The Impact Of Introducing Virtual Slides As A Replacement For Powerpoint Presentations In The Students’ Microscopy Labs

  • Adrian Vaduva University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania
  • R. Cornea University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania
  • M. Cornianu University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania
  • I. Mihai University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania
  • A. Muresan University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania
  • O. Vita University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania
  • M. Derban University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania
  • A. Jurescu University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania
  • A. Gheju University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania
  • S. Taban University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania
  • C. Lazureanu University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania
  • C. Duta County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Surgery, Timisoara, Romania
  • F. Lazar County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Surgery, Timisoara, Romania
  • A. Dema University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes”, Morphopathology, Timisoara, Romania County Emergency Hospital, Timisoara, Romania

Abstract

Introduction/ Background

The medical school students in Timisoara, Romania have been studying pathology slides in microscopy labs according to a protocol which uses classical PowerrPoint presentations as guides for understanding the microscopic features of diseases, followed by individual examination of the glass slides under the microscope.

Aims

We aimed to assess the impact of replacing those presentations with virtual slides (VS).

Methods

In the middle of the semester, for the benign tumors microscopy lab, which is presented over the course of 2 weeks, we used 3 VS, while the other 3 slides were presented in the classical PowerPoint manner. All attending students from the 3rd year of the Medical School of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Victor Babes” Timisoara were asked to fill out an anonymous questionnaire at the end of the lab, in which they graded the difficulty in identifying lesions, chose the best/least understood lesion and pointed out the best manner of presentation.

Results

431 valid questionnaires were collected. 52.9% of the students indicated one of the 3 VS as the best understood lesion, while 59.62% chose a different VS as a least understood one. One VS was also the top best (113/332 votes) while another the least understood (34/126 votes) lesion. 74.01% students agreed that VS helped them understand the microscopic criteria better, while 74.71% would like VS to be used in the labs to come.

Conclusion: VS were appreciated by the students as a novelty and a more impressing way of studying pathology slides, but did not dramatically improve the easiness with which they identify and understand the lesions.

 

Work supported by the project „Studiu multicentric privind utilizarea abordului robotic în corelarea scăderii nivelului de adipokine circulante din obezitate cu riscul apariţiei cancerului pelvin < ROBOCAPE >” - ID 1846 / Cod SMIS 48478 - POSCCE

 

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VADUVA, Adrian et al. The Impact Of Introducing Virtual Slides As A Replacement For Powerpoint Presentations In The Students’ Microscopy Labs. Diagnostic Pathology, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 8, june 2016. ISSN 2364-4893. Available at: <http://www.diagnosticpathology.eu/content/index.php/dpath/article/view/182>. Date accessed: 27 nov. 2020. doi: https://doi.org/10.17629/www.diagnosticpathology.eu-2016-8:182.

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