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F

Feedback

Information given to a participant from an instructor, simulator or peer regarding his understanding of concepts or performance of skills

Fidelity

The degree to which either a simulation encounter or simulation equipment approaches reality

Formative Evaluation

Evaluation wherein the evaluator’s focus is on the learner’s progress towards goal attainment. A process for determining the competence of a person engaged in a healthcare activity for the purpose of providing constructive feedback for that person to improve

G

GTA

Gynecological Teaching Associates are women who are specifically trained to teach, assess, and provide feedback to learners about accurate pelvic, rectal and/or breast examination techniques. They also address the communication skills needed to provide a comfortable exam in a standardized manner, while using their bodies as teaching tools in a supportive, non-threatening environment.

Guided Reflection

Process encouraged by the instructor during debriefing that reinforces the critical aspects of the experience and encourages insightful learning allowing the participant to link theory with practice and research

H

High Fidelity

Experiences using full scale computerized patient simulators, virtual reality or standardized patients that are extremely realistic and provide a high level of interactivity and realism for the learner

L

Low Fidelity

Experiences such as case studies, role-playing, using partial task trainers or static manikins to immerse students in a clinical situation or practice a specific skill

M

Manikin

Full or half body representation of a patient for practice

Moderate Fidelity

Experiences that are more technologically sophisticated such a computer-based self-directed learning systems simulations in which the participant relies on a two- dimensional focused experience to problem solve, perform a skill and make decisions or the use of manikins more realistic than static low fidelity ones having breath sounds, heart sounds and/or pulses

MUTA

Male Urogenital Teaching Associates are men who are specifically trained to teach, assess, and provide feedback to learners about accurate urogenital and rectal examination techniques. They also address the communication skills needed to provide a comfortable exam in a standardized manner, while using their bodies as teaching tools in a supportive, non-threatening environment.

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