[Distance E-learning model for IDF dentists]

Refuat Hapeh Vehashinayim (1993). 2012 Jan;29(1):48-53, 66.
[Article in Hebrew]


Distance E-learning is a novel educational modality, becoming more and more available in higher education facilities worldwide, as well as in the Israel Defense Forces, and its School of Military Medicine utilising the "Bareket" E-Learning Interface. The use of distance E-learning is necessary due to the vast progress in medical research, and the need of every doctor for continuing education throughout his whole career. The School of Military Medicine is the main centre of medical knowledge in the IDF, and as such it has to address the need for continuing education, while allowing the doctors to continue their work at the field level without too many disturbances. Thus, we suggest the implementation of an E-learning system for field-level military dentists. The system is nowadays at its pilot run, and is successfully used by IDF dentists, allowing them to refreshen their knowledge on diagnosis and treatment of routine and emergency dental situations, to be examined and receive immediate feedback. Moreover, it allows the command level to control the whole learning process. The main goal of the proposed E-learning system is the standardization of the dental treatment given in field-level clinics throughout the IDF.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Computer-Assisted Instruction / methods
  • Education, Dental, Continuing / methods*
  • Education, Distance / methods*
  • Humans
  • Internet
  • Israel
  • Military Dentistry / education*
  • Military Dentistry / standards
  • Military Medicine / education