Effectiveness of core clinical skills training in first year medical imaging students
Gunn, Therese, Braithwaite, Vicki, & Wilson-Stewart, Kelly (2016) Effectiveness of core clinical skills training in first year medical imaging students. In 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy (ASMMIRT 2016), 22-24 April 2016, Brisbane International Convention Centre, Brisbane, Qld. (Unpublished)
- Teaching clinical skills to preclinical healthcare students effectively can be challenging, and the transition from the university setting to the clinical environment can be stressful . To enhance preclinical skills training, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) provides multiple blended learning options to work in synchronicity with more traditional theoretical components.
- To evaluate the perceived usefulness of the preclinical blended learning techniques offered to students prior to prepare them for their first clinical placement.
Students were surveyed following their first two week clinical block to assess the usefulness of each of the educational tools offered. The usefulness of the following teaching methods were assessed;
• Interactive tutorials
• X-raying disarticulated phantoms in the simulation laboratory
• Roleplay in the simulation laboratory
• Virtual positioning software
• Self-directed learning/reflection
Students were also asked to indicate their confidence of topics covered in the interactive tutorials such as, interpreting request forms, communication skills, familiarity with medical terminology and imaging series.
- Predominantly students felt that most of teaching tools available prior to their placement were effective in preparing them for patient contact within a clinical environment. 81% of students (n=32) indicated that they either agreed or strongly agreed that their prior knowledge of technical skills and competency in communication skills prepared them well for clinical placement
- The methods used to teach preclinical skills to Medical Imaging students at QUT have been successful in preparing students for their first clinical placement.
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|Item Type:||Conference Item (Poster)|
|Keywords:||Clinical Skills, Blended learning, clinical training, simulation, communication skills|
|Divisions:||Current > Schools > School of Clinical Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2016 The Author(s)|
|Deposited On:||16 Jun 2016 22:11|
|Last Modified:||16 Jun 2016 22:11|
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