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Increasing Student Engagement for Medical and Health Science Courses with Lt during COVID-19

Dr Dawn Collins is an Associate Professor in Neurobiology at Warwick Medical School.

She has been using Lt in her teaching for a number of years within the MBChB and has gradually infiltrated Lt use across the spectrum of teaching within WMS, including CPD and the new undergraduate Health and Medical Sciences course. 

Here Dawn describes how she navigated remote teaching through the pandemic and kept her students happy with Lt.

Kitchen science

“During the pandemic, I was able to get creative with my kitchen science experiments!

For example, I got the students to build an osteon and measure how its strength changes with concentric ring formation alongside the bone physiology session in Lt at home. I also showed students various patient case examples to illustrate how the physiology discussed relates to clinical cases.

Students have found practicals such as this really fun. I even started to use the bone physiology practical with Lt for open day students. They loved it! 

Photo by Liza Pooor on Unsplash

Real-life patient cases

"The patient experiences shown in Lt make the course really come alive for the students! It makes it feel more clinical for them because they are actually dealing with the patient: working through their test results, trying to diagnose the right condition and trying to help them. It's great!"

 

"Dawn's workbook with the use of real patients and their test results was frankly the best thing since sliced bread! It really kept me engaged, as it related to the over-arching purpose of the learning materials and made me feel invested when trying to figure out the answers."
- Student feedback from the MBChB course

Working as a team

Having a team of staff being able to access the same workbook is highly advantageous. We can go in, edit and check each other's work.  An added benefit is that Lt saves your work automatically, so you never have to worry about losing it. This makes the process feel really efficient and you never feel like you are on your own in your teaching! 

Most importantly, working as a team ensures consistency throughout the teaching themes, which I find is very important for the students."

Understand Your Physiology

“We have been using a lot of the Understand Your Physiology (UYP) resource. It is especially useful for new students coming from a wide range of backgrounds. Some of them may not have an in-depth understanding of certain physiology fields. UYP covers a broad range of topics and is the perfect tool to bring new students up to speed.

In addition, it is a fantastic resource for those extra-driven students, who want to go away and do some extra reading in their own time. ” 


Dr Dawn Collins,
Associate Professor in Neurobiology,
Warwick Medical School.
Dawn teaches neuroscience, physiology and pharmacology at WMS. She has been using Lt in her teaching for a number of years within the MBChB and has gradually infiltrated Lt use across the spectrum of teaching within WMS, including CPD and the new undergraduate Health and Medical Sciences course. 

You can view Dawn's full talk at Lt Brain Trust for Europe here.


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