e-Learning in Medical Physics and Engineering
Building Educational Modules with Moodle
The need for qualified specialists to work with and apply sophisticated technology in contemporary medicine is rapidly growing. Professional bodies predict that meeting the needs of healthcare globally will require almost tripling the number of Medical Physicists by 2035. Similar challenges exist in the constantly growing profession of Medical Engineering. They can be solved most efficiently and effectively with the tools of e-Learning, and a free and open-source Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) platform such as Moodle is a welcome solution.
The Moodle VLE platform is a free, open source learning management system that is the most popular choice for higher educational institutions worldwide. However, the best practices of the Moodle system are still unknown to many. This practical guide provides educators, programme administrators, and programme directors with a condensed guide to Moodle and step-by-step instructions on how to create a single course or an entire educational programme. It also discusses cost-effective ways to apply e-Learning in an educational institution.
This guide is accessible to all professionals, even those without specialist IT skills, and will be helpful to educators of all levels in Medical Physics and Engineering, as well as in other medical and medical-related specialties or disciplines with a strong imaging component.
- Provides step-by-step instructions of how to build a course/module for Higher Education on Moodle
- Gives practical solutions to implementing e-Learning in Medical Physics and Engineering
- Explores useful tips and tricks for best practice
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. e-Learning in Medical Physics: An Overview.
Chapter 2. Moodle as a Learning Management System.
Chapter 3. Building an MSc Programme in Medical Physics on Moodle – A Step by Step Guide.
Chapter 4. Fine Tuning in Moodle.
Chapter 5. e-Learning Technologies and Medical Physics Education with Limited Resources.
Chapter 6. Conclusion.
Dr Vassilka Tabakova has over 20 years of experience in the field of e-Learning in Higher Education and 15+ years of experience in managing MSc programmes with e-Learning at King’s College London. She has been part of the international team of Medical Physicists and Engineers winning the inaugural EU Leonardo da Vinci education award for developing pioneering e-Learning materials.