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Duncan Smith - SHS - Education Enhancement Grant

Duncan Smith - School of Health Sciences

This grant was obtained by my predecessor. Having recently taken over as module leader for the advanced physical assessment and clinical decision-making module (APM024), I inherited the grant when I took over module leadership in March 2017.  An application for the grant was made to create multi-media resources related to history taking and advanced examination techniques to support teaching on the above module. I also enlisted the support of two visiting lecturers who are also senior clinicians and contribute to the teaching of the module.  With the support of Morris Pamplin in LEaD we were able to film 5 videos covering a range of relevant topics. Whilst a range of videos are available in the public domain, the quality is highly variable and the content not always in direct alignment with our assessment criteria. Producing our own ‘suite’ of videos is anticipated to enhance the student experience through enabling them to observe teaching faculty from the module demonstrating techniques to the required standard. This should help them to prepare for their objective structured clinical examination at the end of the module.

In addition, I discussed the possibility of filming a video outlining patient assessment using a systematic approach common within acute care (A,B,C, D,E assessment) at the same time, therefore making the best use of the resources. Following a planning meeting with the module leader for the pre-registration nursing acute care modules, this video was also created. It is anticipated that the video will support teaching on the undergraduate BSc nursing HS2132 module and the PGDip equivalent HSM132.