Archive of older case studies

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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Group peer mentoring in Podiatry

University of East London

The peer mentoring scheme is introduced to all level 4 podiatry students during the induction week. Group mentoring was implemented as it was thought that this would give students the opportunity to, not only create a peer relationship with their mentor but also, establish a support network through working with other new students. The groups…

Informality to support learning, including assignment guidance.

University of Central Lancashire

For the personality disorder modules the team foster an informal and comfortable teaching environment, where students feel able to discuss difficult topics in a meaningful way. Supportive assignment guidance through a variety of means- including video brief, scheduled group supervision, looking at previous work and 1:1 support.

Making learning fun - Become a neurotransmitter or antipsychotic; Which one will you be?

University of Central Lancashire

An interactive, engaging and fun session about psychiatric medication. The students become Dopamine and move around the classroom to show the affects of antipsychotics. The students play receptors and then others act as blockers (antipsychotics). Another session also shows the working of antidepressants. Balloons are used to demonstrate it to a large lecturer theatre.

Community Simulations

Kingston University, University of London

Introduce student nurses to a Community Nursing Environment.

Meaning Making - Providing transformational education through metaphor construction

University of Sunderland

This experiment in teaching innovation was carried out with a cohort of 18 MSc Nursing students undertaking a 60 credit Level module titled ‘Teaching Learning and Leadership’. They were selected as a group that represented very specific signature pedagogy (Nurse Education). The cohort also represented a Community of Practice in that they were a group…

Using simulation within post-registration chemotherapy education

Birmingham City University

A simulation activity day was introduced utilising the skills lab and sim man and actors to allow practitioners to undertake clinical scenarios within a safe environment and gain experience and feedback from their peers working in other units across the country.

'Masterful Mentoring' interactive board game

Bournemouth University

Masterful Mentoring is a board game relevant to the continuing development of professional staff involved in teaching, assessing and mentoring students in healthcare. The game can be played in up to four teams accommodating both smaller and larger numbers of players and is facilitated by the session leader for up to an hour. Flexibility in…