Posts tagged Formative Assessment
Welcome to week 2. Now we get into the fun stuff, putting to good use all that physiology and getting to practise your new found clinical skills to appreciate the clinical presentation of patients with obstructive lung diseases. We will have you pitting your lung function against each other with our spirometry machines, we will show you how to help manage patients with and without the use of medications and give you your own personal Rosetta stone to interpret Arterial Blood Gases. The week 2 study guide is now available here. Of course, all of the lecture material and formative assessment for this week is available on the blog. Now don’t say we’re not good to you…..
So, we’ve made it through week 1 in one piece. Yes there have been a few slip ups, a missed lecture and delayed ward teaching as well as a few technical hiccups, but on the whole I think we got through unscathed. All these issues have now been addressed or rectified – and thanks for letting us know about them early. Remember, if you want to go over the lecture material from this week it is all here on the site as well as some formative assessment to make sure you are up to speed. And don’t forget about the iCAST material – may be a long and winding road to get to it, but I think it is well worth it. Let us know in the comments what you think of week one or if there are any issues you haven’t told us about yet. And if you haven’t already made use of “Ask DundeeChest” – feel free. There have been some good questions and answers posted there already. I mean, where else do you have a students question answered by both the Professorial System Convener as well as the Phase Convener within 24 hours? Where else? Nowhere else, that’s where.
It’s been brought to my attention that there is yet more formative assessment for you all to get stuck into. The iCAST (interactive clinical anatomy and skills teaching) online modules are on blackboard now and there are 5 packages starting with the normal findings and examination. They are all designed to integrate the anatomy with the clinical examination in a normal or pathological chest. I’ve had a look at the first one on examination and normal function and it’s a really good package which goes into a bit more detail than we have time to cover in the clinical skill sessions. The other packages cover various disease processes and will come in handy in the coming weeks as we cover the system more fully. I can’t link them into DundeeChest directly because of password and coding malarky but I will give you a roadmap to find your way to them
Click on “Teaching Materials” on the left hand side
Then on “Formative Assessment” in the bottom left hand corner
Then on “Phase 2″
Then on “Year 2 Respiratory”
Then on “iCAST Normal 2010-11″ (or whichever you fancy)
You will be greeted with a long page of confusing text but not far from the bottom is where you will find the first one on normal function and structure.