Results for Health
This project sets out to develop strategies that will prepare occupational therapy students/new graduates to be confident evidence-based practice practitioners in a range of practice environments.
An educational resource for health professionals – a collaborative project between Alcohol Healthwatch and the University of Otago, funded by the Ministry of Health.
Six New Zealand tertiary institutions are engaged in a collaborative network of practice around learners and mobile devices, examining the ways in mobility, social media and new approaches to learning and teaching are changing the landscape of education. The project will generate a range of practical strategies for students, teachers and leaders to utilise the affordances of mobile devices for pedagogical transformation and empowering learners.
The aim of this project is to develop and implement a framework for feedback as a process in which learners are involved, for use in clinical settings in a frequent, informal and efficient way.
Weaving our worlds: Māori learner outcomes from an equity-focused strengths-based programme in Health Sciences
This project aims to enhance and then evaluate outcomes form a strengths-plus-evidence-based approach to increase the academic achievement of Māori Health Sciences Frist Year students at the University of Otago. The project and its findings have the potential for application to other educational areas and institutions.
This new project, jointly commissioned by the Ministry for Women and Ako Aotearoa, seeks to increase the participation and success of women in construction and engineering related trades where they are traditionally under-represented.
This project presents the results from a pilot of community-based Medicines and Health Literacy Clinics with final-year pharmacy students at the University of Otago.
The clinics are intended to not only provide an authentic learning experience for the students themselves, but also to create an opportunity for improving health literacy amongst the Otago population.
The clinics offer a patient-centred health information opportunity to improve health literacy in the community.
The HLMC (also known as a ‘Brown Bag Medication Review’) encourages patients to bring all of their medicines and supplements to a community setting without appointment or cost.
Typical discussions centre around answering patient concerns, verifying what is being taken, identifying medication interactions or errors and improving aspects of adherence.
This project evaluates a pilot intervention programme that aims to develop student numeracy and address the concern that many students enter university with low mathematics competency and experience difficulties with quantitative papers
Knowing Practice is a study of practice-based learning across different occupations. In the trades, practice-based learning is usually called “apprenticeship”. In information technology industries, it’s known as “cadetship”. In the later stages of formal learning in medicine, social work, and teaching, it’s “practicum” or vocational “immersion”.
Our aim is to understand the way in which practice-based learning operates across three different occupational fields: