Design principles for virtual patients: a focus group study among students.

  title={Design principles for virtual patients: a focus group study among students.},
  author={S{\"o}ren Huwendiek and Friedrich Reichert and H Bosse and Bas A De leng and Cees P. M. van der Vleuten and Martin Haag and Georg Friedrich Hoffmann and Burkhard T{\"o}nshoff},
  journal={Medical education},
  volume={43 6},
OBJECTIVES This study aimed to examine what students perceive as the ideal features of virtual patient (VP) design in order to foster learning with a special focus on clinical reasoning. METHODS A total of 104 Year 5 medical students worked through at least eight VPs representing four different designs during their paediatric clerkship. The VPs were presented in two modes and differed in terms of the authenticity of the user interface (with or without graphics support), predominant question… CONTINUE READING

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