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The Development and Implementation of a Monodisciplinary Elective Course Centered on Point of Care Testing for Biomedical Laboratory Scientists
Dreier, Ida; Dellgren, Anja Dalsgaard
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Dreier, I., & Dellgren, A. D. (2021). The Development and Implementation of a Monodisciplinary Elective Course Centered on Point of Care Testing for Biomedical Laboratory Scientists. Poster session presented at 34th World Congress of Biomedical Laboratory Science, København, Denmark.
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Material and methods: The Arena, Blended, Connected (ABC) method, a concept developed by University College London1, was used to design the course. The method is particularly suitable when ensuring that blended and online learning are included in the study activities. A visual course storyboard (Figure 1) including selected methods of innovation and online activities was made from the six different study activities developed by Diana Laurillard's2 concept of the six forms of learning.
The course has been completed twice and each time evaluated by questionnaires answered by the students.
Results: The outcome of this study was the development and implementation of a monodisciplinary elective course, where the students participated in innovative methods such as the Double Diamond model as well as blended and online learning activities. The course involves oral presentations from specialists within their field. The independence and collaboration skills of the students were enhanced, as students in small groups designed a protocol based on their work with quality assurance, applications, systematic literature search, and patient perspective (communication and ethics) in relations to the selected POCT equipment. The students tested the protocol in the laboratory, shared their knowledge with the class, and finally completed the course with a group exam. 96% (26 out of 27) of the students evaluated that the knowledge and process in the course correlated with elements expected in future jobs, and all 100% (27 out of 27) students would recommend the course to future students (Figure 2).
Conclusions: A monodisciplinary elective course for BLS was developed based on the ABC method. The course has a significant relevance for the future work area of the profession, and received an overall positive student evaluation.
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Introduction: The constant change and development in the profession of Biomedical Laboratory Scientists (BLS) calls for a continuous development of the education. Therefore, it is of the utmost importance to introduce students to methods of innovation as well as relevant research areas in order to meet the challenges of the future. One area in rapid development is Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) where subjects such as quality assurance and interdisciplinary collaboration are of importance for the profession. The aim was to develop a 3-week monodisciplinary elective course centered on POCT and the future role of BLS.
Figure 1: Visual storyboard of the first week of the course.
Figure 2: Selected questions from the students evaluation. The course has been conducted twice and data is derived from that.
The Development and Implementation of a Monodisciplinary Elective Course Centered on Point-of-Care Testing for Biomedical Laboratory Scientists
Associate lecturer, PhD. Ida Dreier (email@example.com) and Associate lecturer Anja Dalsgaard Dellgren (firstname.lastname@example.org) Department of Biomedical Laboratory Science, Physiotherapy and Radiography, UCL, Odense Denmark