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AGAMA-SARABIA, Adiel et al. Audiovisual Aids in nursing education: literature review. Enferm. glob. [online]. 2017, vol.16, n.47, pp.512-538.  Epub July 01, 2017. ISSN 1695-6141.


Audiovisual aids, as a teaching strategy, promote a change from the traditional educational system to an improved way of learning that integrates technological advances and resources to enhance education, this is why it is important to gather all the existent information about the topic, because we need to demonstrate and support its’ usage for the students development.


Analyze the existent information about the impact that audiovisual aids have in the improvement or nursing teaching.


Systematic research in the Medina, CINAHL, EBSCO, SciELO, PubMed, LILACS and Cochrane databases. Using de PICo method and Health Science Descriptors (DeCS) in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


Seven experimental and quasi-experimental studies were selected, which showed that audiovisual aids helped in the improvement of declarative, contextual and attitudinal learning, nevertheless, they did not surpass the situated strategies such as simulations, authorized practices and interactive activities.


The evidence showed that the use of audiovisual aids developed empathy and helped the students’ inner expression, however they are not able to outstep the constructive learning strategies by themselves.

Keywords : Audiovisual aids; health education; literature review; health students; undergraduate education.

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