Student Advisory Group (SAG) meeting November 1st 2007
Attended by CETL staff and student representatives from Medicine and Nursing.
I think it is fair to say that this was very successful first meeting! Thank you to those that attended and shared ideas and concerns. It’s been helpful to know the kind of changes we can make in terms of resources in the Clinical Skills Centre (CSC) and on the Skills Bus. What follows is a summary of the main points covered in the meeting. Please feel free to write in and add your own suggestions. Posted by Cherry Buckwell (Skills Facilitator).
Why CETL wants to hear from students
We have funding and facilities which we want to use to develop learning resources which meet your learning needs. To get this right we need to work in collaboration with you.
Concerns raised by SAG
Group members mentioned inconsistent clinical skills teaching and hope that through CETL and Clinical Skills Centre they can get more consistent teaching
What currently works well
Great improvement for students - having online booking system for SDL in Clinical Skills Centre
• CETL introduction to students: needs to happen during induction weeks for 1st year nurses, 3rd year medics.
• Skills check list : Student members also suggested that it would be very helpful for them to have a 'skill check list' for years 3, 4 and 5, as students are confused as to which skills they are expected to learn for which year.
• CE6 for announcements: It was suggested that CE6 is used for announcements regarding CETL and CSC.
• ACLS (Anatomy) Subscription: Suggestion to subscribe to 'ACLS'? (atlas of human anatomy). This is now under consideration, though we may need more students to ask for it.
• Teaching Videos: Students would like existing teaching videos to be transferred to DVD. Copyright makes this tricky, in short, it will be easier to make new ones, anyone interested????
• Lab Equipment updates: Suggestions for latest equipment purchasing – Octopus (phlebotomy)? Incomplete pregnant abdomens to be checked (cables) – Clinical Skills Centre to be informed.
• Updated skills sheets: Suggestion that skills sheets are updated, laminated and available for each room.
• Accessibility: Suggestion that CETL opens on some weekends to improve accessibility for ‘out firms’ students. Staff said this would draw resources away from weekday evening sessions.
• New database of digital radiography images (X-ray. CT, MR) soon to become available for students to access from Clinical Skills Centre.
• Peer Teaching Sessions as Late Night Learning: Student representatives were open to the idea of introducing Peer Teaching Sessions as part of Late Night Learning extra curricular activity.
Third year midwives teaching medics some aspects of O&G was suggested or vice versa. Any other peer teaching ideas? Remember, we have six healthcare professions involved in CETL! (medics, nurses, dentists, speech and language therapists, midwifes, radiographers)
SP: I would love an evening of S.A.L.T. assessment re: swallowing, which would be useful for us with neuro patients.
• Clinical skills videos: Students are interested in making clinical skills DVDs for the CETL website. Please suggest topics for the DVDs!