A score methodology to assess concept maps in medical education in the context of pathophysiology teaching

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Abstract

The main objective of pathophysiology teaching is to facilitate the learning of mechanisms of diseases and the understanding of their expressions in patients (symptoms, signs and tests). This objective requires the application of basic biomedical science to explain the abnormalities expressed by the patients. The capacity to integrate this new organization of knowledge is essential to the understanding of pathophysiological mechanisms, which explain expressions of specific diseases. Our group has a longstanding experience in the teaching of pathophysiology to medical students using problem-based learning (PBL) and concept mapping (CM). This semestral discipline has a yearly intake of 190 students, divided into 18 tutorial groups and supported by 14 tutors. The students' learning progress is evaluated by their performance during the tutorial sessions and the CM methodology has been introduced as an additional tool to visualize the integration of knowledge and how it is displayed in the different pathophysiological mechanisms. Until now, the evaluation of CM has been qualitative and used as an additional assessment tool by the tutors. The presentation will show how we are changing this approach by training the tutors and developing a scoring methodology, together with a preliminary application of the score to selected maps.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHEAd 2020 - 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances
PublisherUniversitat Politecnica de Valencia
Pages867-874
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9788490488119
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances, HEAd 2020 - Valencia, Spain
Duration: 2 Jun 20205 Jun 2020

Publication series

NameInternational Conference on Higher Education Advances
Volume2020-June
ISSN (Electronic)2603-5871

Conference

Conference6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances, HEAd 2020
CountrySpain
CityValencia
Period2/06/205/06/20

Keywords

  • Concept maps
  • Critical thinking
  • Medical Education
  • Pathophysiology
  • Score

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    Fonseca, M., Oliveira, B., Martins, P., Neuparth, N., & Rendas, A. B. (2020). A score methodology to assess concept maps in medical education in the context of pathophysiology teaching. In HEAd 2020 - 6th International Conference on Higher Education Advances (pp. 867-874). (International Conference on Higher Education Advances; Vol. 2020-June). Universitat Politecnica de Valencia. https://doi.org/10.4995/HEAd20.2020.11163