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Latest News: New Method to test Medical Students real world competence

brain-boosteLearningworld News from Canada

Queen’s University professor Adam Szulewski, has developed a new assessment method for medical students that is based on more realworld results than traditional testing. The students are using eye-tracking glasses, while they are faced with tasks that requires immediate decisions. Professor Szulewski explains that this:  “…increases their cognitive load and puts a strain on working memory. We have shown that we can now measure cognitive load in an unobtrusive way during medical assessments.” The development of the method is in its initial stage and as it improves will enhance understanding of decision-making in medicine. Source: Queen’s University 

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