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Revista Cubana de Informática Médica

On-line version ISSN 1684-1859


LARDOEYT FERRER, Roberto et al. Environment of Medical Genetics Learning during the Time of COVID-19 at the Finlay-Albarrán Faculty of Medicine. RCIM [online]. 2021, vol.13, n.2  Epub Dec 01, 2021. ISSN 1684-1859.


the virtual learning environment as a distance education modality has become a necessity for universities, which takes advantage of advances in information technology and communications to guarantee dynamic learning, in which the student is an active entity. Given the epidemiological contingency of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is of great importance to guarantee the continuity of the teaching process.


to report the experience of the virtual learning environment in the subject of Medical Genetics for the fourth semester students of the Medicine career at the Finlay-Albarrán Faculty that was developed during the period of confrontation with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Material and Methods:

a qualitative paradigm design of the exploratory research level was applied, in which a case study is carried out.


in the first stage, the blended learning modality was used, after creating the virtual learning environment on the Moodle platform; most of its computer tools were applied, such as the discussion forum, the chat, multiple choice exam, among others. In the second stage, the e-learning modality was applied and a WhatsApp group was created to give continuity to the process. In the third stage, the face-to-face modality was re-established, emphasizing the integration of knowledge from the perspective of topic 8.


virtual distance education guaranteed the continuity of the teaching process of the subject of medical genetics during the period epidemiological emergency of COVID-19.

Keywords : distance education; e-learning; application of ICTs to learning; medical genetics; coronavirus infections.

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