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1 Extra Mural Studies Do students share their experiences? Elizabeth Rees BA(Hons)

2 Faculty of Veterinary Science Degree Course 5 year Course38 weeks Extra Mural Studies (EMS)

3 The first 2 years are Pre-Clinical years 12 weeks EMS must be completed These are spent on livestock farms, in kennels and riding schools

4 The next 3 years are Clinical years 26 weeks EMS must be completed These are spent in veterinary practices, abattoirs and with the Veterinary Laboratory Agency

5 Monitoring of EMS Administration – all years Check number of weeks students have done and where Certificate of attendance validated by EMS provider

6 - write 2 long reports <2500 words 1 on a horse placement 1 on a cattle placement 30% of marks go towards 2 nd year examination Monitoring of EMS Years 1 & 2 - write short reports <500 words on each placement

7 Years 3, 4 & 5 - keep a journal of cases seen in Practice - write a referral letter - write 2 clinical case reports in detail 5% of marks go towards the final year examination Monitoring of EMS

8 Question 1.Which year are you in ? 70% replies from Years 3 and 4 Survey posted on Blackboard in February 2006

9 Question 2. Which people are you most likely to discuss your EMS experiences with: TutorEMS Provider Colleagues within your year Colleagues within other years Friends and family outside of the University Not with anyone

10 Question 2. Which people are you most likely to discuss your EMS experiences with: Colleagues within your year 65% Friends and family outside of the University 21% EMS Provider 10.5% Not with anyone 2.5% Tutor 0.6%Colleagues within other years 0%

11 Question 3. If a problem arises with your EMS, place in order the people you would be most likely to communicate with: TutorEMS Provider Colleagues within your year Colleagues within other years Friends and family outside of the University Not with anyone

12 Question 3. If a problem arises with your EMS, place in order the people you would be most likely to communicate with: Tutor 13% EMS Provider 32% Colleagues within your year 15.5% Colleagues within other years 0% Friends and family outside of the University 37% Not with anyone 2%

13 Question 4. What is your preferred method of communicating with each of the following people: Friends and family outside of the University Your peers within the veterinary course TutorEMS Provider

14 Options: Informal chat Mobile phone call (not text) Mobile text message Hard copy (letter) Other

15 Question 4. What is your preferred method of communicating with each of the following people: Informal chat 79% 74.5% Your peers within the veterinary course Friends & family outside of the University Tutor Mobile text message 12% Informal chat 78% Mobile phone call (not text) 18% Informal chat 22% EMS ProviderInformal chat 44% Mobile phone call (not text) 29% Hard copy (letter) 14%

16 Summary of EMS Communications 1.Students were most likely to talk to colleagues within their year about their EMS experiences. This was by informal chat. Mobile phone texting was also popular. 2. Family & friends were the most likely contacts if a problem arose with EMS. Communication was by informal chat or mobile phone (non-text). 3. Students were not keen to contact their tutors. Those that did preferred to use Student contact with the EMS provider was via informal chat but also by letter. 5. Sadly a few students preferred not discuss their EMS experiences with anyone.

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18 Extra Mural Studies in Veterinary Education Essential but undervalued Can E-Portfolios help? Avril Senior BVSc MA MRCVS

19 Research objectives Provide an experiential assessment system Ensure discussion opportunities timetabled Incentive to do more? Provide feedback to the students

20 Database construction A completely electronic system for placement booking and assessment Reduce paperwork Prevent falsification of evidence Integrate with LUSID Provide feedback for the students

21 E-Portfolio Structure Whatever the structure, it must be relevant to the student.

22 What is an E-Portfolio? Data Repository Presentational toolInstitutional tool Personal web space Learner driven

23 BLOG KEY SKILLS LEARNING OBJECTIVES DRUG GLOSSARY ACHIEVEMENTS CV PDP CASE STUDIES/CORE CASES PEER APPRAISALS COLLABORATIVE WORK REVISION NOTES DISCUSSION BOARD QUESTIONS FAVORITE LINKS: GOOGLE PUBMED RCVS WEBSITE Welcome to my portfolio

24 BLOG 22/05/06 Park Vet clinic 18mnth old chiahuahua F(N) HX: BIOP 3 weeks from rescue. non pruitic alopecia, adherent scale, in- contact humans have similar cutaneous lesions. DDX: dermatophytosis, FAD, contact allergy, demodicosis, seasonal flank alopecia, trauma, infection. TESTS: Woods lamp –ve, Skin scrapes – ve, Hair pluck +ve for dermatophytes TX: Griseofulvin daily for 6 weeks. Feed with fatty meal.

25 BLOG KEY SKILLS LEARNING OBJECTIVES DRUG GLOSSARY ACHIEVEMENTS CV PDP CASE STUDIES/CORE CASES PEER APPRAISALS COLLABORATIVE WORK REVISION NOTES DISCUSSION BOARD QUESTIONS FAVORITE LINKS: GOOGLE PUBMED RCVS WEBSITE Welcome to my portfolio

26 KEY SKILLS-Yr 3 (Equine) Clin exam – Temp/Pulse/HR/RR Physical restraint Ageing by dentition Hoof paring/trimming Shoe removal Oral Admin of medicines Bandaging- digit/carpus/hock Prep/sterilisation of instruments Thoracic auscultation -4 heart sounds. Yes/No

27 BLOG KEY SKILLS LEARNING OBJECTIVES DRUG GLOSSARY ACHIEVEMENTS CV PDP CASE STUDIES/CORE CASES PEER APPRAISALS COLLABORATIVE WORK REVISION NOTES DISCUSSION BOARD QUESTIONS FAVORITE LINKS: GOOGLE PUBMED RCVS WEBSITE Welcome to my portfolio

28 LEARNING OBJECTIVES Practice placing twitches Start observing lameness workups Get better at hearing all 4 heart sounds Improve my bandaging skills Use the ophthalmoscope Improve my communication skills with clients Help with post mortem examinations

29 BLOG KEY SKILLS LEARNING OBJECTIVES DRUG GLOSSARY ACHIEVEMENTS CV PDP CASE STUDIES/CORE CASES PEER APPRAISALS COLLABORATIVE WORK REVISION NOTES DISCUSSION BOARD QUESTIONS FAVORITE LINKS: GOOGLE PUBMED RCVS WEBSITE Welcome to my portfolio

30 DRUG GLOSSARY Generic name Trade name Specie s IndicationMode of admin Contra- indication s Griseoful vin FulcinDogDermatoph ytosis OralTeratogeni c: avoid if pregnant

31 ASSESSMENT In depth case studies - 1case/student/yr –Peer assessed –Review given a mark –(Work collaboratively to produce a ‘best practice’ scenario) Key skill list completed OSCE’s

32 The Ultimate Goal!

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34 The Ultimate Goal?

35 Summary Align EMS experiences with theoretical and practical teaching Encourage reflective practice Allow self expression and illustrate self progression Help people define their own success?

36 Overview Discussion boards Active learning PBL EMS Pre-clinical Clinical Reflective learning E-portfolios Database Assessment


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