Oncopedia, Educative Software for the Learning of Pediatric Oncologic in the Medicine Career

Oncopedia, software educativo para el aprendizaje de la oncología pediátrica en la carrera de Medicina
Frank Hernández-Garcíaa,*,†, José Ignacio Robaina-Castilloa,‡, Norma Ciríaca Pérez Callejab,§,
Elena del Carmen González Díaza,b, Blanca Margarita Angulo Perazao,║, Milena Hidalgo Ávilad,¶,
Luis Alberto Lazo Herrerae,††

a Facultad de Ciencias Médicas “Dr. José Assef Yara”, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Ciego de Ávila, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba.
b Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Ciego de Ávila, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba.
c Hospital Provincial General Docente “Antonio Luaces Iraola”, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Ciego de Ávila, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba.
d Policlínico Docente Área Norte de Ciego de Ávila, Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Ciego de Ávila, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba.
e Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Pinar del Río, Pinar del Río, Cuba.

§ https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2502-7085
þ https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4252-9642
ǁ https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4832-6619
†† https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1788-9400

Recibido: 13-agosto-2019. Aceptado: 13-octubre-2019.

* Autor de correspondencia: Frank Hernández-García. Universidad de Ciencias Médicas de Ciego de Ávila. Carretera a Morón, esquina circunvalación. C.P. 65200, Ciego de Ávila, Cuba. Teléfono: +53 53156154. Correo electrónico: frank96@infomed.sld.cu

DOI: https://doi.org/10.22201/facmed.20075057e.2020.35.19208

Este es un artículo Open Access bajo la licencia CC BY-NC-ND (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

Palabras Clave

Pediatría; oncología médica; educación; educación médica; multimedia; programas informáticos.


Pediatrics; medical oncology; education; ed-ucation, medical; multimedia; software.


Introduction: The technologies of information technology and the communications have caught up with a funda-mental paper within the process of teaching learning. The teaching of the pediatric oncology in Cuba crosses for difficulties that can be solved from the efficient use of these technologies.

Objective: To elaborate and validating information-tech-nology products of educative software guy on pediatric oncology like educational support for the learning of this subject matter for medical students.

Method: It was an investigation of technological innova-tion in the period of October from 2016 realized to October of the 2017 in the Faculty of Medical Sciences “Dr. José Assef Yara” of Ciego of Avila. They delimited three job steps, of search of information, designing and manufac-turing and verification. The used program as the support was Mediator 9.0. It was worked up with 20 experts that broadcast your assessments on the product and 21 users defined for 15 students of the fourth year of the race of Medicine and six professors of Pediatric.

Results: An information-technology product of educative software guy was elaborated, that he discusses themes of oncopediatría. Behind your confection it was evaluated by experts like a functional material with characteristics that allow you being applied to the medical teaching. The users affirmed their satisfaction behind the work with the software.

Conclusions: Oncopedia is an attractive, feasible prod-uct, and easy to navigate, that he makes of your informa-tion a text comprehensible, obvious, intelligible and very sequenced and cross-linked, capable to be used like half-way tuition in the medical universities of the country.