Learning Resource Server Medicine

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The Learning Resource Server Medicine (LRSMed) is a free-to-access catalog of electronic learning and teaching software modules for education in medicine and dentistry available in English and German.


The LRSMed was developed at the Institut für Medizinische Informatik, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (IMIBE) of the University Duisburg-Essen, Germany, within the joint research project "Vision 2003",[1] funded by the German Ministry for Education and Research.[2]


The LRSMed includes electronic learning and teaching software modules for education in medicine and dentistry, which are deployed in the World Wide Web free of charge.[3][4] The learning resources are described with a quasi-standard of metadata, the IMS Learning Resource Meta-data Information Model.[5] Users are able to search for entries using several parameters as medical field, type of learning resource and language.[6]


The LRSMed is maintained at the Institut für Medizinische Informationsverarbeitung, Biometrie und Epidemiologie (IBE) of the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany (September 2013). As of 22 October 2013, 1705 learning resources are registered. The LRSMed was evaluated or used in several independent studies.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ Geueke M, Stausberg J. |title=Lehr- und Lernmodule on Demand: Der Learning Resource Server in Vision 2003. In: Jäckel A, Hrsg. Telemedizinführer Deutschland. Ausgabe 2003. Ober-Mörlen: Medizin Forum AG, 2002: 140-3.
  2. ^ Ogurol Y. Lehr- und Lernsysteme in der Medizin - Vision 2003: Intelligent und multimedial. Dtsch Arztebl 2001; 98: 32-33.
  3. ^ Stausberg J, Geueke M, Bludßat K. Trends in free WWW-based E-learning modules seen from the Learning Resource Server Medicine (LRSMed). In: Engelbrecht R, Geissbühler A, Lovis C, Mihalas G, eds. Connecting Medical Informatics and Bio-Informatics. Proceedings of MIE2005. Amsterdam: IOS, 2005: 290-5.
  4. ^ Stausberg J, van Loo A. Verfügbarkeit elektronischer Lehr- und Lernmodule für die Aus- und Weiterbildung in der Humanmedizin. GMS Z Med Ausbild 2008; 25: Doc104.
  5. ^ Geueke M, Stausberg J. A meta-data based Learning Resource Server for Medicine. Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 2003; 72: 197-208.
  6. ^ Stausberg J, Geueke M. WWW-based E-learning on demand: the Learning Resource Server Medicine (LRSMed). Acta Informatica Medica 2005; 13: 175-9.
  7. ^ Boehm J. Best of the web in pathology: a practical guide to finding specific pathology resources on the internet. J Clin Pathol 2008; 61; 225-32.
  8. ^ Ruf D, Kriston L, Berner M, Härter M. General practitioners and online continuing medical education - which factors influence its use? GMS Ger Med Sci 2009; 7: Doc08.
  9. ^ Waldmann UM, Vollmar HC, Stracke S, Fassnacht U, Gensichen J, Sönnichsen A, Öchsner W. Review of patient simulation software - background, options and integration in Medical Education. Z Allg Med 2006; 82: 536-42.

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