Development of Diagnostic Skills in Dentistry Students using Gamified Virtual Patients

Sneyder M., Juan Gómez-Morantes, Carlos Parra, Angela Carrillo-Ramos, Adriana Camacho, Gloria Moreno

Abstract

The use of serious games, virtual patients, and other forms of digital learning technologies are starting to emerge in dentistry schools around the world. However, because of their novelty, there is still a need for literature discussing the different challenges of computer-supported education in this field. This paper presents the design, development, and pilot validation of a serious game for the development of diagnostic skills in dentistry students. Called RealTeeth, this game puts the student in a job interview context and asks him to diagnose 10 endondontic cases. Each case allows the student to follow 5 different diagnostic routes with different information and resources. At the end of the 10 cases, the student will receive a job offer in accordance with his or her performance on the cases. This game was tested with a cohort of student of the pre-clinic course of endodontics in the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia. The results of this pilot validation were positive in terms of user acceptance and attitude, reinforcing the potential of computer supported education in the field of dentistry.

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in Harvard Style

M. S., Gómez-Morantes J., Parra C., Carrillo-Ramos A., Camacho A. and Moreno G. (2019). Development of Diagnostic Skills in Dentistry Students using Gamified Virtual Patients.In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU, ISBN 978-989-758-367-4, pages 124-133. DOI: 10.5220/0007708001240133


in Bibtex Style

@conference{csedu19,
author={Sneyder M. and Juan Gómez-Morantes and Carlos Parra and Angela Carrillo-Ramos and Adriana Camacho and Gloria Moreno},
title={Development of Diagnostic Skills in Dentistry Students using Gamified Virtual Patients},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,},
year={2019},
pages={124-133},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007708001240133},
isbn={978-989-758-367-4},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Computer Supported Education - Volume 1: CSEDU,
TI - Development of Diagnostic Skills in Dentistry Students using Gamified Virtual Patients
SN - 978-989-758-367-4
AU - M. S.
AU - Gómez-Morantes J.
AU - Parra C.
AU - Carrillo-Ramos A.
AU - Camacho A.
AU - Moreno G.
PY - 2019
SP - 124
EP - 133
DO - 10.5220/0007708001240133