Medical student knowledge regarding radiology before and after a radiological anatomy module: implications for vertical integration and self-directed learning.

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dc.contributor.author Murphy, Kevin P.
dc.contributor.author Crush, Lee
dc.contributor.author O'Malley, Eoin
dc.contributor.author Daly, Fergus E.
dc.contributor.author O'Tuathaigh, Colm M. P.
dc.contributor.author O'Connor, Owen J.
dc.contributor.author Cryan, John F.
dc.contributor.author Maher, Michael M.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-04-25T15:07:59Z
dc.date.available 2018-04-25T15:07:59Z
dc.date.issued 2014-10-10
dc.identifier.citation Murphy, K. P., Crush, L., O’Malley, E., Daly, F. E., O’Tuathaigh, C. M. P., O’Connor, O. J., Cryan, J. F. and Maher, M. M. (2014) 'Medical student knowledge regarding radiology before and after a radiological anatomy module: implications for vertical integration and self-directed learning', Insights into Imaging, 5(5), pp. 629-634. doi: 10.1007/s13244-014-0346-0 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 5 en
dc.identifier.startpage 629 en
dc.identifier.endpage 634 en
dc.identifier.issn 1869-4101
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5877
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s13244-014-0346-0
dc.description.abstract Objectives: To examine the impact that anatomy-focused radiology teaching has on non-examined knowledge regarding radiation safety and radiology as a specialty. Methods: First-year undergraduate medical students completed surveys prior to and after undertaking the first-year anatomy programme that incorporates radiological anatomy. Students were asked opinions on preferred learning methodology and tested on understanding of radiology as a specialty and radiation safety. Results: Pre-module and post-module response rates were 93 % (157/168) and 85 % (136/160), respectively. Pre-module and post-module, self-directed learning (SDL) ranked eighth (of 11) for preferred gross-anatomy teaching formats. Correct responses regarding radiologist/radiographer roles varied from 28-94 % on 16 questions with 4/16 significantly improving post-module. Identification of modalities that utilise radiation significantly improved for five of eight modalities post-module but knowledge regarding relative amount of modality-specific radiation use was variable pre-module and post-module. Conclusions: SDL is not favoured as an anatomy teaching method. Exposure of students to a radiological anatomy module delivered by senior clinical radiologists improved basic knowledge regarding ionising radiation use, but there was no improvement in knowledge regarding radiation exposure relative per modality. A possible explanation is that students recall knowledge imparted in didactic lectures but do little reading around the subject when the content is not examined. Teaching Points: Self-directed learning is not favoured as a gross anatomy teaching format amongst medical students; An imaging anatomy-focused module improved basic knowledge regarding ionising radiation use; Detailed knowledge of modality-specific radiation exposure remained suboptimal post-module; Knowledge of roles within a clinical radiology department showed little change post-module. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Published in cooperation with the European Society of Radiology en
dc.rights © The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Radiology en
dc.subject Medical student en
dc.subject Radiologist en
dc.subject Radiographer en
dc.subject Radiation dose en
dc.title Medical student knowledge regarding radiology before and after a radiological anatomy module: implications for vertical integration and self-directed learning. en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Owen O'Connor, Medicine , University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: oj.oconnor@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2018-04-23T16:39:16Z
dc.description.version Published Version en
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dc.internal.pmid 25107581
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Insights into Imaging en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress oj.oconnor@ucc.ie en


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© The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited. Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as © The Author(s) 2014. This article is published with open access at Springerlink.com. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits any use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author(s) and the source are credited.
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