Date of Award

5-1-2007

Degree Type

Restricted Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Field of Study

Clinical Research and Education: Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Department

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

First Advisor

Russell Gamber

Second Advisor

Shores

Third Advisor

Michael Oglesby

Abstract

IrvineMoore, LaPonna R. Integration of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine into Differential Diagnosis Training: A study evaluating teaching strategies and their influence on student learning. Master of Science in Clinical Research and Education, May 2007, 109 pp, 16 tables, 14 figures, bibliography 118 titles. This study compared traditional lecture versus a computer-based cognitive science-based approach in training 2nd year medical students to perform low back pain differential diagnosis with integrated osteopathic diagnoses and findings. Research subjects were tested on diagnostic capabilities and outcomes were compared. Students’ opinion and feedback was assessed through a computer-based questionnaire. Although the two groups performed equally with respect to overall mean and osteopathic diagnoses, the treatment group performed better on difficult questions. Eighty percent of student attitudes were positive toward computer-based learning and its utility in uniquely osteopathic concepts. Cognitive science-based teaching modalities may increase diagnostic competencies and positively affect learning of uniquely osteopathic concepts.

Comments

IrvineMoore, LaPonna R. Integration of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine into Differential Diagnosis Training: A study evaluating teaching strategies and their influence on student learning. Master of Science in Clinical Research and Education, May 2007, 109 pp, 16 tables, 14 figures, bibliography 118 titles W 4.5 I72I 2007

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