ICAS: A Computerised Assessment System for General Surgery

Roisin Donnelly, Maurice Mulvenna, John Hughes

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This paper discusses a computer based training system, ICAS (Interactive Computerised Assessment System. The system is looked at through paedological aspects of studying and learning with medical students. Thereafter, there follows a review of the unique aspects of ICAS under the areas of specific requirements for medical students, and overall educational aspects of the system. The paper concludes with a description of the ICAS design. This includes a review of the implementation of ICAS, showing that ICAS amplifies the learning experience for medical students, and is a significant step forward in medical CBT.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationISCA International Conference on Computer Applications in Engineering and Medicine
EditorsM El-Sharkawy, E Berbari
Place of PublicationIndianapolis, Indiana, USA
PublisherInternational Society for Computers and Their Applications
ISBN (Print)978-1-61839-828-4
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 1994


  • Computer Based Training
  • Assessment
  • Computer Assisted Learning
  • Computer Aided Instruction


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