The "MD" Project: A Technological Approach to Facilitating Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149799
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Presentation
Title:
The "MD" Project: A Technological Approach to Facilitating Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning
Abstract:
The "MD" Project: A Technological Approach to Facilitating Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Nash, Robyn E., RN, BA, MHSc, RCNA
P.I. Institution Name:Queensland University of Technology
Title:Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning)
Co-Authors:Sandy Sacre, RN, BPsych (Hons)
[Clinical session research presentation] Trans-disciplinary, or multidisciplinary, education is not a new concept. However, it is being emphasised as a current priority for health professional students in relation to the projected health care needs associated with an ageing population and projected shortages of health professionals. The Multidisciplinary Case Scenarios (MD) project is an innovative approach to multidisciplinary teaching and learning that was designed to enable nursing, podiatry, nutrition and dietetics, optometry and health information management students to work together as simulated case conference teams. This presentation will describe the MD project and reflect on the learning outcomes achieved with respect to evidence-based practice within a multidisciplinary environment. The MD learning activities centre around detailed case scenarios that are complemented by resources aimed at the development of multidisciplinary team work and collaboration skills. Whilst the learning materials are delivered flexibly online, students also work face-to-face as mini 'case conference teams' with the aim of 'leveraging' off their mutual understandings of each others roles, and evidence-based practice, to determine an appropriate range of health care options for the case/s presented and reflect critically on their decisions. Currently the MD Case Scenarios are structured into selected units within the Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry), Bachelor of Health Science (Health Information Management; Nutrition & Dietetics; Podiatry) and Bachelor of Nursing courses. Based on quantitative and qualitative evaluation from students and staff involved in the project, and our reflections on the journey to date, suggestions for the future development of strategies, such as the MD Case Scenarios, to enhance the quality of multidisciplinary teaching and learning are offered.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe "MD" Project: A Technological Approach to Facilitating Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learningen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149799-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The &quot;MD&quot; Project: A Technological Approach to Facilitating Multidisciplinary Teaching and Learning</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Nash, Robyn E., RN, BA, MHSc, RCNA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Queensland University of Technology</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Dean (Teaching and Learning)</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">r.nash@qut.edu.au</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Sandy Sacre, RN, BPsych (Hons)</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Clinical session research presentation] Trans-disciplinary, or multidisciplinary, education is not a new concept. However, it is being emphasised as a current priority for health professional students in relation to the projected health care needs associated with an ageing population and projected shortages of health professionals. The Multidisciplinary Case Scenarios (MD) project is an innovative approach to multidisciplinary teaching and learning that was designed to enable nursing, podiatry, nutrition and dietetics, optometry and health information management students to work together as simulated case conference teams. This presentation will describe the MD project and reflect on the learning outcomes achieved with respect to evidence-based practice within a multidisciplinary environment.&nbsp;The MD learning activities centre around detailed case scenarios that are complemented by resources aimed at the development of multidisciplinary team work and collaboration skills. Whilst the learning materials are delivered flexibly online, students also work face-to-face as mini 'case conference teams' with the aim of 'leveraging' off their mutual understandings of each others roles, and evidence-based practice, to determine an appropriate range of health care options for the case/s presented and reflect critically on their decisions.&nbsp;Currently the MD Case Scenarios are structured into selected units within the Bachelor of Applied Science (Optometry), Bachelor of Health Science (Health Information Management; Nutrition &amp; Dietetics; Podiatry) and Bachelor of Nursing courses. Based on quantitative and qualitative evaluation from students and staff involved in the project, and our reflections on the journey to date, suggestions for the future development of strategies, such as the MD Case Scenarios, to enhance the quality of multidisciplinary teaching and learning are offered.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:09:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:09:46Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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