Mosby’s Radiographic Instructional Series: Radiobiology & Radiation Protection Study Guide
The instructional part of the program was designed and developed with the lecture setting in mind. The visuals and audio present new information and encourage learner involvement and interaction with the material. Each unit closes with a review/self-test section, which shows selected visuals from earlier in the program, giving the teacher the opportunity to pose questions and help students evaluate their own learning. The tutorial portion presents the same content as the instructional program but offers opportunities for review, reinforcement, and self-testing. The tutorial has stated learning objectives and a multiple choice exam at the end of each module. The tutorials are interactive and visually appealing and give the student control over the pacing of the information with options such as backing up to review material or requesting more information on a given topic. Each module includes an interactive self-test, review, and exam. The testing function has the capacity to record each student’s answers to be accessed later by the instructor. CD software has been programmed for maximum flexibility and ease of use and does not require advanced knowledge of computers. Full-color visuals, available as slides or CDs, include full-color line art and photographs, radiographs, and occasional text screens to reinforce content. The CD-ROM version includes animations. CD program is interlaced with interactive components throughout the tutorial to enhance learning of difficult subject matter and allow students to learn at their own pace, review as needed, and assess their progress using self-tests provided within the program. Both the CD-ROM set and the Slide and Audiotape set come with a detailed instructor’s manual with additional test questions and the complete narration of the program in text form. A student Study Guide provides activities to reinforce learning and enhance retention. Program will run on PC or Mac and can be displayed in 1024×768 or 640×480 resolution.
About the Author(s)
By Stewart C. Bushong, ScD, FACR, FACMP, Professor, Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX; and Mosby –This text refers to the Hardcover edition.