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Can a ‘Think aloud’ clinical reasoning exercise develop greater self-awareness of clinical reasoning in student paramedics? A case study

Downs, S. and Halls, A. (2020) Can a ‘Think aloud’ clinical reasoning exercise develop greater self-awareness of clinical reasoning in student paramedics? A case study Journal of Paramedic Practice, 12 (8). pp. 310-314.

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Abstract

Aims:

This study aims to evaluate an established teaching tool for developing the Clinical Reasoning skills of student Paramedics, ascertaining the feasibility of this as an ongoing method for enhancing the teaching of clinical reasoning potentially alleviating the identified issues of transferring.

Methods

Utilising a qualitative approach to seek opinion and experience of the students undertaking the learning activity to ascertain level of enjoyment, student relatability and awareness of the skills it wished to develop. Data collected via an online survey tool was then analysed to draw theme and particular comment.

Findings

Student enjoyment and engagement was evident, the exercise permitted independence of thought and working; promoting students to self-appraise the effectiveness of the working strategy.

Conclusion

The results of this case study indicate the exercise could be effective in its premise of developing students’ clinical reasoning skills. It compliments established teaching strategies, such as core lectures, seminars and supervised practice.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Downs, S.s.downs@surrey.ac.uk
Halls, A.
Date : 2 August 2020
DOI : 10.12968/jpar.2020.12.8.310
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2020 MA Healthcare Ltd. This document is the Accepted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Journal of Paramedic Practice, copyright © MA Healthcare, after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.12968/jpar.2020.12.8.310.
Uncontrolled Keywords : Paramedic; Clinical Reasoning; Consultation; Education; ThinkAloud
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Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 12 Jun 2020 10:03
Last Modified : 19 Aug 2020 14:35
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/857789

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