REVIEW OF THE CUTTING-EDGE TECHNOLOGY EMPLOYED IN MEDICAL EDUCATION
University of Salamanca (SPAIN)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:The new technologies have astonishingly advanced in the last few decades. There are more and more Medical Schools adopting new tools to teach Medicine or even to offer a range of courses for professionals. Not all of them accept these technologies at same level, but as a result, it seems that they will adopt more and more often the new technologies as part of their curriculum.
This paper wants to be a review of the state of the art technologies that have appeared on the market for the last decade. Overall, we want to describe the intended function of these new tools and how all of them have been adopted from Medical Schools. These new technologies try to meet most part of the demands of physicians and it is important to notice that the advanced technologies are enhanced faster than the education is able to adopt them. There could be different reasons for not embracing new technologies by Medical Schools. One of them could be the unawareness of these technologies. Other reason could be that the leaderships of Medical Schools do not feel confident about the effectiveness of these new methods or even the amount of money they have to invest in. This research also wants to explain different factors of these reasons and make a brief introduction of how they could be evolved in the future making the medical education a new revolutionary industry in continual progress. As a result, this paper offers a first approach that makes the biomedical engineering sector a very interesting field to explore and to be invested in, as they could lead physicians to be prepared for the digital environment where they will work on.
Keywords: Higher Education, mobile Apps, mhealth, technology, biomedical engineering, mobile devices.