Students, on their own, study course content outside of class either by online/offline reading, or listening to/watching pre-recorded lectures.
2a) In-class Individual Readiness Assurance Testing (iRAT)
In class, students independently complete a short multiple-choice test or quiz based on their preparation study.
2b) Team Readiness Assurance Test (tRAT)
Students then gather in their own groups and using TBL-enabled software, retake the test and record their answers.
3) Application of course concepts
Finally, again working in their groups, students collectively solve problems by applying their knowledge to real-life medical situations. It is here that academics facilitate a classroom discussion to help draw conclusions and to strengthen the learning of the session.
We will also have medical and health professional experts and patients involved in some sessions to help students understand the clinical application of the knowledge you are learning to the work of the doctor.
4) Peer Review
Students will be encouraged to give and receive constructive feedback, a skill set required in the work place where health professionals are expected to work with teams from several disciplines. We intend to develop a process to enable our students to highlight the positive behaviours of their peers and develop the skills of constructive feedback.