Basel University (Project Leader)
Bern, Zurich and Geneva Universities
Business Partners: Didavis AG Hägendorf, Instruct AG Munich
Cranionline provides the teaching material for the area of masticatory
apparatus surgery for the 4th and 5th years of dental medicine. Individual
modules can be borrowed for 3rd and 6th-year students of human medicine.
Cranio-maxillo-facial surgery in particular is dealt with in addition
to theoretical fundamentals.
Problem-oriented frontal teaching is interspersed with virtual course
modules. Lectures are digitally recorded and made available online to
participants as a video stream, together with the presented Powerpoint
charts. Demonstrations with patients take place interactively in frontal
teaching, using 3D presentation technology. Students are also confronted
with other patient cases which they have to work on in the online practice
system. In addition, they do a virtual OP practical. The therapy is described
with the help of digital video films and expert commentaries as well as
illustrated texts and multimedia, animated teaching diagrams. The movies
are shot from the operator’s viewpoint. A 360-degree panorama of
the operating theatre gives participants the feeling that they are seeing
the operations "live" on the spot.
Cranionline ends with a test for which credit points are awarded.