ERIC Number: ED032752
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Report on Research into the Effectiveness of Medical Television Programmes, February, 1966 - July, 1967.
London Univ. (England).
A study was initiated to assess the effectiveness of broadcast television in the post-medical education of practicing doctors in Britain. High quality programs presenting new medical knowledge were broadcast in an effort to promote continuing education of general practitioners working away from centers of medical sciences. Studies using mailed questionnaires and interviews to assess the breadth and reaction of the viewing audience revealed that a remarkably low number of doctors (7% to 21%) tuned in the programs. Reactions from sample panels of viewers tended to be unspecific. Although the study is small, sporadic and not statistically significant, making it impossible to draw conclusions about defects in particular programs, the overall conclusion is that the programs were not having a serious educational impact. (BB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Audiences, Educational Television, Medical Services, Occupational Surveys, Physicians, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Education, Professional Training, Questionnaires, Refresher Courses, Television, Television Surveys, Television Viewing
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: London Univ. (England).
Identifiers: British Broadcasting Corporation; Independent Television