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MERLOT II


    

Peer Review


Choosing Immunizations

by Kathi Lengyel
 

Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.75 stars
Content Quality: 4.75 stars
Effectiveness: 4.75 stars
Ease of Use: 4.75 stars
Reviewed: Feb 22, 2007 by Health Sciences
Overview: The purpose of this interactive learning resource is to assist the learner to identify the type and timing for administration of immunizations for adults and children in a variety of clinical settings. The learning module uses a case study and drill and practice approach. The immunizations included in this learning module include: Varicella, tetanus/diphtheria, Rhogam, Prevnar, PCV, MMR, IPV, influenza, Hib, HepB, H-BIG, and DTaP. Choosing Immunizations provides a brief definition of each immunization before allowing the learner to practice knowledge using ten different short case studies. Choosing Immunizations was developed by Kathi Lengyel at Lakeshore Technical College. Key Words: Immunization, health assessment, public health
Learning Goals: The learning goals are implied. After completing this online inactive tutorial the learner should be able to accurately identify the correct immunizations that need to be administered in given situations.
Target Student Population: Students in the Health Care Profession including medical, nursing, and pharmacy at the college level.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: Prerequisite knowledge includes basic knowledge of growth and development, communicable diseases, and immunizations.
Type of Material: This learning resource can be classified as an interactive tutorial with case studies, quiz/tests, and glossary with definitions.
Recommended Uses: The online interactive tutorial could be used to assess for accurate knowledge levels for the administration of immunizations. Examples for uses include: In class activity to summarize and reinforce learning after lecturing on immunizations Homework activity after reading textbook information about immunizations Small group activity associated with lecture and/or textbook readings.
Technical Requirements: The user needs to have a computer connected to the Internet, a web browser, and Javascript enabled.

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: The strengths of this online tutorial include the presentation of case studies and the interaction with the case studies and the immunizations.
Concerns: The quality of the learning module might be enhanced with a list of references that include links to more comprehensive information, for example, a link to the CDC. The tool should also include the date that it was last updated.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: The potential effectiveness of this online tutorial include the ability to practice and learn with repeats.
Concerns: The quality of this learning tool could be enhanced with stated learning objectives. The feedback for the learner is limited to correct and incorrect. The learner is not able to proceed to a new case study until they select the correct answer(s). A link that would allow the learner to remediate on the subject would enhance the teaching effectiveness.

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.75 stars
Strengths: This online tutorial was extremely easy to navigate.
Concerns: Suggest using an introductory window with information on the requirements for use of the learning tool.