Abstract—Medical schools educators are presently
experimenting with innovative ways of using e-learning to
supplement the existing teaching. E-learning can promote an
active, deeper approach for learning that enhances student
learning outcomes. However, little literature explores the
application of e-learning into public health education. The aim
is to assess the effectiveness of e-learning in public health. A
descriptive study, with a total of 87 international students of the
Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) enrolled,
was conducted at Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University
of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China. To evaluate the
effectiveness of e-learning platform, correlations between
students’ e-learning platform usage and the final examination
marks were analyzed. The major contribution of this paper is
E-learning platform usage had positive correlations with
students’ final examination marks. E-learning is promising and
worthwhile for further application in public health education.
Index Terms—E-learning, pilot study, platform, public health.
The authors are with the Epidemiology and Statistics Department, Tongji Medical College, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Hang Kong Road, Wuhan, China (e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com).
Cite: Zhixia Zhang, Peng Ran, Ying Peng, Rong Hu, and Weirong Yan, "Effectiveness of e-Learning in Public Health Education: A Pilot Study," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 577-581, 2015.