Volume 7, Issue 4, August 2019, Page: 91-94
Teaching High Altitude Military Medical Geography Produces Effective Military Physicians for the Chinese Plateau
Xingshu Chen, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Yu Wu, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Yu Chen, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Chao Tan, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Xinyuan Liu, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Caizhi Tang, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Ze Zeng, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Rui Wang, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Yongjun Luo, Department of Military Medical Geography, Army Medical Training Base, Army Military Medical University, Chongqing, China
Received: Aug. 3, 2019;       Accepted: Sep. 5, 2019;       Published: Sep. 19, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20190704.13      View  69      Downloads  20
Abstract
The natural environment at high altitude triggers plateau diseases. This requires excellent military physicians that have graduated from high altitude military medical training to serve people on the plateau. High altitude military medical undergraduates need to complete a variety of military medicine courses. High altitude military medical geography is an important subject in military medicine that focuses on the relationship between the high altitude geographical environment and the health and medical support of military members. Considering military medical geographic information is a key aspect before military actions. This article summarizes the experience of teaching a high altitude military medical geography program, which has produced Chinese military medical undergraduates with excellent theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Our teaching process includes the first and second class levels. The former comprises theoretical and practical courses, including investigations in the field, practice on the plateau, and practice with geographic information systems. During the first class level teaching process, theoretical knowledge was reorganized and combined into four modules. After moving to the second class level, which last for 2–3 years, students continue to develop their military medical geography expertise under the guidance of teachers in summer school. This characteristic teaching mode supports the training of excellent high altitude military physicians for China.
Keywords
High Altitude, Military Medical Geography, Medical Undergraduates, Teaching
To cite this article
Xingshu Chen, Yu Wu, Yu Chen, Chao Tan, Xinyuan Liu, Caizhi Tang, Ze Zeng, Rui Wang, Yongjun Luo, Teaching High Altitude Military Medical Geography Produces Effective Military Physicians for the Chinese Plateau, Science Journal of Education. Vol. 7, No. 4, 2019, pp. 91-94. doi: 10.11648/j.sjedu.20190704.13
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