Producer: University of Miami School of Medicine

The UMedic computer assisted instruction system provides a comprehensive cardiology curriculum for medical students and physicians, and programs are now being developed in oncology and neurology. The system may be used by self-learners, an instructor in a classroom, may stand alone, be linked to Harvey (see under MODELS, MANNEKINS, SIMULATORS) and/or used with standardised patients. A database automatically analyses learner performance. The programs feature full motion video and high fidelity audio and are compatible with current multimedia PCs or laptop computers. The first 5 programs cover normal and the 4 valve lesions and emphasise pathophysiology and basic bedside skills. The second series of 5 programs cover coronary disease, congestive failure and hyper­tension and emphasise common management problems. Basic content of each program: the history, bedside findings presented by an instructor on videos using Harvey, the Cardiology Patient Simulator (including: general appearance, blood pressure, arterial and venous pulses, precordial movements, auscultation), diagnosis, laboratory data (including: CBC & blood chemistries, ECGs, X-rays, real time echo dopplers, anigograms and other imaging techniques), treatment (including videos of interventional therapy/surgery), pathophysiology, discussions (including: key teaching points and remediation, case reviews by authoritative cardiologists).


Medium: CD-ROM System requirements: Windows only - Win95 or later; 200 MHz Pentium processor, 32 MB RAM, minimum 25 MB HDD space, 12X CD-ROM drive or faster, 16-bit colour SVGA display, Windows compatible 16-bit sound device, 2 multimedia speakers (headphones are advised for optimal fidelity of heart sounds and murmurs) Price: US$3,600.00 per series

Students using UMedic