Review Article
Volume 4 Issue 8 - 2020
Computer-based Simulation and Online Teaching Netiquette in the Time of COVID 19
Lateef F*
Senior Consultant, Department of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital and Professor, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School and Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore and Director, SingHealth Duke NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS), Singapore
*Corresponding Author: Lateef F, Senior Consultant, Dept of Emergency Medicine, Singapore General Hospital, Professor, Duke NUS Graduate Medical School, Professor, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Director, SingHealth Duke NUS Institute of Medical Simulation (SIMS), Singapore.
Received: June 27, 2020; Published: July 06, 2020


COVID 19 posed multiple challenges in various domains of medical education. One of these was the inability to conduct face to face training and teaching, which had always been the norm and cornerstone of medical education. Utilizing the concepts of simulation-based learning, computer-based learning and simulation, the use of virtual patients with problem-based learning, we embarked on training the medical students who could not be physically posted to work in the clinical environment in view of the risks involved with the COVID pandemic.

In this paper, the author shares the concept of computer-based simulation to meet the set learning objectives, the administrative support, the roles and responsibilities of faculty and facilitators. The issue of fidelity as well as interfacing is also highlighted in maximizing the experience of the learners, who are part of a virtual team. Computer-based simulation can also be an effective tool to enhance critical thinking and clinical reasoning capabilities.

With the greater load of training being conducted online, it is also timely to remind faculty of the netiquette of online and virtual teaching. It refers to a set of core rules that outlines what should and should not be done online, in maintaining common courtesy.

Keywords: Computer-Based Simulation; Virtual Patients; Equivalence Hypothesis; Fidelity; Simulation


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Citation: Lateef F. “Computer-based Simulation and Online Teaching Netiquette in the Time of COVID 19”. EC Emergency Medicine and Critical Care 4.8 (2020): 84-91.

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