Background Programme changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic have impacted variably on preparation for practice of healthcare professional students. Explanations for such variability need exploration. The aim of our study was to understand what clinica... Read More about Training healthcare professionals to be ready for practice in an era of social distancing: A realist evaluation.
The current student body will, by and large, seek online resources to supplement their learning. However, resources that are freely available online vary in accuracy and quality, and the vast majority rely on passive learning. Therefore, there is a n... Read More about Design and evaluation of a new consolidation exercise for students studying cardiac physiology: a digital escape room..
INTRODUCTION: Objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs) are a cornerstone of assessing the competence of trainee healthcare professionals, but have been criticised for (1) lacking authenticity, (2) variability in examiners' judgements which can cha... Read More about Enhancing authenticity, diagnosticity and equivalence (AD-Equiv) in multicentre OSCE exams in health professionals education: protocol for a complex intervention study..
Implementing a protocol for remote asthma reviews in primary care (2022)
Asthma affects over 5 million people in the United Kingdom (British Lung Foundation, BLF, 2021), with evidence suggesting that poor management is a contributing factor to a majority of asthma related morbidity (British Thoracic Society, BTS, 2019). I... Read More about Implementing a protocol for remote asthma reviews in primary care.
Clinical reasoning and decision making in ACP: a case study (2022)
Advanced Clinical Practice should be underpinned by complex decision making skills, analysing complex problems to make appropriate, evidence based judgements to improve patient care. This paper presents a case encountered in clinical practice where a... Read More about Clinical reasoning and decision making in ACP: a case study.
This paper focuses on the epistemic inequality of international students as a “new” inequality that is under-represented in the current debates about decolonisation (albeit shaped by colonial discourses depicting international students as in deficit... Read More about Epistemological process towards decolonial praxis and epistemic inequality of an international student.
ObjectivesTo date, most research on medical graduates’ preparedness for practice has conceptualised preparedness as something possessed by the individual. However, new doctors work within social settings with other people and, given this, we argue th... Read More about Role of social comparison in preparedness for practice as a junior doctor in Singapore: a longitudinal qualitative study.
Introduction Students from lower socio-economic backgrounds who were educated in state funded schools are underrepresented in medicine in the UK. Widening access to medical students from these backgrounds has become a key political and research pri... Read More about “I’d have to fight for my life there”: a multicentre qualitative interview study of how socioeconomic background influences medical school choice..
Structural biology is an essential tool for understanding the molecular basis of diseases, which can guide the rational design of new drugs, vaccines, and the optimisation of existing medicines. However, most African countries do not conduct structur... Read More about Hands-on training in structural biology, a tool for sustainable development in Africa series 4..
Background: Shared decision making (SDM) is a joint process in which a healthcare professional works together with a person to reach a decision about care1; this can help ensure care is personalised to each individual. Research shows that SDM is not... Read More about The creation of an online learning resource to support the implementation of the nice shared decision making guideline.
Educational supervision, assessment and feedback for pharmacists (2022)
Workplace learning has formed part of preregistration training (now foundation training) for many years, and supervision of this is becoming more embedded into pharmacy education and development — both at foundation and advanced level. Effective supe... Read More about Educational supervision, assessment and feedback for pharmacists.
A longitudinal case study on the effects of an evidence-based software engineering training (2022)
Context: Evidence-based software engineering (EBSE) can be an effective resource to bridge the gap between academia and industry by balancing research of practical relevance and academic rigor. To achieve this, it seems necessary to investigate EBSE... Read More about A longitudinal case study on the effects of an evidence-based software engineering training.
Authentic Assessment: A Foundation Year Case Study (2022)
The last few years have seen many universities increasingly move towards authentic assessment as a means of developing a fair, inclusive and relevant curriculum. Taking its cue from Mueller (2005), who defined authentic assessment as ‘a form of asses... Read More about Authentic Assessment: A Foundation Year Case Study.
Psychological literacy and undergraduate psychology education: An international provocation (2022)
For over fifty years, psychology leaders have called for fundamental changes in how we undertake research, education, and community interaction. This paper provocatively argues the case for ‘why now, and how’. The COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated that... Read More about Psychological literacy and undergraduate psychology education: An international provocation.
Online virtual learning resources have been available for learning and teaching in forensic science for some years now, but the recent global COVID-19 related periods of irregular lockdown have necessitated the rapid development of these for teaching... Read More about Extended reality (XR) virtual practical and educational eGaming to provide effective immersive environments for learning and teaching in forensic science.
Background: An increasing number of patients in hospital have diabetes, with most of them cared for by non-specialist staff. The effect of diabetes education for staff on patient outcomes, as well as the most effective method of staff education is un... Read More about The impact of nursing staff education on diabetes inpatient glucose management: a pilot cluster randomised controlled trial.
Bullying in higher education (HE) has been relatively under-researched; despite its likely prevalence and impact on student wellbeing there is scant understanding of students’ lived experiences of bullying. We conducted online and physical focus grou... Read More about A Thematic Analysis of Students’ Perceptions and Experiences of Bullying in UK Higher Education.
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