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Integration, development and feedback on student authored equine electronic cases

Busschers, E, Crowther, E, Trace, C.E. and Baillie, S (2014) Integration, development and feedback on student authored equine electronic cases In: VetEd Symposium 2014, 2014-07-10 - 2014-07-11, University of Bristol, UK.

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Bridging the gap between classroom and clinic can be challenging for students. Additionally, the students’ clinical experience on rotations is influenced in part by caseload, which can be variable. Therefore, to complement the caseload and assist the development of clinical reasoning skills alternative methods can be beneficial. Student authored electronic cases (e-cases) have been developed at other veterinary schools. Students thought that the experience improved their approach to a case1 and case based learning has been shown to increase their self-confidence2. We modified a PowerPoint template1 for equine cases, consisting of a standard linear format based on a logical approach to cases. Students worked in groups to select an appropriate case, complete the electronic template and presented their work. Student feedback was obtained from 5 rotation groups. Students felt that completing an e-case improved their understanding of a logical approach (80%), the decision making process (80%) and their team work (60%). Overall students rated their experience as good (80%) or excellent (20%). The transition from scientific to clinical reasoning can be challenging and students are still considered to be novices when starting rotations. Using e-cases was considered beneficial by students and staff.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Conference Poster)
Subjects : Veterinary Medicine
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Veterinary Medicine
Authors :
Busschers, E
Crowther, E
Baillie, S
Date : 10 July 2014
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Sep 2016 11:33
Last Modified : 07 Mar 2019 14:52

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