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T+l conference 2011_final_presentation

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T+l conference 2011_final_presentation

  1. 1. Boring....Dull...Tedious...Not Anymore!<br />Jennifer Bullock – POG<br />Sarah Annand- POG<br />Dr Lynn Moran- Lecturer/Module coordinator <br />Bridget Porritt- University Teacher MIRT<br />
  2. 2. Overview of Presentation<br />Background<br />Workshops<br />Results<br />Future<br />
  3. 3. What is Radiotherapy?<br /><ul><li>Application of ionising radiation (x-ray photons) to treat malignant disease
  4. 4. Cure or palliate.
  5. 5. With minimal effect on normal tissue</li></li></ul><li>What is Radiotherapy?<br />Technological advances<br />Highly specialised<br />Complex planning process<br />Maximise dose to tumour tissue and minimise dose to normal tissue<br />
  6. 6. Anatomical sciences <br />Physical Sciences, <br />Behavioural Sciences<br />BSc (Hons) <br />Radiotherapy<br />ONCOLOGY AND<br />RADIOTHERAPY<br />Professional Studies<br />Research,<br /> Communications<br /> Clinical Skills.<br />Extensive and diverse training<br />Integrated approach enabling students to relate academic work to clinical experience<br />Inter-professional learning opportunities<br />
  7. 7. What’s the problem?<br />GCSE Grade B Maths<br />260 UCAS points ( B, C, C) Biology, and/or Physics and Maths<br />High attrition rates across AHP courses<br />Struggle with Radiation Science and Radiotherapy<br /> Technology Year 1<br />Potentially lose good students <br />Confidence/Enthusiasm<br />
  8. 8. The Story so far....<br />Questionnaires at the beginning of Sem 2 Yr 1<br /> Strongly Neither Strongly<br /> Disagree Agree <br />State previous physics qualifications<br />Q1. ‘I feel confident when asked a physics based question’.<br />50% Disagree ( all GCSE physics only)<br />Most confident = A Level Physics students<br />Pleasingly the majority understood why it was part of the programme. <br />Majority felt they could learn better by carrying out a practical task- there were no physics practicals!<br />1 3 5<br />
  9. 9. Hand over to the POGs<br />Last T&L conference we saw something different and perhaps a chance to change ....<br />
  10. 10. Overview<br />09/2010<br />Physics Olympics<br />14/02/2011<br /><ul><li>Workshop 2</li></ul>(EM Spectrum)<br />31/01/2011<br /><ul><li>Workshop 1</li></ul>(Atomic Structure)<br />24/02/2011<br /><ul><li>Workshop 3</li></ul>(Rutherford Scattering)<br />
  11. 11. Physics OlympicsInduction Event in September 2010<br />Flags Code Event<br />Fire the Rocket<br />Introductory Lab Session <br />Body Parts Event<br />Angles Refresher<br />
  12. 12. Workshop1:Atomic Structure<br />Met Students at Metropolitan Cathedral<br /><ul><li>Students assigned groups
  13. 13. Brief Description of Scale/Atomic Structure</li></li></ul><li>Workshop 2:EM Spectrum<br />Introductory Talk<br />Diffraction Demos<br />Chocolate Microwave<br />Problem Sheets & Solutions<br />Swap Over<br />Self Evaluation<br />
  14. 14. Workshop3:Rutherford Scattering<br />Lab Session<br /><ul><li>Rutherford Scattering Activity
  15. 15. Rutherford Scattering Experiment</li></ul>Activities Session<br /><ul><li>Cross Section Talk
  16. 16. PDT Talk
  17. 17. Attenuation Gauntlet
  18. 18. Physics Problems
  19. 19. Feedback Questionnaire</li></li></ul><li>“No, the activities were enjoyable but didn’t really relate to Radiotherapy.”<br />Results<br />“No, it was more fun and less challenging than I thought it’d be.”<br />“Yes, gave a good introduction to Physics.”<br />
  20. 20. Results<br />WS1<br />WS2<br />WS3<br />Activities/Demos<br />Phys Olymp<br />Lab Sessions<br />
  21. 21. Results<br />“More about the structure of the atom, back scattering.”<br />“They were well explained but didn’t really seem related to our course.”<br />“I understand the basic physics more but I don't see the relevance to the course.”<br />“These sessions have helped me to build my knowledge so far on the course.”<br />
  22. 22. Results<br />“If there were more about physics related to radiotherapy.”<br />“Yes, more aspects of physics we will all deal with in radiotherapy everyday.”<br />“If I did I think it would be more helpful if it were more relevant to the work done this semester.”<br />
  23. 23. Results<br />“Quite Boring and Difficult.”<br />“I feel I understand it more.”<br />“Still a tough subject but isn’t as rigid as I first thought.”<br />Total Positive After<br />“I still hate physics.”<br />“Hate Physics!”<br />After Workshops<br />“Numbers and Equations”<br />“Absolutely love it.”<br />Before Workshops<br />
  24. 24. Questionnaire findings <br />Students found it difficult to relate physics to Radiotherapy.<br />96% of students felt more positive about physics afterwards<br />90% of students felt the workshops were relevant<br />60% of students enjoyed the workshops<br />Minority felt the workshops were not helpful<br />(14% activities and 7% labs)<br />
  25. 25. The Future ....<br /><ul><li>Workshops time-tabled for semester 1
  26. 26. Re-run 2011
  27. 27. Radiotherapy/Diagnostic students
  28. 28. Incorporate module syllabus into workshops
  29. 29. Problem sessions based on tutorial/past-papers
  30. 30. Collaboration with Maths department</li>

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