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dc.contributor.authorSpillane, Courtney Marie
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-10T05:32:03Z
dc.date.available2016-03-10T05:32:03Z
dc.date.issued2015-08
dc.identifier.otherspillane_courtney_m_201508_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/spillane_courtney_m_201508_ms
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/34664
dc.description.abstractEquipping healthcare professionals for intensive clinical obesity prevention and treatment is essential. Case-based learning (CBL) has been utilized as an effective training tool in the medical field. It was hypothesized that online, collaborative, guided CBL would lead to a greater increase knowledge of the impact of obesity on maternal and infant health compared to traditional case studies. The study involved a pre-test, three-week intervention, post-test, student satisfaction survey and reflective essays for students enrolled in a nutrition through the lifespan course (n=64). The intervention was compared to a traditional case study. Both groups significantly increased knowledge and the intervention group tended to have greater increases in knowledge compared to the traditional delivery. Compared to a traditional case delivery, students completing the intervention were more likely to feel they developed skills necessary for future practice and that the variety of activities contributed to their learning.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectCase-based Learning
dc.subjectDietetics Education
dc.subjectObesity
dc.titleAn online collaborative case-based learning approach to obesity prevention and treatment
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMS
dc.description.departmentFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.majorFoods and Nutrition
dc.description.advisorJoan Fischer
dc.description.committeeJoan Fischer
dc.description.committeeRichard Lewis
dc.description.committeeAlex Anderson


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