UW Stout EDU 762-930 Feb. 2010

Description of Proposed Course and Student Population - Carolyn Jenkins

The experience of training in teams with other health professions students and using simulation and technology has been recommended by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in the 1999 report To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System. Four objectives that could become part of an on-line health professions or health education course are proposed. The objectives are designed to expand the student's view of the role of simulation in the health care environment to include education, practice, research, and continuing education. The student is challenged to hypothesize about the future of simulation in one domain of health care - education. Students will collaborate in multidisciplinary health professions teams and use technology in the form of on-line assessment tools to create a presentation that integrates the groups discussions, readings, and suggested futures into a cohesive document for publication on-line. These four objectives could be incorporated into courses such as patient safety, health education, health information technology or informatics, health professions leadership courses, and research courses.

Student Population: College level students in the health professions. This includes medical students, physician assistant students, emergency medical technician and paramedic students, nursing and allied health students, respiratory and physical therapy students and pharmacy students.

Learning Objective-
Blooms Taxonomy: summarize - Comprehension & generate - Synthesis
Each student will summarize three readings and generate at least two hypotheses about the future of simulation in healthcare education and post their summary and predictions on their wiki page in the class wiki using the Writing Rubric as a guide.
Technology - Assessment Tool / Wiki

Learning Objective-
Blooms Taxonomy: construct - Analysis
Student groups will construct a power point presentation that incorporates their review of the literature and hypotheses about the future of simulation in healthcare education using the Presentation Rubric as a guide.
Technology - Assessment Tool / Google Docs

Learning Objective-
Blooms Taxonomy: publish- Application
Student groups will publish their collaborative power point about the future of simulation in online healthcare education in slideshare using the Publishing Rubric as a guide.
Technology - Assessment Tool / Slideshare

Learning Objective-
Blooms Taxonomy: Assess- Evaluation
At the beginning and end of the course each student will take an on line survey to assess for change in knowledge, awareness, and attitude about current uses and future of simulation in healthcare education. The collated data from the on-line evaluations will be shared with students and a follow up group discuss will be used to verify validity of questions and use to make changes in the class and evaluation tool for future course offerings.
Technology - Assessment Tool / SurveyMonkey