An investigation into FRS (Fixed Resource Session) offered in support of PBL (Problem Based Learning) in Year 1-2 of the medical curriculum in Glasgow

Sartania, N. (2008) An investigation into FRS (Fixed Resource Session) offered in support of PBL (Problem Based Learning) in Year 1-2 of the medical curriculum in Glasgow. In: AMEE 2008, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 Aug - 3 Septr 2008,

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Abstract

Aims: To evaluate the FRS sessions provided for undergraduate students in their non-clinical years in a PBL based curriculum in order to investigate what constitutes a successful FRS and what guides students’ feedback. FRSs supplement our PBL-based curriculum with labs, seminars and workshops and are provided to augment core learning, impart basic research skills and the confidence to engage in clinical research. Students judge these sessions in web-based questionnaires with recommendations for improvement. Despite the satisfactory evaluation of FRSs in the non-clinical years, there is a perception that medical students shy away from laboratory sessions, especially those involving open-end experiments.<p></p> Summary of work: Four semi-structured focus groups of 6 members each were formed. The groups have produced a series of statements on different aspects of FRSs and rank them in order of importance. The entire 1st and 2nd years validated the findings by means of an on-line questionnaire.<p></p> Summary of results: 51% of students identified the relevance, guidance, length of sessions, enthusiasm of staff and the handouts as the main contributors to a positive feedback (in this order).<p></p> Conclusion: Based on students’ feedback, we have formed an overview of their opinion and identified the areas for further improvement.<p></p>

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sartania, Dr Nana
Authors: Sartania, N.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing

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