E-learning in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases

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Sayıner A. A., Ergönül E.

Clinical Microbiology and Infection, vol.27, pp.1589-1594, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.cmi.2021.05.010
  • Journal Name: Clinical Microbiology and Infection
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, EMBASE, Environment Index, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Public Affairs Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.1589-1594
  • Keywords: Clinical microbiology, Continuing education, Distance education, E-learning, Infectious diseases, Medical education, Online learning, Training programs, MEDICAL-EDUCATION
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


© 2021 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious DiseasesBackground: Becoming and staying competent is a challenge in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases because of dramatic increases in medical knowledge, discovery of new pathogens, emerging infections, new resistance mechanisms and laboratory techniques. E-learning is an effective way of meeting educational needs by providing more efficient and flexible training. E-learning resources have become more important to acquire new knowledge and skills, especially at a time of physical distancing. Objectives: This review aims to summarize the implementation of e-learning in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases with references to existing examples and resources. Sources: Literature and online resources for e-learning, online teaching/education in medical education, clinical microbiology and infectious diseases. Content: The principles and common methods of e-learning and frequently used digital tools are described. For all aspects of e-learning/distance learning, available resources and examples of applications in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases are presented. Implications: The techniques, tools and resources described in this article should be considered for the development and implementation of e-learning programmes in clinical microbiology and infectious disease training.