Developing a Clinical Environment Learning Package: Reflections on Student and Staff Experiences
Alex Perkins Senior Lecturer
College of Human and Health Sciences
Charlie Earle, Nikki Williams
The accredited Respiratory and Sleep Physiology B.Sc. programme is one of a group of undergraduate degrees within the College of Human and Health Sciences that prepares students for careers within the field of Healthcare Science. The program consists of university-based teaching and assessment as well as a significant clinical practice portfolio component, delivered while on placement.
Since its inception, growing student numbers and limited placement opportunities have led to increased pressure on clinical supervisors. To minimise this burden we developed a clinical environment learning package (CELP) including several workshops, clinical scenarios, and micro projects delivered in the college Health and Wellbeing Academy.
Working with service users, and in a functioning clinical environment the activities were designed to address learning outcomes relating to professionalism, communication, patient dignity, teamwork, risk management, and clinical procedures.
This poster will explore the nature of the learning activities, the feedback from students, and the reflections of the team delivering the CELP.
The poster will include a QR code that delegates can follow to explore in more detail the teaching materials, student products, and student feedback scores.
Service Users, Clinical Practice, Group Work, Healthcare Science, Portfolio
- Understand the current Healthcare Science training programmes at Swansea University and the challenges of delivering clinical experiences to meet the needs of students within the constraints of the NHS
- Review the team’s experiences of engaging with service users in the workshops
- Appreciate the student’s perspective of the CELP