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Thursday, July 30 • 12:45pm - 1:15pm
P59: Learning Medical Abbreviations on Instagram

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Background:
Students spend most of their time on social networking everyday. We believe that by utilizing social network platform can help engaging students in learning.

Summary of Work:
We aimed at providing easy to use and mobile friendly learning materials for students to be familiarized with various medical abbreviations in order to interpret information efficiently. In this project we developed an e-learning model for learning medical abbreviations. This model included a self-learning webpage and an Instagram account (@marscuhk) that introduced 90 medical abbreviations.

Summary of Result :
We received feedbacks and pre/post project survey data from over 100 Pharmacy year 3 and other Faculty of Medicines students of different disciplines. Nearly 90% of interviewed students use Instagram as their major social media platform.

In addition, they agreed that the website and Instagram account and their contents were useful and helpful for them in following areas: communicate with other healthcare professionals during clinical clerkship (Pharmacy students:+28%, p=0.0002, other students :+24.4%, p= 0.0003); helpful to explain to patients (Pharmacy students: +20%, p=0.001388, other students : +22.1%, p= 0.0007); increased their knowledge (Pharmacy students : 18.4% , p=0.0014, other students : +12.7%, p= 0.0291)

Discussion & Conclusion:
Students’ feedbacks and survey figures indicated that the model did help their learning and the project completed satisfactorily.

Take-home Message:
Providing innovative and interesting learning methods to students can improve their attitude and motivation on complicated subjects.

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Thursday July 30, 2020 12:45pm - 1:15pm HKT
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