Evaluation of a Simulation Training Tool to Identify Lesions Requiring Further Screening for Melanoma

This study has been completed.
Sponsor:
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
June Robinson, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier:
NCT01191294
First received: August 27, 2010
Last updated: July 31, 2012
Last verified: July 2012
  Purpose

The investigators will design a curriculum for visual screening for melanoma and skin biopsy procedure, based on the mastery learning model, using simulators and web-based didactic instruction for medical students and internal medicine residents. This requires having a skin simulation model that presents a range of lesions from benign nevus to atypical nevus to melanoma in a distribution and density that mimics the clinical findings of those with 2 skin tones: fair-skin non- Hispanic white and Hispanic.


Condition Intervention
Skin Simulation Model
Mastery Learning Model to Simulation Training for Visual Screening for Melanoma and Skin Biopsy
Other: Simulation teaching session

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Endpoint Classification: Efficacy Study
Intervention Model: Single Group Assignment
Masking: Open Label
Official Title: Development and Evaluation of a Simulation Training Module to Identify Lesions Requiring Further Visual Screen or Skin Biopsy for Melanoma

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Further study details as provided by Northwestern University:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Simulation curriculum for screening for melanoma [ Time Frame: 1 year ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To design a curriculum for visual screening for melanoma and skin biopsy procedure, based on the mastery learning model, using simulators and web-based didactic instruction for medical students and internal medicine residents


Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Change in melanoma detection skills [ Time Frame: 1 hour ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]
    To measure changes in medical student and resident skills before and after the intervention, and determine if students achieve the zero error rate in recognizing the melanomas, namely no false negatives.


Enrollment: 270
Study Start Date: July 2010
Study Completion Date: July 2011
Primary Completion Date: July 2011 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Arms Assigned Interventions
Experimental: Medical Students
3rd year medical students during their primary care clerkship
Other: Simulation teaching session
Simulation-based, mastery learning educational intervention in visual screening for melanoma

  Eligibility

Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years to 89 Years
Genders Eligible for Study:   Both
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Medical student in his primary care clerkship at Northwestern University

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Not a medical student in his primary care clerkship at Northwestern University
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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier: NCT01191294

Locations
United States, Illinois
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611
Sponsors and Collaborators
Northwestern University
Investigators
Principal Investigator: June Robinson, MD Northwestern University
Study Director: Dennis P West, PhD Northwestern University
  More Information

No publications provided by Northwestern University

Additional publications automatically indexed to this study by ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier (NCT Number):
Responsible Party: June Robinson, Professor of Dermatology, Northwestern University
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01191294     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: JKR-011510
Study First Received: August 27, 2010
Last Updated: July 31, 2012
Health Authority: United States: Institutional Review Board

Keywords provided by Northwestern University:
Melanoma
Simulation Training
Medical Students

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Melanoma
Neuroendocrine Tumors
Neuroectodermal Tumors
Neoplasms, Germ Cell and Embryonal
Neoplasms by Histologic Type
Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Nerve Tissue
Nevi and Melanomas

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