Journal article

The Equivalency of the Binocular Indirect Ophthalmoscope Simulator to Peer Practice: A Pilot Study.

Amanda Douglass, Kwang Meng Cham, Alexandra Jaworski, Alissa Maillet, Anthea Cochrane, James A Armitage

Optom Vis Sci | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2021

Abstract

SIGNIFICANCE: Optometric educators are constantly looking for learning and teaching approaches to improve clinical skills training. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has made educators scrutinise the time allocated to face-to-face teaching and practice. Simulation learning is an option, but its use must first be evaluated against traditional learning methods. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to compare the training of binocular indirect ophthalmoscopy skills achieved by students and optometrists through deliberate practice on the Eyesi Indirect Ophthalmoscope simulator with deliberate practice using a peer. METHODS: Students and optometrists were randomly allocated to practice on eith..

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