The Effectiveness of Tele-education for Health Field University Students as a Learning Method during a COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review


  • Laili Rahayuwati Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia
  • Iqbal Pramukti Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia
  • Raini Diah Susanti Department of Community Health Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Padjadjaran, Sumedang, West Java, Indonesia



Health field students, Tele-education, Pandemic, Effectiveness




The COVID-19 pandemic has been affecting many aspects including education globally as many countries closed the school temporally. This study aimed to summarize the effectiveness of the-education application among health-fields university students


PubMed and EBSCO databases for studies published up to August 2020 were searched. Studies reporting the academic performance or skills performance or students satisfaction were included. Study quality was assessed using the Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) appraisal tool.


Published between 2002 and 2020, 22 studies were conducted in developed countries, and 2 studies in developing countries. The tele-education method included e-learning, virtual, and digital learning. When comparing to the control group, of fifteen studies intervention studies measuring academic performance, seven studies showed a higher mean score among the intervention group. For skills performance, there were no studies showing higher skill performance. For studies measuring student satisfaction, one-third showing higher students’ satisfaction among the intervention group compared to the control.


Our finding highlighted the positive effect of various tele-education on academic performance among the health-field university students. Applying the various tele-education in the learning process for health-field university students during the COVID-19 Pandemic is suggested.

Keywords: health field students, tele-education, pandemic, effectiveness



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Rahayuwati L, Pramukti I, Susanti RD. The Effectiveness of Tele-education for Health Field University Students as a Learning Method during a COVID-19 Pandemic: A Systematic Review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 10 [cited 2022 May 27];9(T6):159-63. Available from:

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