Engaging perioperative students in online learning: human factors

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Mehigan, S., Cenarosa, A., Smith, R., Zvavamwe, M. and Traynor, M. 2022. Engaging perioperative students in online learning: human factors. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 33 (1-2), pp. 4-8. https://doi.org/10.1177/17504589221107227
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TitleEngaging perioperative students in online learning: human factors
AuthorsMehigan, S., Cenarosa, A., Smith, R., Zvavamwe, M. and Traynor, M.
Abstract

The aim of this article is to reflect on how a specific approach to teaching and learning – role-play and in particular the ‘radio play’ format – can overcome some of the alienation and barriers to student engagement that the necessity for online teaching can engender. The example used is a post-registration module in perioperative nursing delivered in a London University. Authors reflect on experiences of developing and implementing an activity designed to increase student engagement in an online session focussing on Human Factors in the perioperative setting. The aim of the session was to highlight the factors that potentially lead to clinical error in a way that engaged students and enabled them to relate learning to their own experiences. The challenge was how best to do this in an online setting. This article describes the use of an approach devised by AdvanceHE. Two student participants contribute their reflections to this article and focus on the extent to which the session facilitated a new understanding of the impact of human factors in a perioperative setting. These reflections suggest that the approach to the teaching employed was useful to participants and that it has promise as an online approach. The authors recommend evaluation of this approach.

KeywordsOnline learning; Human factors; Student engagement; Communities of inquiry; Simulated learning; Reflection; Debriefing
Sustainable Development Goals3 Good health and well-being
Middlesex University ThemeHealth & Wellbeing
LanguageEnglish
PublisherSAGE Publications
JournalJournal of Perioperative Practice
ISSN1750-4589
Electronic2515-7949
Publication dates
Online03 Sep 2022
PrintJan 2023
Publication process dates
Accepted29 May 2022
Deposited12 Sep 2022
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Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1177/17504589221107227
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