Teaching in Times of Crisis – What Have We Learned (so Far)?


Coronavirus disease has made an enormous impact on many fields of functioning, including the educational system. This impact was pronounced in higher educational system and accelerated the transition toward remote learning strategies in medical education, leading from traditional to online education during crisis. The aim of this article is to review the body of literature on medical education in the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as creating guidelines that can help improve and prepare the educational system for possible future crisis situations. A systematic review on the MEDLINE/PubMed database was performed on April 10th, 2022. We paired the terms "COVID-19", "coronavirus", "education", "training", "students" and "university" and the search initially yielded 220 articles. After examining effective literature, these studies showed that COVID-19 crisis has required to adapt student learning methods in order to improve and enable uninterrupted learning processes during the ongoing pandemic, mostly by implementing telemedicine-based training and virtual learning platform through webinars, virtual classroom, video and teleconferences, as well as online/mobile learning resources and simulation-based learning. Medical education in future will be complemented by multimedia elements and new strategies for using technologies for education. The advantages to innovation practices mainly included improved accessibility and implemention of new assessment techniques. Ensuring conditions for acquiring knowledge in a profession that cares of the well-being of others is always a priority and, although covid measures are becoming milder and do not have an enormous impact on education currently, some innovations that arose during the pandemic may be worth keeping.

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Gzim Redžepi, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Haris Ahmić, Special Hospital Primamed, Croatia
Marijan Vinogradac, Special Hospital Primamed, Croatia
Nina Predrijevac, Center for Youth Health, Croatia

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Conference: ECE2022
Stream: Teaching Experiences

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