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Developments in Educational Biomedical Courses, Meetings and Symposia

Fernandez Carro, A (Research Unit General Yagüe Hospital at Burgos, Spain)
Douglas, M (Cambridge, New Zealand)
Da Costa, A (Clementino Fraga Filho University Hospital at Rio de Janeiro, Brasil)
Lopez, M (Clínica Ubármin at Navarra, Spain)

Contact Person: A Fernández Carro (afcarro@bio.hgy.es)


The use of the Internet as an information resource is increasingly becoming useful as a tool for educators, government, and business sectors alike. Training medical informatics students in the use of tools that may assist their future careers is only one component of what we feel is required of a successful course.

Collaboration with colleagues, research groups, discussion lists or news groups can be a valuable use of the Internet. Interactive discussions are possible using Internet Relay Chat or other conferencing software. The grouping of scientists according to their field of expertise on Virtual Communities of users, allows through the different intergrated telematic resources available in Uninet an easy and appealing access to them.

Developed form all over the world, in Uninet, there are regularly held sessions, discussions, conferences, meetings etc, covering various biomedical disciplines including the history of Medicine. Some of which are updating courses within the field of continuing education. The communication amongst professionals from about 70 countries, all of whom belong to Uninet with the sole aim of teaching and learning, create a rich environment. As well after the theoric lessons questions and discussion will be achieved. The courses will be recorded in a web page in order to be looked up at anytime or to be saved in a diskette or PC.

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Presentation Number SAlopez0391
Keywords: Biomedical, Irc, Courses

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Fernandez Carro, A; Douglas, M; Da Costa, A; Lopez, M; (1998). Developments in Educational Biomedical Courses, Meetings and Symposia. Presented at INABIS '98 - 5th Internet World Congress on Biomedical Sciences at McMaster University, Canada, Dec 7-16th. Invited Symposium. Available at URL http://www.mcmaster.ca/inabis98/coma/lopez0391/index.html
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