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Dr Suzanne Henwood and Dr Catriona King Using a free web based electronic learning mechanism to support a nationwide professional development masters unit in plastic surgery. ACTION ON PLASTIC SURGERY. Project Outline. Dr Barbara Steward Lead, Therapies Learning Set.

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Dr Suzanne Henwood

and

Dr Catriona King

Using a free web based electronic learning mechanism to support a nationwide professional development masters unit in plastic surgery

ACTION ON PLASTIC SURGERY


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Project Outline

Dr Barbara Steward

Lead, Therapies Learning Set

Collaboration between :

  • The NHS Modernisation Agency: National Action On Plastic Surgery Programme

    --APPS initiative,and

  • The London South Bank University(LSBU): Faculty of Health and Social Care

Dr Catriona King

Director,

Action on Plastic Surgery

Lead

Management Learning Set

Mrs Anne Keogh

Research Nurse /Project Mgr

Deputy Lead

Management Learning Set

Ms Eimear Murphy

Joint Lead, Nurse Learning Set

Dr Suzanne Henwood

Academic Lead for APPS and representative of the LSBU and RCN Development centre.

Ms Jane Howard

Joint Lead, Nurse Learning Set


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Background

  • Action On Plastic Surgery

    • National Programme

    • Focus on clinical care In Plastic Surgery

    • Educational Strand-APPS-

    • Rewarding NHS Professionals for practice based learning

  • Masters initiative

    • Education consultant

    • Links with LSBU

    • PDCL Unit

    • Passion for CPD


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APPS

  • APPS: ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIP IN PLASTIC SURGERY

  • 2 COMPONENTS OF APPS

  • QUARTERLY EDUCATIONAL EVENTS FOR NURSES , THERAPISTS , MANAGERS AND LATTERLY JUNIOR DOCTORS WORKING IN PLASTIC SURGERY

  • MASTERS UNITS COMPONENT:

  • PARTNERSHIP WITH LSBU

  • 1/2 UNITS OFFERED

  • PRACTICE BASED CREDITS

  • PDCL

  • E SUPPORT


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PDCL:Professional Development through Contract Learning Unit

  • 15 or 30 credit M unit

  • Student centred

  • Flexible

  • Focus on professional development

  • Not reliant on face to face input

  • Opportunity to test it out as a unit supported via the web


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E-Learning Support

Options considered:

  • Budget constraints

  • Student and Tutor Requirements

  • Existing expertise

  • Support required

  • Support available


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SmartGroups is a FREE internet service designed for clubs, societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

Starting a Group is a simple way to get members organised

Communicate with your Group using a simple, single email address that you choose

Co-ordinate and organise Group events using the calendar

Share files and web links easily with the files store

Create simple information databases online

Hold Group votes and questionnaires to ease decision making

Find and join other Groups of similar interests

Share Files & Links

Make Group decisions

Share Pictures

Create Simple Databases

Discuss Topics

SMART HOUSE


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Training and Support societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

  • Introductory workshops for IT

  • Online support and facilitation from the MA

  • Code of conduct for use of discussion board

  • Telephone and e-mail support from MA

  • Study skills workshops

    • Studying at M level

    • Critical and analytical skills

    • Learning styles questionnaires

  • On line and telephone academic support

    • Speciality lead: SMART ROOM leads

    • Nursing,Therapies,Management Rooms

    • Overall Academic lead: Dr Henwood


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Nationwide Plastic Surgery Teams societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

Multi-disciplinary

Free to access

Invitation through professional bodies

The professionals able to invite their colleagues

Invitation to Participate


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Actual Participation societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

  • 1 Manager

  • 10 Therapists (OT and Physiotherapists)

  • NO nurses !

  • Why?


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Evaluation – What went well? societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

  • Overall APPS face to face meetings,seminars and events

  • Networking amongst Professionals both intra and inter !

  • Realisation that learning could be practically based

  • Students who didn’t think they were capable of Masters level study --realising that they were !

  • Giving them the confidence to go further to a full Masters degree.

  • People sorry it’s not continuing


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Evaluation – What did not go well? societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

  • Students who didn’t have confidence in their own ability , and

  • We couldn’t manage to instil it

  • Initial teething problems with SMART house

  • Difficulty with people travelling from National destinations

  • Difficulty understanding reflection and Critical M level thinking

  • Tended to be operational/Basic degree level report style

  • Occasionally e mail let us down in tutoring


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Student Experiences societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

  • Very positive verbal feedback

  • Some students have said they didn’t realise how hard a Masters Unit was

  • Very sorry that Nurses didn’t engage in Masters although attended all APPS events

  • Many approaching to do it next year BUT

  • There is no next year as the MA is ending in its current format --seeking sponsors

  • Drs are now approaching --Sceptical initially ? No Psychologists engaged


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What would we do differently next time ? societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

  • Work even harder to enthuse the nurses e.g. engage with the RCN not just Plastic Surgery professional Body

  • Seek more strong advocates from each professional group

  • Include Psychologists and Junior Doctors

  • Seek higher budget --it was on a shoe- string!

  • Have even more frequent national education events ( bi monthly)

  • Publish !


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In Summary societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

  • It worked! despite the low budget.

  • The team approach was essential and e-support invaluable

  • The students supported and learnt from each other over the Net

  • Paying attention to the robustness of the academic side throughout gave it validity

  • Recruiting professionally relevant experts to lead the learning process was very important for students

  • It would be great to be running it for another year to iron out the minor glitches,but

  • The Professional networking and confidence building alone were worth it


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Thank You for your attention societies, associations, or any group of friends & colleagues.

?

Suzanne Henwood

[email protected]

Catriona King

[email protected]


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