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ERIC Number: EJ1128222
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8650
Refining the Eye: Dermatology and Visual Literacy
Zimmermann, Corinne; Huang, Jennifer T.; Buzney, Elizabeth A.
Journal of Museum Education, v41 n2 p116-122 2016
In 2014 the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and Harvard Medical School began a partnership focused on building visual literacy skills for dermatology residents in the Harvard Combined Dermatology Residency Program. "Refining the Eye: Art and Dermatology", a four session workshop, took place in the museum's galleries and utilized the Visual Thinking Strategies framework along with other visual training exercises. The week before the course commenced, participants took a one hour pre-test composed of the following: two medical images of dermatologic conditions, two art images, Communication Skills Attitudes Scale, and Budner's Tolerance of Ambiguity Scale. After completion of the course, participants took a one hour post-test composed of previously stated items. Results of these tests were compared to determine changes in observational skills, communication skills, and tolerance of ambiguity. A survey addressing their attitudes towards the course was also completed by the participants.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts (Boston)
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