23rd Jun 2016, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

The reality of virtual interaction: using online simulation for the development and assessment of communication skills

Presented by Dr Silas Taylor (Convenor of clinical skills for the UNSW Medicine Program)

UNSW Medicine has addressed a persistent problem: of students needing to develop communication skills via patient interactions, with good feedback, and for assessment. Dr Silas Taylor has led the development of an online simulated platform for patient interaction and assessment - a novel, innovative means for students to interact with patients AND get useful feedback from the patient AND be assessed.

This approach may be relevant to disciplines such as Social Work, Optometry, Psychology, Law, Engineering, Architecture and Built Environment, who want to prepare students for a significant ‘client liaison’ element in their future work. The online simulated interaction and assessment platform has the potential to be customised for use in different contexts, and allows such learning and assessment activities to be incorporated into relevant programs/courses without major curricular changes.

This seminar will discuss the benefits of using a virtual platform for development of communication-related skills, and demonstrate the tool that has been developed for UNSW Medicine.

For more information: https://med.unsw.edu.au/news/world-first-teaching-and-research-collaboration-brings-clinical-skills-online 


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Event Details
Staff Only Event open only to UNSW Staff
30 Seats available


Room 1025, Level 10, Library (back entrace near the IT service centre)

Key Contact
Christina Kingen