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What can e-learning offer geriatric medicine in the UK?

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Ellen Tullo, Professor Julia NewtonORCiD, Dr Alison Clapp


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The expansion of e-learning in medical education is a reflection of the inherent advantages that technology can bring to teaching and learning. Geriatric medicine has taken advantage of some of the benefits associated with e-learning in terms of undergraduate education, specialty training and interdisciplinary training. However, there are further opportunities and challenges to be met for geriatric medicine to make the very most of e-learning. This review outlines the terminology associated with e-learning, summarizes the advantages and potential problems, and considers the evidence base for the efficacy of e-learning. Current use of e-learning amongst professional groups is summarized and recommendations made for expanding the use of e-learning for all healthcare professionals working with older people.

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Author(s): Tullo E, Newton J, Clapp A

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Reviews in Clinical Gerontology

Year: 2012

Volume: 22

Issue: 3

Pages: 235-242

Print publication date: 08/06/2012

ISSN (print): 0959-2598

ISSN (electronic): 1469-9036

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


DOI: 10.1017/S0959259812000081


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