Engaging perioperative students in online learning: human factors

Mehigan, Sinead ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2998-2135, Cenarosa, Anne Slyne, Smith, Roslyn, Zvavamwe, Marionette and Traynor, Michael ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2065-8374 (2022) Engaging perioperative students in online learning: human factors. Journal of Perioperative Practice . ISSN 1750-4589 [Article] (Published online first) (doi:10.1177/17504589221107227)

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The aim of this article is to reflect on how a specific approach to teaching and learning – role-play and in particular the ‘radio play’ format – can overcome some of the alienation and barriers to student engagement that the necessity for online teaching can engender. The example used is a post-registration module in perioperative nursing delivered in a London University. Authors reflect on experiences of developing and implementing an activity designed to increase student engagement in an online session focussing on Human Factors in the perioperative setting. The aim of the session was to highlight the factors that potentially lead to clinical error in a way that engaged students and enabled them to relate learning to their own experiences. The challenge was how best to do this in an online setting. This article describes the use of an approach devised by AdvanceHE. Two student participants contribute their reflections to this article and focus on the extent to which the session facilitated a new understanding of the impact of human factors in a perioperative setting. These reflections suggest that the approach to the teaching employed was useful to participants and that it has promise as an online approach. The authors recommend evaluation of this approach.

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): Online learning, Human factors, Student engagement, Communities of inquiry, Simulated learning, Reflection, Debriefing
Research Areas: A. > School of Health and Education > Adult, Child and Midwifery
Item ID: 35863
Notes on copyright: © The Author(s) 2022
This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) which permits any use, reproduction and distribution of the work without further permission provided the original work is attributed as specified on the SAGE and Open Access pages (https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/open-access-at-sage).
Depositing User: Jisc Publications Router
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2022 08:33
Last Modified: 12 Sep 2022 10:27
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/35863

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