The Health Sciences TEL team recently awarded the 2017 student e-learning prize for innovation in medical education at the Student Excellence event. We shortlisted three excellent projects, and the panel and delegates enjoyed presentations from the students involved on the day.
Prize winner – Jessie Heath
Jessie was awarded this year’s prize for her Safe and effective NG tube insertion e-tutorial. Jessie based her project around three narrated films that capture her sketching of characters and diagrams to explain the insertion process. Jessie added a series of hot spot activities using x-rays as part of a second phase of the project. It was released to year 5 students at the end of last year via Hippocrates.
Runner up – Max Brzezicki
Max developed pharMaxology: an artificial intelligence–powered app that creates customised pharmacology quizzes for students. The app, currently in beta, is a promising revision aid, and the platform could easily be used to create revision tests for other topics.
Runner up – Bríd Aherne, Alexander Christie, Emma Griffiths, David Watchorn
The students created an e-tutorial on the Surgical anatomy of the hip. The project applied the relevance of anatomy to orthopaedic hip surgery – topics which are usually taught as separate entities. The group built a comprehensive tutorial, and produced their own surgical videos as part of the material.