Presentation on theme: "Aims and benefits of a structured approach to personal tutoring in professional healthcare programmes Mike McIvor Lecturer Department of Inter-professional."— Presentation transcript:
Aims and benefits of a structured approach to personal tutoring in professional healthcare programmes Mike McIvor Lecturer Department of Inter-professional Health Studies School of Health Science
Aim To offer insights into the process of supporting cultural change in personal tutoring in a research led university
Structure Contextual background Structure of personal tutoring Supporting cultural change
Structure for personal tutoring Role expectations outlined Structured approach with defined contact and opportunities for ad hoc contact Non-vocational vs vocational courses Learning and professional development agenda (LEAP) Continuing professional development
Students can usually expect The same personal tutor for the duration of their course A registered healthcare professional as their personal tutor Consideration of academic, clinical and personal development as appropriate Reasonable access to personal tutor if there is a specific problem To be referred to sources of support where appropriate
Resources available Student support services Access to support services from Carmarthen Campus Role of student officer Contact with Programme Manager Access to School academic services - placements, assessment issues, enrolment etc.
Tutorial agenda Use of self assessment and action plans – (LEAP & All Wales FFP Nursing & Midwifery clinical documentation) Preparation for /collation of documentation following clinical placements Use of portfolio to consider personal and professional development Small group reflection with other personal students of tutor in same cohort.
Evolving as a personal tutor Knowledge of course structure Knowledge of assessment requirements - theory - clinical practice Balancing administration requirements with teaching, research and clinical requirements of the role
Support for personal tutors Signposting to relevant student support information Cohort or branch meetings to update on course developments Attending staff / student committees to become apprised of current issues Finding a mentor / source of sage counsel
Student experiences of personal tutoring
Summary Structured personal tutor support in place Often fulfils personal and academic tutor roles Challenges and opportunities for both student and tutor Reviews and monitors professional body course requirements and can thus identify issues during the process rather than towards the end Hopefully prepares student for requirement for continuing professional development after registration