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Table 2 Student survey results with background about the pilot settings.

From: Development, implementation and pilot evaluation of a Web-based Virtual Patient Case Simulation environment – Web-SP

Academic Program Pharmacy Medical Dentistry
Term/Course/Unit T10 T6/T7 T5 T7/T8
Length of educational program (Terms) 10 11 10 10
University Uppsala Uppsala Karolinska Karolinska
Number of students (Answered the survey/Total) 86/90 50/70 35/56 49/67
Pedagogical setting 2 × 4 h Web-SP lab sessions + follow up assessment seminar Ran cases from outward clinics, hospital and from home for > 2 months 1 × 4 h Web-SP lab sessions with 2 tutors Ran cases from the university and from home for > 3 months + scheduled seminar to follow up the mandatory cases.
Cases     
Number of cases 4 6 4–5 20
Mandatory (Regular Curriculum) Yes, all Yes, all Yes, 1 case Yes, 5 cases
Medical domain Heart & circulation Internal medicine Comprehensive dentistry Comprehensive dentistry
Number of case sessions completed 360 405 60 680
Student evaluations Median values (p25 – p75)
1. I had no problems learning to use the Web-SP system 1= strongly disagree, 6 = strongly agree 5 (4 – 5) 4 (3 – 5) 5 (5 – 6) 5 (4 – 5)
2. I found the cases in Web-SP engaging 1= strongly disagree, 6 = strongly agree 4 (3 – 5) 5 (4 – 6) 5 (4 – 6) 5 (4 – 6)
3. I found the cases in Web-SP realistic 1= strongly disagree, 6 = strongly agree 4 (3 – 5) 5 (4 – 6) 5 (5 – 6) 5 (5 – 6)
4. I found the cases in Web-SP instructive 1= strongly disagree, 6 = strongly agree 4 (3 – 5) 5 (5 – 6) 5 (5 – 6) 6 (4 – 6)
5. I found Web-SP fun to use 1= strongly disagree, 6 = strongly agree 4 (4 – 5) 5 (4 – 6) 5 (5 – 6) 5 (4 – 6)
6. I think that I learn from using Web-SP 1= strongly disagree, 6 = strongly agree 3 * (2 – 4) 5 (4 – 6) 5 (4 – 6) 5 (4 – 6)
7. My overall opinion of Web-SP is 1= very bad, 6 = very good 4 (4 – 5) 5 (4 – 5) 5 (4 – 5) 5 (4 – 5)
  1. * The question was phrased differently "I think that I learn more using cases in Web-SP than with paper-based cases"