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Azcoitia MF, Farías SJA
Teaching-learning experience in laparoscopic surgery with undergraduate medical students
Cir Gen 2001; 23 (3)

Language: Español
References: 18
Page: 139-144
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Objective: To report on the educational strategies used and the results obtained from the teaching with a constructivist focus of the basic principles of laparoscopic surgery with second year medical students.
Design: Prospective, experimental, transversal, interventional study on medical education.
Setting: School of Medicine.
Material and methods: Teaching of basic laparoscopic surgery was introduced to the academic cycle August 98-June 99, in the Surgery I program. The course consisted of one hour of theory and a four-hour practical session for second year undergraduate students, who were subjected to an evaluation questionnaire at the beginning and end of the study. Results were compared with other students of the second, fourth, and fifth year who took the usual academic courses without introducing this variable.
Results: Significant learning with statistical validity was obtained in the problem group. At the end of the course, 98.3% of the students from the problem group had handled the equipment against 58.4% of those students that had finished their pre-graduate rotating internship.
Conclusion: Teaching of basic laparoscopic surgery at the undergraduate level is a novel concept but fundamental for the training of general physicians of excellence as required by the society of the new millennium. Introduction of these concepts is feasible during the basic cycles if adequate equipment and facilities are available and represents a more ethical option by doing the teaching in animals.

Key words: Medical education, laparoscopic surgery.


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