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ERIC Number: EJ768665
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-0158-7919
Online Medical Diagnosis and Training in Rural Mongolia
Amarsaikhan, Dashtseren; Lkhagvasuren, Tserenkhuu; Oyun, Sanjaa; Batchuluun, Batpurev
Distance Education, v28 n2 p195-211 Aug 2007
This article has two major objectives. Firstly, the need for distance education (DE) in Mongolia's health sector is examined. A project is reported with the general objective of initiating research, development, and experimentation in distance-based medical diagnosis and consultancy, and in DE for rural medical doctors using Internet-based applications. The project's specific objectives (2003-2006) were to: (1) Establish distance diagnosis centers at the Health Sciences University of Mongolia in Ulaanbaatar and at medical centers in three selected rural areas; (2) Investigate, assess, and adapt various medical distance diagnosis technologies using the low bandwidth Internet available in rural areas of Mongolia, and to train medical specialists in these methods; (3) Train the project's instructors in web-based teaching technologies and methodologies; (4) Prepare new web-based training materials for the continuous education of rural doctors; and (5) Evaluate the project, and formulate recommendations for the continuous training of doctors and the introduction of telemedicine and distance diagnosis methods. In conclusion, recommendations are made for future DE policies and practices in Mongolian medical education. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Mongolia