General description of the project:
This curriculum integration project centers on infectious diseases, providing a transmedia storytelling platform for medical students. The initiative is designed as a capstone experience for students in microbiology and immunology course, with a primary goal of fostering a comprehensive understanding of infectious diseases and strengthening clinical reasoning skills. Over the past three years, students have engaged in creating patient-centered stories across diverse digital platforms and formats, utilizing contemporary technologies.
The storytelling aspect of the project requires students to construct narratives that depict the complexities of infectious diseases, encompassing aspects such as transmission, pathogenesis, and public health implications. Given the dynamic nature of infectious diseases, students are encouraged to explore current and relevant scenarios, enabling them to apply their knowledge to real-world situations.
As part of the feedback and collaborative learning component, students are tasked with providing constructive critiques of their peers’ work, fostering a supportive and interactive learning environment. The transmedia approach allows students to employ various media forms, including written narratives, audiovisual elements, and interactive presentations, enhancing the richness and depth of their storytelling.
This project serves as an innovative and immersive way to integrate infectious disease education into the doctor of chiropractic curriculum, combining technology, storytelling, and practical knowledge application to prepare students for the challenges they may face in the field of infectious diseases.