The use of technology in healthcare education: a literature review

Grimwood, Tom and Snell, Laura (2020) The use of technology in healthcare education: a literature review. MedEdPublish, 9 (1).

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Abstract

This paper presents a literature review into the use of technology in healthcare education. A search of three electronic databases resulted in 20 articles for inclusion in the review. The articles were synthesised into a narrative review. The review identified four key themes across the literature: the types of technologies used in healthcare education; the integration of technology into the healthcare curriculum; the skills and knowledge of the healthcare educators; and the benefits of using technology for the learners. The literature demonstrated that a wide range of technologies are now used within healthcare education, and this requires educators to adapt their practice and develop their technical skills to be competent users. The successful integration of technology into healthcare curriculums can be beneficial for healthcare learners by developing their clinical and professional skills, and enhancing their learning experience.

Item Type: Article
Journal / Publication Title: MedEdPublish
ISSN: 23127996
Departments: Health and Social Care Evaluations (HASCE)
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2020 12:09
Last Modified: 08 Jul 2020 16:51
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5615

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