In this project, we aimed to leverage the clinical experience of medical students in the urology rotation with a Hybrid Learning Model.
Activities, process and outcomes
We developed 10 eLearning modules and 20 eLearning cases covering various urological conditions. The Hybrid Learning Model was incorporated into our medical teaching. Medical students were first advised to watch the eLearning modules themselves. Four sessions of urology tutorials were arranged to discuss about the eLearning cases. The principal supervisor and co-supervisor of this project guided the students throughout the discussions.
Deliverables and evaluation
The Hybrid Learning Model was successfully implemented and incorporated into our medical teaching. We were able to collect 153 completed surveys from our medical students. The majority of the students agreed that the number, duration and content of eLearning modules were appropriate. The majority of the students agreed that the difficulties of the cases were appropriate and the tutor was able to guide them through the case discussions. The majority of the students agreed that the Hybrid Learning Model was able to help them apply the acquired knowledge into clinical practice and allowed a more in-depth understanding about the conditions being taught.
Dissemination, diffusion, impact and sharing of good practices
The eLearning modules were uploaded to the Blackboard. The results of this project were presented in two educational conferences. With the promising results of our project, this learning model might be extended to other surgical subspecialties.