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January 16, 2009

Assessment: EMQ's MCQ's and all that Jazz…

Writing about web page http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/4/23

I was pleased to read the review by Coderre et al. BMC Medical Education 2004 4:23 doi:10.1186/1472-6920-4-23.

Its admirable that they publish under a CC licence, which means I can help to explain the key aspects of some of their work, namely diagnostic reasoning namely

  • Hypothetico-deductive
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Scheme based

This might seem pretty obvious, but they can all be useful. House (the famous TV Doc) uses good examples of all 3. Ruling in and out diagnoses based on facts, recognising patterns, and applying his detailed knowledge of disease across different specialities to solve difficult issues.

Schemes are when clinicians break different problems down into manageable chunks. Corderre viewed this as follows in the diagram below (original at http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6920/4/23).

Scheme based diagnostic Reasoning

What does all this mean? Research needed....


January 04, 2009

How to lose your google pagerank in 1 day…

Writing about web page http://www.medicaleducator.co.uk/index.php

Well, we've just updated our website to integrate the blog into the main pages... unfortunately it seems to have obliterated our domains Pagerank info which is a bit of a disaster! Oh well, back to the drawing board from that side!


Looks like we're going to have to work harder....

If anyone wants to give us a bit of feedback about what they think about the site design, feel free to drop a comment!



October 15, 2008

Medical Education Websites

Writing about web page http://medicaleducator.co.uk/

Welcome to my Warwick Blog. Its essentaily a sounding board for some educational developments.

Over the past 4 months Ive been involved in development of a medical education website:

We provide 

Id be interested to hear peoples comments on the site and what we're trying to achieve. We're looking to deliver the best content for student exam revision.



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