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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 40-41

Long-term retention of applied knowledge and problem-solving skills after completing an online learning module on infectious diseases

1 BMJ Learning, British Medical Journal, London, UK
2 Leeds Institute of Medical Education, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Kieran Walsh
British Medical Journal Learning, British Medical Journal Group, BMA House, Tavistock Sq., London WC1H 9JR
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/EHP.EHP_6_19

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BMJ Learning is the online learning service of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). It provides online resources to help doctors learn and improve their practice. E-learning resources have a pretest whereby learners can assess their baseline knowledge and skills and then an immediate posttest so that they can test themselves at the end. Evaluation of the pretest and posttest scores reveals that users improve their scores over the course of the learning. However, this only measures short-term improvement. The purpose of this evaluation is to estimate whether this improvement is sustained. We invited users of BMJ Learning who completed a learning module on anthrax to repeat the posttest 8 months after they completed the module. The mean pretest score of these users was 63.3%, the mean immediate posttest score was 82.6%, and the mean long-term posttest score was 81.1%. The differences between the pretest and both posttests were statistically significant (P < 0.001).

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