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ABSTRACT The timely and accurate detection of pathogens is a critical aid in the study of the epidemiology and biology of plant diseases. In the case of regulated organisms, the availability of a sensitive and reliable assay is essential when trying to achieve early detection of the pathogen. We developed and tested a real-time, nested polymerase chain(More)
The iterative development of the Falls Risk Assessment and Management System (FRAMS) drew upon research evidence and early consumer and clinician input through focus groups, interviews, direct observations, and an online questionnaire. Clinical vignettes were used to validate the clinical model and program logic, input, and output. The information model was(More)
BACKGROUND While institutions have been keen to integrate information and communication technologies into medical education, little is known about the technological experiences of the current cohort of so-called 'Net Generation' students. AIMS This study investigated the technological experiences of medical students and determined whether there were(More)
AIMS To evaluate the effectiveness of a national approach to prescribing education on health professional students' prescribing and therapeutics knowledge, across multiple disciplines. METHODS In a university examination setting, 83 medical, 40 pharmacy and 13 nurse practitioner students from three different universities completed a set of multiple choice(More)
The Internet and computers have brought immense change in how society deals with information. Uptake of these technologies has been disjointed and has occurred in a non-uniform way among general practitioners, compared with other professionals. Information mastery is a key 21st century skill that GPs should acquire. Applying "change management" concepts may(More)
INTRODUCTION This paper evaluates usage of discussion forums forming part of an integrated online learning environment that supplements a face to face general practice registrar training program. METHOD Basic general practice registrars were given training in the use of the online learning environment, which was explicitly linked to their other(More)
AIM To examine the perceptions, knowledge and reported intended practice of prostate cancer screening by general practice registrars. METHOD A descriptive study using a mail survey of all Victorian general practice registrars and supplementary interviews. RESULTS The response rate to the questionnaire was 74% (n = 148). The reported correct answer for(More)
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