Katali, HM, Parry-Smith, WR, Eliot, RL and O'Mahony, F (2015) A dedicated undergraduate gynaecology teaching clinic: the Keele experience. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 36 (2). pp. 227-229. ISSN 0144-3615

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Much discussion in the literature centres on how best to teach medical students the intricacies of gynaecological assessment and the subsequent formulation of a management plan. At Keele University skills are initially developed in a simulated setting and then transferred to the workplace where students continue to develop their skills. A dedicated undergraduate gynaecology teaching clinic has been developed and comprises of 2-3 students and a tutor. All 38 students rotating through the department between January and June 2013 were invited to complete an anonymous questionnaire to evaluate this clinic and 36 (95%) of them responded. Respondents felt significantly more comfortable taking a gynaecology history, ensuring privacy during examination and formulating a management plan post-clinic (all p < 0.001), with female students feeling significantly more comfortable than their male counterparts (p = 0.04). The use of this clinic shows great promise to help students learn an unfamiliar and challenging skill.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, published online first on 22 October 2016, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/01443615.2015.1050651
Uncontrolled Keywords: Undergraduate, medical education, teaching, learning, gynaecology, outpatient
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 29 Feb 2016 11:54
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2017 15:23
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1488

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