Rigorous curriculum – Innovative delivery
Oceania University of Medicine blends traditional face-to-face learning, online curriculum materials, and real-time interactive virtual classrooms, to deliver its curriculum. The delivery methods and curriculum content are constantly monitored by medical scholars from Australia, North America and Samoa. Moodle and Zoom applications are used to deliver the curriculum, and the Respondus Monitor software monitors all testing.
Zoom provides real-time online learning and student-teacher interaction in a live classroom environment. Students may “raise their hands” to ask questions, answer instructor questions using a polling system, take notes, and carry on a group discussion. Lectures are recorded for study review and future reference.
The school’s primary curriculum delivery vehicle is an established web-based education software/course content program called Moodle (www.moodle.org). OUM has tailored Moodle to maximize efficiency and function as a teaching tool, while remaining user-friendly for students.
OUM uses ClinicalKey for its online textbooks. ClinicalKey provides online access to more than 500 Elsevier journals, 900 books, and 9,000 medical and procedural videos.
The University requires that students have access to a computer that has high-speed Internet connectivity, is reliable, functioning, free from viruses, and is Java-enabled. Students should always have a back-up plan in case their computer experiences problems and/or is no longer in working order.
The following are requirements for students’ computers:
The following are recommendations for students’ computers: