1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems

Research Article

Evaluation of Home Based Junior Doctor Medical Simulator

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3077,
        author={Aidan Sliney and David Murphy and David Phelan},
        title={Evaluation of Home Based Junior Doctor Medical Simulator},
        proceedings={1st International ICST Conference on Simulation Tools and Techniques for Communications, Networks and Systems},
        publisher={ICST},
        proceedings_a={SIMUTOOLS},
        year={2010},
        month={5},
        keywords={Medical Training Computer Assisted Learning Simulation Serious Games Support System},
        doi={10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3077}
    }
    
  • Aidan Sliney
    David Murphy
    David Phelan
    Year: 2010
    Evaluation of Home Based Junior Doctor Medical Simulator
    SIMUTOOLS
    ICST
    DOI: 10.4108/ICST.SIMUTOOLS2008.3077
Aidan Sliney1,*, David Murphy1,*, David Phelan1,*
  • 1: IMCLab, Dept of Computer Science, University College Cork, Ireland.
*Contact email: ajs2@student.cs.ucc.ie, d.murphy@cs.ucc.ie, dtp1@student.cs.ucc.ie

Abstract

This paper presents initial research on a home based junior doctor medical simulator (JDoc) to improve the efficiency of junior doctor training within the restrictions imposed by the European Working Time Directive (EWTD). Our goal is to make complex theoretical medical knowledge more accessible. We developed a high fidelity test framework JDoc. Our objective is to understand the potential for medical simulation in junior doctor training. The paper outlines the design process and the construction of the simulator as well as a small scale post-test usability study amongst junior doctors from which we can assess the benefits of JDoc.