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Peer Review

Flashcards for Alternative Medicine Terms

by Janet Phillips


Overall Numeric Rating:

4.25 stars
Content Quality: 4.25 stars
Effectiveness: 4.25 stars
Ease of Use: 4.5 stars
Reviewed: Apr 05, 2012 by Technical Allied Health
Overview: This is an interesting site to define terms for Alternative Medicine Terms. The flash cards have basic definitions of a broad spectrum of alternative health care.
Type of Material: Drill and practice
Recommended Uses: This is an excellent resource for entry level students in technical allied health careers or Health Careers courses. Would be used for study purposes.
Technical Requirements: Flash Player
Identify Major Learning Goals: To review definitions of Health Care and alternative medicine terms.
Target Student Population: Entry level courses for nursing students and health educators.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills: None

Evaluation and Observation

Content Quality

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: Definitions are available for all of the alternative health care resources.
Concerns: Students or faculty may need to review more information on what is included in the field of study.

Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool

Rating: 4.25 stars
Strengths: This link could be used in both online and in the classroom courses. It could be used as a homework assignment or a component of defining health care and health care alternatives.
Concerns: None

Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty

Rating: 4.5 stars
Strengths: The site opens to the flashcards and it is simple to click on the Alternative Medicine word and then click to the definition.
Concerns: Flash is required to view this site.

Other Issues and Comments: This site is a great tool to use to define various alternative medicine terms that will be helpful to technical allied health professionals to understand the alternatives that their patients may be using in their personal health care. The definitions are accurate but very simple. If nursing students are working with patients that are using various health care alternatives, more support on the actual administration of health care alternatives would need to be added to the flashcards.