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Utilization of the Internet to deliver educational materials to healthcare professionals.
Department of Osteopathic Surgical Specialties, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA.
We have developed a computer-based learning module which uses three-dimensional animation sequences to enhance the acquisition of physical concepts and skills necessary for clinical evaluation and treatment of the cervical spine. This teaching tool, designed to serve as an adjunct to teaching strategies that faculty may be currently using, is available to students through the Kobiljak Resource Center at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (MSUCOM) and via the Internet (http:/(/)hal.bim.msu.edu/EdTech) to individuals and groups who are physically removed from the MSU campus. While we are restricting this initial effort to the upper cervical spine, it is planned that future materials will include other parts of the body and, in addition, will enable students to not only visualize the effects of pathology on motion mechanics, but also give them the ability to interactively control an articulation in three-dimensional space.