Usability Study of an Online Curriculum for Health Professional Students to Develop Competence and Performance Skills to Minimize the Risk of Prescription Opioid Misuse

Using NIH/NIDA SBIR funds we are developing a curriculum for health professional students, including medical students, to improve competence and clinical skills performance in treating pain with opioids and minimizing patients’ risk of opioid misuse. Medical students responded positively to the novel method of assessing mastery of clinical skills via a variety of interactive features including an SP available via Internet chat. The curriculum has created engaging and interactive experiences to confer skills and meet ACGME and medical student competencies. 


Reference: Tanner T, Metcalf M, Wilhelm S, Rossie K. Usability Study of an Online Curriculum for Health Professional Students to Develop Competence and Performance Skills to Minimize the Risk of Prescription Opioid Misuse. Poster at 2011 AMERSA Conference. November 3, 2011. Washington, DC.

More info on the author: Brad Tanner