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A Video-Based Introductory EEG Curriculum for Neurology Residents and Other EEG Learners.

TitleA Video-Based Introductory EEG Curriculum for Neurology Residents and Other EEG Learners.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsMoeller JJ, Farooque P, Leydon G, Dominguez M, Schwartz ML, R Sadler M
JournalMedEdPORTAL
Volume13
Pagination10570
Date Published2017 Apr 17
ISSN2374-8265
Abstract

Introduction: It is difficult to provide standardized formal education in EEG because of time limitations and the availability of expert teachers. Video-based miniature lectures are a useful way to standardize the foundational principles of EEG and support learning during EEG/epilepsy rotations.

Methods: A curriculum of 10 EEG teaching videos was developed based on concepts outlined in the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Neurology Milestones. The videos were short (6-17 minutes) and made available to residents rotating through an EEG/epilepsy rotation in two neurology residency programs. Residents were instructed to review the videos and then apply their newly learned skills during EEG reading sessions. A survey about the process was completed at the end of the year.

Results: Twenty-one residents participated in the curriculum, and 15 (71%) responded to the survey. Two-thirds of respondents (10/15) said that they watched all of the videos, and 87% (13/15) watched at least half of the videos. All of the respondents used the videos as introductions to EEG concepts, and approximately half of respondents returned to the videos as a refresher after the rotation was over. Nearly all respondents either agreed or strongly agreed that the curriculum was a useful component of the rotation and helped them to understand difficult concepts. All strongly agreed that they would recommend the curriculum to other residents.

Discussion: A video-based approach to EEG teaching could complement existing curricula and ensure that learners have access to foundational miniature lectures when and where they need them.

DOI10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10570
Alternate JournalMedEdPORTAL
PubMed ID30800772
PubMed Central IDPMC6342517

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