SEEK: Salford Environment for Expertise and Knowledge

Poster Presentation
August 2011

Prior E-learning, ¿PrE-learning¿, Anatomy: local delivery of the postgraduate Emergency Medicine curriculum

Mooney, J & Driscoll, P & Gouldsborough, I & Patera, M & Griffiths, L 2011, 'Prior E-learning, ¿PrE-learning¿, Anatomy: local delivery of the postgraduate Emergency Medicine curriculum', Exhibited at: Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2011 International Conference, Vienna, Austria, From 29/08/2011 To 31/08/2011.

Abstract

JS Mooney*+, PA Driscoll+, I Gouldsborough ^, M Patera* & LS Griffiths*

* School of Computing, Science & Engineering, University of Salford, UK

+ Salford Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, UK

^ Department of Anatomy, University of Manchester, UK

 

 

It is widely acknowledged that time and resources presently available for anatomical teaching in undergraduate medical curricula have been reduced due to financial and other pressures.  The knowledge deficit this can generate appears to have an impact on speciality training.  This has been recognised by the postgraduate Colleges of ‘anatomically-weighted’ specialties such as Surgery and Emergency Medicine and reflected in examination success-rates. 

 

With restricted dedicated study time and a heavy clinical load, we wanted to ascertain how the postgraduate Emergency Medicne anatomy curriculum could be effectively delivered to speciality trainees in our Emergency Department.  We are therefore in the process of developing a new course that combines the trainees accessing tailored, interactive e-learning material (‘PrE-learning’) written by Emergency Medicine Clinicians and Anatomists prior to attending expert anatomy teaching sessions.

Data will be collected from participants and instructors via a questionnaire assessing the acceptability and usability of the e-learning software as well as examining the perceived benefit to learning of the software and live teaching sessions.

By employing a combined approach of creating bespoke e-learning material and providing focused live teaching sessions delivered by experts in anatomical teaching to Emergency Medicine trainees, we hope to provide an effective, judicious learning solution.

Notes


Authors

SEEK Members

External Authors

I Gouldsborough

Jane Mooney

Peter Driscoll

Publication Details

Exhibited At
Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2011 International Conference, Vienna, Austria

Dates
From 29/08/2011 to 31/08/2011.