"Innovative video resources to enhance the learning of clinical skills"
RGUC have developed new and innovative video resources to enhance the learning of clinical skills procedures for our undergraduate medical students (and other health care professionals).
Teaching clinical skills procedures can be challenging. In producing "Tomorrow’s Clinicians", we aimed to make best use of simulation and technology as an innovative way of supplementing our classroom and clinical activities to overcome some of these challenges.
This was prompted by identifying a need to improve the quality and availability of existing teaching resources for practical clinical skills procedures. We found that many of the existing video resources were poor quality, had not been subject to peer review prior to release, did not follow current best practice guidelines, or were not applicable to local guidelines.
Furthermore, we wanted to integrate our undergraduate teaching of clinical skills with postgraduate requirements and other approved guidelines. In developing the series, we looked at the undergraduate curriculum of our local medical students (from The University of Birmingham), the GMC "Tomorrow’s Doctors" document (2009), the Foundation Programme Curriculum, and both national and local guidelines.
For more information about the Tomorrow's Clinicians video series please see the website: www.tomorrowsclinicians.com
Prior to the filming of each video, a script was written by clinical teaching fellows and relevant healthcare professionals (dependant on the procedure). The content was prepared using evidence-based best practice guidelines (both local and national).
The scripts divided the content into short segments. Recaps were incorporated with an aim of sustaining audience attention and emphasising key points. Shot lists were prepared prior to filming to ensure important procedural aspects were captured whilst on set.
The content is divided into short segments, with recaps throughout the video to emphasise key learning points. This format can easily be applied to teaching and learning of many skills and procedures.
Introduction to procedure
Pre procedure preparation
Post Procedure instructions
During post-production, high definition visuals and graphics have been created to emphasise key aspects of procedures, and capture the attention of the audience.
To ensure quality and accuracy of the
final product, each video is reviewed
at various stages during production:
After initial footage is shot
With draft narration
With professional narration
With final graphics
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