Teaching maintenance of medical devices in simulation centers: A pilot study

Daniel Alejandro Quiroga Torres, Antonio Miguel Cruz, Ana Maria Presiga, Nestor Flórez Luna

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Abstract

This paper aims to measure what the students’ perceived learning outcome achievements are after finishing medical devices courses I and II. This is a pre- post-test with no control group study design. Twenty-four students doing medical devices courses I and II with a test in the simulation center of a Biomedical Engineering Program participated in this pilot study. A paper-based survey composed of a demographic and 5-point Likert (“1” is strongly disagree and “5” is strongly agree) measured the students’ perceived learning outcome achievements after exposing them to medical devices courses. A Wilcoxon signedrank test and Mann-Whitney U Test statistics were conducted to test the two hypotheses of this study. Our analysis showed statistically significant results between the pre-survey sum mean and SD: 7.50, 1.31; and between the post-survey mean and SD: 8.56, 1.15, p=0.015, indicating the students’ perceived learning outcome achievements after putting them through medical devices courses I and II had significantly improved by the end of the courses. Also, no statistically significant results were found between the post-survey mean and SD: 4.37, 0.57 learning outcome perceptions or between the students’ actual marks mean and SD: 4.58, 0.18, p=0.28), indicating no differences between what the students perceived they had learned compared with what they had really learned.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication7th Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB 2016
PublisherSpringer
Pages30-33
Number of pages4
Volume60
ISBN (Print)9789811040856
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Event7th Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB 2016 - Bucaramanga, Santander, Colombia
Duration: Oct 26 2016Oct 28 2016

Conference

Conference7th Latin American Congress on Biomedical Engineering, CLAIB 2016
CountryColombia
CityBucaramanga, Santander
Period10/26/1610/28/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Bioengineering

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