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Pedagogical impact of a MOOC on surgical technique of kidney transplantation

Abstract : Objective: To evaluate the educational impact of a pilot MOOC (Massive Open Online Course), validated by the French College of Urology Teachers (FCUT), on the surgical technique of kidney transplantation. Materials and methods: We developed a MOOC on the surgical technique of kidney transplantation, based on a video of a surgical procedure, performed by an expert surgeon. The MOOC has been validated by the FCUT. We have created 2 student groups: 1) MOOC-pre-QCM group: visualization of the MOOC then answer to the MCQs and satisfaction questions; 2) MOOC-post-QCM group: answer to the MCQs then visualization of the MOOC then answers to the satisfaction questions. In total, 20 MCQs on the kidney transplantation technique were completed by the 2 groups. The answers were anonymous. Results: A total of 142 people answered the MCQs (MOOC-pre-QCM group (n=66) and MOOC-post-QCM group (n=76)). Twenty-nine percent (41/142) of the participants were fellows and 71 % (101/142) were residents. The proportion of fellows and residents was identical between the 2 groups. The rate of correct answers to the 20 MCQs was statistically higher in the MOOC-pre-QCM group, compared to the MOOC-post-QCM group (88.6 % versus 73.3 %, P<0.0001). Ninety-one percent of students found the MOOC "Very Useful" or "Useful". The median MOOC rating, given by students, was 8/10. Conclusion: This study showed a positive impact of the MOOC on theoretical knowledge of kidney transplantation surgical technique. This MOOC could serve as a pilot project for the development of other MOOCs on urological surgery. Level: 3.
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Thomas Prudhomme, Georges Karam, Mathieu Roumiguié, Florian Bardet, Féderico Sallusto, et al.. Pedagogical impact of a MOOC on surgical technique of kidney transplantation. Progrès en Urologie, Elsevier Masson, 2022, 32, pp.381 - 387. ⟨10.1016/j.purol.2021.11.001⟩. ⟨inserm-03655113⟩



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