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Tag Archives: Psychiatry

Student Participation in Discussion Forums

Frequently lecturers complain about the difficulty of getting students to participate in discussion forums. We are now getting close to 100% participation in a forum on reflective writing for medical students. This is part of an undergraduate module in Psychiatry. There are about 50 students in the class, which runs four times a year. WhatContinue Reading

Open Educational Resources

Since I last wrote about the National Digital Learning Repository (NDLR) over two years ago, a project team including Media Services, Psychiatry from the UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science, Saint Vincent’s University Hospital and the Health Service Executive, won an award from the NDLR to develop and share learning open educational resources onContinue Reading

Medical eLearning @ EdTech 2010

My own presentation was on Approaches to History taking in Medical Education.  It showed how UCD School of Medicine and Medical Science is using online learning to teach the skills needed in taking case histories from patients, particularly in sensitive areas such as psychiatry and gynaecology. The slides give a flavour of the presentation butContinue Reading

eLearning in Psychiatry

UCD Psychiatrists are taking to eLearning. Prof Patricia Casey (Mater Hospital) has written online Continuing Professional Development (CPD) modules for the British Journal of Psychiatry, for example, on the psychosocial management of deliberate self-harm. In St. Vincent’s, psychiatrists are redesigning the curriculum for the online delivery of their ‘Clinical 1’ module. Our colleagues in TrinityContinue Reading