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Innovation in Teaching & Learning

In 2015 the Council launched a call to its members for case studies that highlighted examples of innovation in teaching and learning. The call focused primarily on four categories – pre-registration education (undergraduate), postgraduate education (taught), postgraduate education (research) and widening participation – all of which were identified as important themes within health higher education. HEIs from across the four nations submitted case studies detailing examples of innovation in teaching and learning that are now available for all to access.

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Clinical Skills Proficiency demonstrated through an online portfolio tool

Ulster University

Advances in technology used in the learning, teaching and assessment of undergraduate delivery empower a learner in their learning process. This is evidenced through reflective practice of clinical tasks performed during in-house practical learning. I wanted to further develop opportunities for learners to maximise their experiences by providing video capturing of competence across a range…

Clinical Academic Research Careers Scheme for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals (NMAHPs) in Lothian.

Edinburgh Napier University

In recent years the Scottish Government, in partnership with NHS Education for Scotland (NES), the Scottish Funding Council and the Health Foundation, has invested in a number of initiatives to support the embedding of NMAHP research and development within clinical practice. This has included the establishment of the national Chief Scientist Office (CSO) NMAHP Research…

Clinically relevant assessment

Middlesex University

There have been recent innovative changes to the assessment process within 2 modules of the Postgraduate Diploma in Mental Health Practice. These assessments have been developed in response to feedback from students studying on the programme in conjunction with the programme team and key stakeholders. The programme is a one year Postgraduate Diploma in Mental…

'Patchwork text' reflective assessment

We developed a 20 credit unit within our MSc in Professional Practice titled ‘Valuing People and Celebrating Diversity in Professional Practice’. We sought an assessment method that evidenced the learner examining their own values system to arrive through a perspective transformation at a new informed position. The assessment was designed in two parts: Part 1…

Inter-professional Prescribing Masterclass for Medical Students and Non-medical Prescribing Students (nurses, AHPs and pharmacists): A Pilot Study

Edinburgh Napier University

An inter-professional, expert advisory panel was convened to design, pilot and evaluate an inter-professional masterclass with trainee prescribers from medicine, nursing and allied health professionals and pharmacy. The expert advisory panel comprised of four members; one doctor, one nurse and two pharmacists with expertise in prescribing, education and simulated teaching. Medical students learn to prescribe…

An approach to building student exposure to primary care settings so that students can exit pre-registration programmes ready for a first role in primary care

University of York

We have developed an integrated undergraduate Masters in Nursing as a route within our BSc (Hons) Nursing. The four year programme has been developed in close collaboration with our local service commissioners, to reflect the national change in primary healthcare delivery and leads to a Masters in Nursing and first level registration as a nurse…

Technology and the use of models for applied anatomy and physiology.

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Focus has been driven on developing foot skeletons which can be pulled apart and put back together again. This was developed through CT scans and the printing of the bones using a 3D printer. Further innovation has come through other practical activities of boards to create anatomical and physiology principles – creating a ‘hands-on’ approach…

Integrating Behavioural Family Therapy (BFT) into undergraduate pre-registration mental health nursing education.

Staffordshire University

BFT is a structured programme of support developed by the Meriden Family Programme ( BFT is widely recognised, nationally and internationally, as an evidenced based approach to providing psycho-education and stress reduction strategies for families and carers – particularly where a member of the family has a mental illness. The key innovation is that the…

Personal Academic Tutors for post-registration students

Canterbury Christ Church University

Post-registration students who are part time within the University setting have consistently identified the lack of regular contact, continuity of staff liaison and the experience of belonging to the institution as factors which can limit their positive experience of University life as they undertake modules on a semester basis, often having gaps between periods of…

Simulated practice for pre-registration children's nursing

University of Greenwich

Developed/led the introduction of 5 weeks of simulated practice into the pre-registration programme for children’s nursing, Developed low fidelity scenarios for student nurses that are used in simulated practice. Created a structure for simulated practice that myself and colleagues now use when facilitating simulated practice.