The Interdisciplinary Case Conference was developed by the faculty of the School of Health Professions to serve as a one-day capstone project involving students from all SHP program areas. The students are assigned to interdisciplinary teams and given a case study to evaluate. They are then asked to develop and deliver a presentation about their findings to the faculty and student body. All students involved in the conference are given a pre- and post-test and are evaluated by the faculty. The faculty are also given the opportunity to complete an evaluation of the session.
The Case Study Investigation - Interdisciplinary Learning in the Virtual Clinic, addressed the need for effective staff communication between diverse medical practitioners for safe and effective treatment of cancer patients. For a patient to receive safe care, medical practitioners must communicate effectively in a coordinated effort to diagnose and treat the afflicted person. For this reason, the School of Health Profession’s leadership and faculty decided to develop and implement an annual Interdisciplinary Case Study Conference for students to learn about other disciplines through an innovative and engaging program implemented in a simulated clinical environment. This program, which took place during a one-day conference, involved students from eight medical and health sciences programs working collaboratively on a fictional patient’s visit to a virtual clinic and included students’ diagnosis and treatment, and reviews of visit reports.
MD Anderson Educators Win AEIRS/Elsevier Innovator of the Year Award
“Mahsa Dehghanpour, Ed.d., Program Director and Assistant Professor, and Jamie Baker, ME.d., Instructor and Education Coordinator, both of the Medical Dosimetry Program in the School of Health Professions, have been recognized for their outstanding work as educators in imaging sciences.
The AEIRS (Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences) / Elsevier Innovator of the Year Award recognizes the work of an outstanding educator in imaging sciences who shows exceptional innovation and effectiveness in regards to promoting student learning through technology.” From the Elsevier Press Release
Congratulations, Dr. Dehghanpour and Ms. Baker.
Article Excerpt from: AEIRS Spectrum Volume 24, Number 2, pg. 9
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