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Student studying anatomy on her mobile phone.

Gamification can give dental and medical education a boost

Introducing gamification to medical and dental education can boost student motivation and lead to better learning outcomes, a new study from the University of Eastern Finland shows. Using their own mobile devices, students on a histology course took trivia quizzes on the course topics focusing on human cells and tissues. According to students, this promoted interaction and created a positive learning atmosphere. The findings were published in BMC Medical Education.

Teacher showing students a virtual sample on a touch screen.
Large touch screens also make it possible for students to collaborate when working on virtual samples.