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Action Learning- a process which supports organisational change initiatives

Pauline Joyce
This poster outlines how action learning sets were used to support organisational change initiatives as part of a Master’s programme. Evaluations were carried out from the students’ perspectives (n= 102) via the ALSE tool1. Focus groups (two) were held with thirteen facilitators, who were all healthcare professionals at a senior level in their own organisations. Data was analysed by Microsoft Excel for the survey and via content analysis for the focus group meetings. Students communicated...

Approaches to Learning in the context of an outcomes-based curriculum

Pauline Joyce
How does an outcomes-based curriculum influence approaches to learning in an interprofessional postgraduate programme for healthcare professionals?

RCSI Library Information Skills Training and Evidence-based Study Programme

The RCSI Medical Graduate Profile includes the following outcome for: Demonstrates information literacy skills specifically: Recognizes the need for information in given situations. Demonstrates the ability to find, critically evaluate, manage and synthesise new information with existing information to create new understanding. Demonstrates an understanding of the ethical issues involved in information retrieval and management including the concepts of plagiarism and confidentiality” Information literacy competencies are inextricably linked to finding the best evidence and therefore...

Space for Service, Service for Space: Making the 'Expo Stage' work!

Johanna Archbold & Carol Creavin
RCSI Library introduced an ‘Expo Stage’ into a new Learning Commons area - a dedicated space for pop-up interactive events for Library users and the College community.

The Skill Set of a Health Science Library Assistant

Jesse Waters
The Skillset of a Health Science Library Assistant` highlights the core skills required from a library assistant, and those which are developed over time while working at the service desk of a health science library. From my own experience, I have identified three categories of skills that a library assistant should possess. First are the skills necessary before you enter the role, such as communication and research skills. Second are the skills which are realised...

Examining the relationships between attendance, online engagement and summative examinations performance

Jane C. Holland, Eric Clarke, Morag Monro, Evelyn Kelleher & Mark Glynn
Background: Non-attendance correlates with poor performance, but manual recording of attendance is problematic. Online activity reports may be a more efficient method of identifying at-risk students. Summary of work: This research is part of a prospective study examining physical attendance, online activity reports (Moodle), continuous assessments and summative examination performance. Ethical approval was granted by RCSI Ethics Committee. Two modules within the first year of the undergraduate medical program were identified for inclusion. Results: Data...

Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Jane C. Holland, Robin O'Sullivan & Richard Arnett
Background: It has previously been suggested that the use of illustrations in MCQs may have variable effects on individual items. This study examines the effect of illustrated questions, as opposed to pure text, to discern if any overall bias between the two formats is detectable. Summary of work: We reviewed 6 Histology MCQ papers from our Medical Junior Cycle. Classical test theory analysis was performed on all MCQs, which were then divided into two groups,...

General practitioner knowledge, skills and attitudes to eating disorders

Sally Doherty & Lisa McNamee
Given that general practitioners are perfectly placed to detect eating disorders this summer research study aimed to examine general practitioners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes towards eating disorders. The study aimed to compile a national picture of the diagnosis, referral practices, and management of eating disorders in primary care in Ireland.

General practitioner knowledge, skills and attitudes to eating disorders

Sally Doherty & Lisa McNamee
Given that general practitioners are perfectly placed to detect eating disorders this summer research study aimed to examine general practitioners’ knowledge, skills and attitudes towards eating disorders. The study aimed to compile a national picture of the diagnosis, referral practices, and management of eating disorders in primary care in Ireland.

Evaluation of postgraduate healthcare professionals' learning in an outcomes-based curriculum.

Pauline Joyce
This study evaluated learning of postgraduate healthcare professionals. Their experiences, as insider stakeholders, are placed within the perspectives of their lecturers and external examiner, as external stakeholders.

Quality of Life and Functional Capacity following Peripheral Arterial Disease Exercise Programme

Marie Guidon, Hannah McGee & Cathal Kelly
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a manifestation of generalised atherosclerotic disease in which the arterial lumen becomes progressively narrowed by atherosclerotic plaques. This results in reduced blood flow to the tissues causing pain on exercise, relieved by rest (Intermittent Claudication [IC]). As PAD is a chronic, progressive disease with a significant cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk burden it has a considerable impact on functional capacity and quality of life (QOL). Current evidence suggests that 27 million...

The Skill Set of a Health Science Library Assistant

Jesse Waters
The Skillset of a Health Science Library Assistant` highlights the core skills required from a library assistant, and those which are developed over time while working at the service desk of a health science library. From my own experience, I have identified three categories of skills that a library assistant should possess. First are the skills necessary before you enter the role, such as communication and research skills. Second are the skills which are realised...

Recruitment to Exercise Programmes: Challenges in the Peripheral Arterial Disease Population

Marie Guidon, Melissa Chavira, Hannah McGee, Ricky Sheahan & Cathal Kelly
Current evidence suggests that 27 million people in Europe and North America have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Although only 3% of patients with intermittent claudication (IC) require amputation, a significant number will require hospital admission and other surgical intervention for IC and associated cardiac and cerebrovascular complications. An important aim of exercise therapy in the peripheral arterial disease population is to decrease cardiovascular risk factors and consequent morbidity and mortality. Several studies have demonstrated that...

Examining the relationships between attendance, online engagement and summative examinations performance

Jane C. Holland, Eric Clarke, Morag Monro, Evelyn Kelleher & Mark Glynn
Background: Non-attendance correlates with poor performance, but manual recording of attendance is problematic. Online activity reports may be a more efficient method of identifying at-risk students. Summary of work: This research is part of a prospective study examining physical attendance, online activity reports (Moodle), continuous assessments and summative examination performance. Ethical approval was granted by RCSI Ethics Committee. Two modules within the first year of the undergraduate medical program were identified for inclusion. Results: Data...

Is a picture worth a thousand words?

Jane C. Holland, Robin O'Sullivan & Richard Arnett
Background: It has previously been suggested that the use of illustrations in MCQs may have variable effects on individual items. This study examines the effect of illustrated questions, as opposed to pure text, to discern if any overall bias between the two formats is detectable. Summary of work: We reviewed 6 Histology MCQ papers from our Medical Junior Cycle. Classical test theory analysis was performed on all MCQs, which were then divided into two groups,...

Recruitment to Exercise Programmes: Challenges in the Peripheral Arterial Disease Population

Marie Guidon, Melissa Chavira, Hannah McGee, Ricky Sheahan & Cathal Kelly
Current evidence suggests that 27 million people in Europe and North America have peripheral arterial disease (PAD). Although only 3% of patients with intermittent claudication (IC) require amputation, a significant number will require hospital admission and other surgical intervention for IC and associated cardiac and cerebrovascular complications. An important aim of exercise therapy in the peripheral arterial disease population is to decrease cardiovascular risk factors and consequent morbidity and mortality. Several studies have demonstrated that...

Quality of Life and Functional Capacity following Peripheral Arterial Disease Exercise Programme

Marie Guidon, Hannah McGee & Cathal Kelly
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a manifestation of generalised atherosclerotic disease in which the arterial lumen becomes progressively narrowed by atherosclerotic plaques. This results in reduced blood flow to the tissues causing pain on exercise, relieved by rest (Intermittent Claudication [IC]). As PAD is a chronic, progressive disease with a significant cardiovascular and cerebrovascular risk burden it has a considerable impact on functional capacity and quality of life (QOL). Current evidence suggests that 27 million...

Action Learning- a process which supports organisational change initiatives

Pauline Joyce
This poster outlines how action learning sets were used to support organisational change initiatives as part of a Master’s programme. Evaluations were carried out from the students’ perspectives (n= 102) via the ALSE tool1. Focus groups (two) were held with thirteen facilitators, who were all healthcare professionals at a senior level in their own organisations. Data was analysed by Microsoft Excel for the survey and via content analysis for the focus group meetings. Students communicated...

Crossing the threshold into reflective practice.

Pauline Joyce
Encouraging reflective practice across postgraduate programmes for health professionals is challenging. Assessing reflections and determining the level of reflective practice reached can be difficult. Understanding reflection as a threshold concept may be useful to help meet the pedagogical challenges of such a valuable skill.

Crossing the threshold into reflective practice.

Pauline Joyce
Encouraging reflective practice across postgraduate programmes for health professionals is challenging. Assessing reflections and determining the level of reflective practice reached can be difficult. Understanding reflection as a threshold concept may be useful to help meet the pedagogical challenges of such a valuable skill.

RCSI Library Information Skills Training and Evidence-based Study Programme

The RCSI Medical Graduate Profile includes the following outcome for: Demonstrates information literacy skills specifically: Recognizes the need for information in given situations. Demonstrates the ability to find, critically evaluate, manage and synthesise new information with existing information to create new understanding. Demonstrates an understanding of the ethical issues involved in information retrieval and management including the concepts of plagiarism and confidentiality” Information literacy competencies are inextricably linked to finding the best evidence and therefore...

Irish Librarians supporting National Clinical Guidelines

& Gethin White
Irish Librarians supporting National Clinical Guidelines

Evaluation of postgraduate healthcare professionals' learning in an outcomes-based curriculum.

Pauline Joyce
This study evaluated learning of postgraduate healthcare professionals. Their experiences, as insider stakeholders, are placed within the perspectives of their lecturers and external examiner, as external stakeholders.

Approaches to Learning in the context of an outcomes-based curriculum

Pauline Joyce
How does an outcomes-based curriculum influence approaches to learning in an interprofessional postgraduate programme for healthcare professionals?

Space for Service, Service for Space: Making the 'Expo Stage' work!

Johanna Archbold & Carol Creavin
RCSI Library introduced an ‘Expo Stage’ into a new Learning Commons area - a dedicated space for pop-up interactive events for Library users and the College community.

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