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Movie Magic – a learning outcomes approach to what medical students can learn from film studies

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  1. Movie Magic – a learning outcomes approach to what medical students can learn from film studies • Why should medical students study film? • Visual image dominant medium in today’s society • Increasing recognition of the importance of the humanities in educating doctors; film studies aid the integration of the scientific, emotional and experiential aspects of medical practice • Films create an ‘alternative reality’; this has the advantage of allowing viewers to step back from the intricacies of life but it also questions the way we represent the world in which we live. • Why Focus on • Learning Outcomes? • To aid selection of • course material. • To aid selection of • teaching method • To move from the • traditional teacher • focus of module design • to emphasise the • key role of the student • within the module. • To aid selection of • assessment Dr. Martina Kelly, Dept of General Practice, University College Cork, Brookfield Health Sciences Complex, Cork. (m.kelly@ucc.ie) ‘It’s a wrap…’ This poster outlines a proposed module on film studies for medical undergraduate students. The rationale for the module is outlined and a learning objective approach has been adopted in terms of module design. Apart from making explicit course goals, focusing on learning objectives has directed the selection of course material, teaching methods and assessment process. The purpose of this approach is the promotion of the merits of learner centred and problem oriented approaches to learning, which aim to produce doctors better equipped with the adult learning skills necessary for them to adapt to, and meet, the changing needs of the community they serve