External link to healthcarelearning video learning zone Registration required for non-student access.
Basic Life Support, Objective Structured Clinical Examination(OSCE 1& 2), key skills, manual handling, safe transfer, medical equipment, infection control, midwifery, audiology.
Three cohorts per year
Following registration, the web portal provides access to over a dozen online learning categories of resources that can be streamed to the viewer through a standard browser. To re-enforce their value to healthcare professionals and students, the tutorial materials are presented by technicians, nurses, academics and specialists and many were filmed at the facilities at St. James’ hospital in Leeds.
Dealing with essential clinical procedures, the videos allow the viewer to visually review techniques as part of their revision and training. Demonstrating practical skills, the videos have proved popular revision aids for the OSCE (Objective Structured Clinical Examination) examinations as they can be far more effective in demonstrating practical skills than more traditional forms of media.
Many of the presentations are delivered through a custom interface. The interface allows the viewer to access specific topics within the materials, and then search within the topics using visual markers. There is also the functionality to accompany the video with slides or notes which can be timed to appear at points within the video. Other methods of delivery include narrated animation and Articulate presentations.
The development of the online resource and reusable interface has encouraged more academics across the school to consider using video to their delivery. Presently the videos are free and open to everyone once they have registered their basic details. This data has shown that the resources are proving popular with students and professionals from other institutions as well as Leeds students.
A scoping study funded from KTE is investigating the resources wider application to support a business plan which will help decide if the material can be subscribed to. Servers are being transferred to central ISS custody to ensure robust support.