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IMPLEMENTATION OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN PATHOLOGY: IMPACT OF HIPON PROJECT CONCEPT AND ATTAINMENT


Abstract

Background: In pathology training, one of the current hardest and most important tasks is the conversion of the extensive amount of available data into medical experience. This challenge is linked with an innovative project entitled “ICT emodules on HistoPathology: a valuable online tool for students, researchers and professionals - HIPON”.

Aim & Objectives: The project has resulted in a multi-language e-learning platform which aims to imprint professional experience in a way that medical students, researchers and professionals can develop their own necessary practical dexterities in the huge field of modern Pathology.

Methods: The basic concept underling HIPON’s methodology is the introduction of experiential learning based on real cases. Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences; the key element is the student, and knowledge is gained as a result of being personally involved in the pedagogical approach. 

Results: By implementing experiential learning, there is a move to a more student-centered view of learning. The educator’s most important responsibility becomes to search out and construct meaningful educational experiences that allow students to solve real-world problems; the result is that any abstract, inert knowledge that students used to memorize from dusty textbooks comes alive as they participate in the practical application of knowledge.

Conclusion: HIPON provides an innovative platform which introduces medical experience in diagnostic practical issues of Pathology. Experiential learning offers rich opportunities for learning for participants and teachers/facilitators. Choosing powerful activities that increase learner involvement, following the experiential learning cycle in reflecting, generalizing and applying learning, giving and receiving valuable feedback in the moment, greatly increase learning retention and the quality of learning for HIPON e platform users.

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IMPLEMENTATION OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN PATHOLOGY: IMPACT OF HIPON PROJECT CONCEPT AND ATTAINMENT


Author Information

Andreas C. Lazaris Corresponding Author

1st Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Olga Riccioni

Medical School, La Sapienza University of Rome

Maria Solomou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Ilias Nikolakopoulos

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Evangelia Vemmou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Stefanos Karamaroudis

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Maria-Evanthia Sotirianakou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Charalambos Vrasidas

CARDET, Center for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus

Goce Armenski

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" University, Skopje, FYROM

Sven Seiwerth

Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

J. Han J.M. Van Krieken

Department of Pathology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Efstratios S. Patsouris

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece


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  • Author Information
    Andreas C. Lazaris

    1st Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

    Olga Riccioni Corresponding Author

    Medical School, La Sapienza University of Rome

    Maria Solomou

    1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Ilias Nikolakopoulos

    1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Evangelia Vemmou

    1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Stefanos Karamaroudis

    1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Maria-Evanthia Sotirianakou

    1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Charalambos Vrasidas

    CARDET, Center for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus

    Goce Armenski

    Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" University, Skopje, FYROM

    Sven Seiwerth

    Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

    J. Han J.M. Van Krieken

    Department of Pathology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

    Efstratios S. Patsouris

    1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Poster Information
    Meeting

    First International Online BioMedical Conference September 09, 2015 - September 12, 2015

    Publication history

    Received by Cureus: September 09, 2015
    Published: September 09, 2015

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    This is an open access poster distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Abstract

Background: In pathology training, one of the current hardest and most important tasks is the conversion of the extensive amount of available data into medical experience. This challenge is linked with an innovative project entitled “ICT emodules on HistoPathology: a valuable online tool for students, researchers and professionals - HIPON”.

Aim & Objectives: The project has resulted in a multi-language e-learning platform which aims to imprint professional experience in a way that medical students, researchers and professionals can develop their own necessary practical dexterities in the huge field of modern Pathology.

Methods: The basic concept underling HIPON’s methodology is the introduction of experiential learning based on real cases. Experiential learning is a process through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences; the key element is the student, and knowledge is gained as a result of being personally involved in the pedagogical approach. 

Results: By implementing experiential learning, there is a move to a more student-centered view of learning. The educator’s most important responsibility becomes to search out and construct meaningful educational experiences that allow students to solve real-world problems; the result is that any abstract, inert knowledge that students used to memorize from dusty textbooks comes alive as they participate in the practical application of knowledge.

Conclusion: HIPON provides an innovative platform which introduces medical experience in diagnostic practical issues of Pathology. Experiential learning offers rich opportunities for learning for participants and teachers/facilitators. Choosing powerful activities that increase learner involvement, following the experiential learning cycle in reflecting, generalizing and applying learning, giving and receiving valuable feedback in the moment, greatly increase learning retention and the quality of learning for HIPON e platform users.

Andreas C. Lazaris

1st Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

For correspondence:
alazaris@med.uoa.gr

Olga Riccioni

Medical School, La Sapienza University of Rome

Maria Solomou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Ilias Nikolakopoulos

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Evangelia Vemmou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Stefanos Karamaroudis

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Maria-Evanthia Sotirianakou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Charalambos Vrasidas

CARDET, Center for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus

Goce Armenski

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" University, Skopje, FYROM

Sven Seiwerth

Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

J. Han J.M. Van Krieken

Department of Pathology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Efstratios S. Patsouris

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Andreas C. Lazaris

1st Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

For correspondence:
alazaris@med.uoa.gr

Olga Riccioni

Medical School, La Sapienza University of Rome

Maria Solomou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Ilias Nikolakopoulos

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Evangelia Vemmou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Stefanos Karamaroudis

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Maria-Evanthia Sotirianakou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Charalambos Vrasidas

CARDET, Center for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus

Goce Armenski

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" University, Skopje, FYROM

Sven Seiwerth

Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

J. Han J.M. Van Krieken

Department of Pathology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Efstratios S. Patsouris

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Andreas C. Lazaris

1st Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

For correspondence:
alazaris@med.uoa.gr

Olga Riccioni

Medical School, La Sapienza University of Rome

Maria Solomou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Ilias Nikolakopoulos

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Evangelia Vemmou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Stefanos Karamaroudis

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Maria-Evanthia Sotirianakou

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

Charalambos Vrasidas

CARDET, Center for the Advancement of Research & Development in Educational Technology, Nicosia, Cyprus

Goce Armenski

Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering, "Ss. Cyril and Methodius" University, Skopje, FYROM

Sven Seiwerth

Institute of Pathology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia

J. Han J.M. Van Krieken

Department of Pathology, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Efstratios S. Patsouris

1st Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, The National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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