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Stethoscope signifies Prominent Tool in Medical Profession

No other symbol identifies a doctor more than a stethoscope. For centuries physicians relied on percussion and auscultation listening to chest sounds and heartbeats by pressing the ear to the chest to assess cardiac health. Invented by Rene Laennec in 1816, stethoscope has become the singular symbol of physicians and has become one of the most trusted tools that physicians use for physical diagnosis.
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A doctor, a patient and hospital staff in grand rounds in the 1920s.


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Passive Learning in 2oth Century

In the 20th Century The teacher was the one who control the access to information and accordingly we expected to be provided with the information we need to pass a series of assessment where we had to simply reconstruct knowledge and information, without necessarily understanding it. Our sources of information were limited to books and videos.
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Todays Teaching Medicine Grossly Changed

But in recent years, grand rounds have become didactic lectures focusing on technical aspects of the newest biomedical research. Patients have disappeared. If a case history is presented, it is usually as a brief synopsis and the discussant rarely makes even a passing reference to it.
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Passive Teaching becomes Active Teaching

In the 21 Century The Lecturers were mainly facilitators helping us to access and process information. They recognize that each individual had a different learning style and needs. The focus is on what we know and learn rather than memorizing facts like how t was in the 80s.
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Passive Teaching becomes Active Teaching

All the projects carried out was based around researching on digital tools and experimenting with them and compare and contrast different tools and theories, and discussing and evaluating different sources. We took responsibility for our own learning. We construct our knowledge through collaborating with peers and lecturers.
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What Technology Means

Technology is the making, modification, usage, and knowledge of tools, machines, techniques, crafts, systems, and methods of organization, in order to solve a problem, improve a pre-existing solution to a problem, achieve a goal, handle an applied input/output relation or perform a specific function
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How Technology Changing Our Lives

Over the last five years, technology has been rapidly changing and expanding in every field imaginable. Smart phones are now capable of acting as standalone computer devices that can take pictures, search the Internet, send emails and text messages and yes, they even make phone calls.
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What Technology Means to Medicine

Technology has changed our lives in so many ways it is hard to perceive. If you look in the field of medicine alone, technological advances have allowed doctors to treat diseases and illness that were otherwise at one time fatal

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We are better organised in Lives

Technology is making out lives easy. We are organized and fast with help of Technology. It is helping us to discover and invent new things.
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Changes our Culture

One way that technology has changed our culture is to make us more aware of how others live. People now are likely to have friends around the world, rather than only in their own town. It has also made extended family closer and more in touch.
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Law of Disruption
Social, political, and economic systems change incrementally, but technology changes exponentially.

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Our Students are Different Today

more self-directed better equipped to capture information more reliant on feedback from peers more inclined to collaborate more oriented toward being their own Education Trends | Featured News
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Computer Revolution in Medicine

Using computers was one of the most important technological changes in 20th-century medicine. They became central to medical care from the 1950s. Computerised machines in hospitals monitored patients continuously. They also enabled insurers and state-run health services to track patient records on a massive scale. Imaging techniques such as MRI or PET were possible because faster computers could reconstruct images of the body. More diagnostic tests were developed because automated laboratory machines performed tests quicker and more accurately.
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The Technology gathers information from many Tools

Breakthroughs in information gathering, research, treatments, and communications have given medical providers new tools to work with and fresh ways to practice medicine.

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Our Smartphones makes us more Smarter

Think of the cell phone, which is not only a hub of telecommunications convergence, but also a remarkable number of devices all rolled into one gadget: camera, video recorder, GPS, calculator, watch, alarm clock, music player, voice recorder, photo album and library of books like a pluripotent stem cell.
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Today many matters are embedded in Smartphones ?

Then connect it to a wireless network, and this tiny device is a web surfer, word processor, video player, translator, dictionary, encyclopaedia and gateway to the world's knowledge base. And, by the way, it even texts, emails and provides phone service. But now picture this device loaded for medicine, capable of displaying all of one's vital signs in real time, conducting laboratory analyses, sequencing parts of one's genome, or even acquiring ultrasound images of one's heart, abdomen or unborn baby.
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New Technologies are Costlier, are they worth it ?

New technologies often substitute for older technologies in the therapy of established patients, which we term the treatment substitution effect. The unit cost of new technologies may be higher or lower than the cost of the older technologies they replace. But new technologies often bring health improvements, and this is valued highly.
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Why Teachers Need to Change as we Cannot compel the Students Knowledge that is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind. - Socrates
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We should only make the Students to THINK

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Learners will need new literacies

Social networking Privacy maintenance Identity management Creating content Organising content Reusing and repurposing Filtering and selecting Self presentation Trans literacy
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Self Learning Things can Wrong ?

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I Repeat What our Students Need Today

Social networking Privacy maintenance Identity management Creating content Organising content Reusing and repurposing Filtering and selecting Self presentation Trans literacy
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Machines taking away Human touch ?

Safety concerns and cost have limited their use. Technology has changed the relationship between patients and practitioners. Some historians and physicians argued machines made doctors poorer healers by encouraging them to focus only on the sick parts of the body, rather than caring for the patient as a whole.
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All too often we are giving young people cut flowers when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants. - John W. Gardner

Are we Teaching our Students Proper Way ?

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Patients Cannot skip Doctors

That more and more people are using the Internet to research their medical issues. While it is never a good idea to skip out on the doctor completely, the Internet has made patients more empowered to make decisions about what to do next.
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Medical Technologies are Expanding

The use of technology is expending into the business of healthcare, with the widespread adoption of electronic medical records, use of mobile devices and telemedicine, and the electronic exchange of health information.

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Nano Technologies advancing all branches of Medicine

Medical technology is going smaller nanotechnology is being developed in everything from drugs to implants to surgical tools. As we look to the future of medicine and remark on the innovations being discovered today, it is important to recognize and pay homage to the forward-thinkers that paved the way for modern medicine.
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What Is the Hospital of Tomorrow?

But the most precious part of our existence our health has thus far been largely unaffected, insulated and almost compartmentalized from this digital revolution. But that is about to change. Medicine is about to go through its biggest shakeup in history.
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With advances in Technology

Doctors can now more effectively treat more diseases, but there are now more diseases to treat.
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In spite of Advancing Technologies there is No substitute to Good Teachers

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Today our Medical Students are Different from the Past Try Technology as option

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When you are Shy to learn from others Around Just Listen to Podcasts on Many Subjects

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Never Forget Technology Cannot replace Doctors Role in Human Care

The first action should be to look at the patient, not the computer, the Doctors team to return to each patients bedside at days end. I say, Dont go to a computer; go back to the room, sit down and listen to them. And dont look like youre in a hurry, you miss the facts.

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Never think you are Old to Learn Technology

Just Try

Seniors need to get on the technological bandwagon and become an integral part of their own health care and health care delivery, 80 is the new 60 more and more older adults now use computers and the Internet, and two-thirds of seniors using the Internet have looked for health information online.

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We The Humans are Never Old to Learn The Technology

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What all said by few- We cannot survive without Technology

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Never Forget the Power of Medicine lies on 3 Principles

Tender Loving Caring

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