Innovative Educational Technologies Interactive Whiteboards Technology in Medical Education

Editors and affiliations

  • Susan Bridges
    • 1
  • Lap Ki Chan
    • 2
  • Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong
  2. 2.Li Ka Shing Faculty of MedicineUniversity of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong
  3. 3.Graduate School of EducationRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

About the editors


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Educational Technologies in Medical and Health Sciences Education
  • Editors Susan Bridges
    Lap Ki Chan
    Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver
  • Series Title Advances in Medical Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Advs in Medical Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-08274-5
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-36115-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-08275-2
  • Series ISSN 2211-1298
  • Series E-ISSN 2211-1301
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXI, 265
  • Number of Illustrations 11 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Medical Education
    Educational Technology
    Learning & Instruction
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