Health’s Got Talent is the School of Health Science’s (SHS) annual learning and teaching showcase. The ten finalists this year presented an impressive array of projects. Learning and Teaching Awards with cash prizes were provided by LEaD.
The difficult job of awarding the prizes was in the capable hands of the judges: Professor Debra Salmon (Dean of SHS), Professor Pam Parker (Deputy Director of LEaD), Malek Areb (Student Union President) and Patrick Burke (Service Users and Carers Advisory Board).
There was also an audience vote using Poll Everywhere for the entry that people felt was most likely to influence their practice.
After careful deliberation and a cream scone or two, the winners were announced.
The Gold Award went to Irene Ctori, Farah Mohamed, Andrea Oskis, Ahalya Subramanian and Peter Jones for the Teaching empathy by simulated practice in optometry (TESPO) project. The project involves using virtual reality (VR) headsets to simulate the condition of age-related macular degeneration in order to enhance empathy amongst optometry students. The presentation included a demonstration of the VR experience via the teaching pod visualiser.
The silver awards went to Caroline McGraw, Matt Goral and Connie Tse for Innovation in assessment: pitching a service improvement initiative and to Karen Rawlings-Anderson and Janet Hunter for tic tac medicines. The audience-voted award went to Liam Mannion, Chris O’Sullivan and Aisha Moolla for A peer-to-peer learning event in the virtual environment radiotherapy training (VERT) room for Year 1 & Year 2 undergraduate radiotherapy students ).
Congratulations to all the participants.
You can view two-minute videos of the finalists. We will be sharing details of more of the entries in future posts.