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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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FaB (Feedback and Be Reflective) Day

University of the West of Scotland

A day timetabled in their programme where students are invited to attend UWS to receive detailed feedback about their modules from the teaching team. An opportunity to discuss the assessment , receive generic feedback and individual face to face feedback if they wish. This feedback is also backed up by individual feedback through TURNITIN. Previously…

Developing a culture of publication through a writing retreat model

University of Huddersfield

To support post registration students to develop their academic project work into submissions for peer review publications, we designed and offered a writing programme including a writing retreat. This brought undergraduate and postgraduate healthcare students and their supervisors together with the aim of co-producing publications and participating in a community of scholarly practice. The project…

Learning from the 'mistakes' of others – improving clinical practice and practice evaluation skills using social media and a protected performance environment

Bangor University

The method is used for second year radiography students in their Radiographic Practice module. After viewing 2 examples of clinical practice (videos of a ‘lecturer’ presenting narrated demonstrations of 2 different radiographic techniques; these are viewed via iTunesU), undergraduates in radiography critique one presentation and discuss its relevance to their level of training for the…

Implementing the ALERT? (Acute Life Threatening Events Recognition and Treatment) course into the third year adult and mental health field pre-registration nursing curriculum

Buckinghamshire New University

In September 2011 the newly validated BSc (Hons) programme in Nursing commenced at Bucks New University. This gave academic staff the opportunity to deliver a brand new curriculum to our first degree only cohort. A number of innovations were introduced throughout the programme to ensure that the student experience was good and that the Bucks…

ACORN (A Community Orientated Resource for Nursing) primary care simulation suite

University of the West of Scotland

The importance of teaching the technical skills is recognised as being necessary for student nurses to practice effectively. However clinical skills teaching goes beyond the technical ability of the student and challenges at a deeper level, the cognitive and non-technical skills of team working and communication . Within nurse education, acute simulation is a well-recognised…

Development of BA (Hons) Integrated Health and Social Care

University of the West of Scotland

This programme explores the integration of health and social care services, bringing students from diverse backgrounds and experiences together with being a fully articulated programme reflects the widening participation theme. This diversity and the evolving nature of integration provides an opportunity for shared learning between students and staff which allows for staff learning from the…

Dumfries and Galloway Wellness and Recovery College

University of the West of Scotland

The Dumfries and Galloway Wellness and Recovery College (DGWRC) is a local project based in the School of Health, Nursing and Midwifery at University of the West of Scotland, Dumfries campus. The College delivers wellness and recovery focused learning and development opportunities to local people. We are proud to be the first Wellness and Recovery…

Scotland's National Dementia Champions Programme

University of the West of Scotland

It is known that the experience of general hospital services has fallen well below the expectations of people with dementia and their families and friends (Elvish et al., 2014, Jurgens et al., 2012, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 2011, Alzheimer Society 2009). Admission to hospital can result in increased mortality, increased length of stay in hospital…