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Postgraduate Medical Ultrasound Programme: Have we Flipped?

Harrison, G. & Harris, A. (2014). Postgraduate Medical Ultrasound Programme: Have we Flipped?. Learning at City Journal, 4(2), pp. 25-38.


In recent years due to technological advances, innovative curriculum design has been central to the developments within many health care education programmes. The Medical Ultrasound programme at City University London has been no exception. To enhance the face to face learning time within the part-time postgraduate programme a method of blended learning was developed, which involves on-line lectures and guided self-study, supported by interactive film viewing sessions, group discussions, simulation and games within the lectures. Additionally on-line case discussions are used to share clinical cases from the students’ workplace and develop collaborative M-level learning and assessment in the clinical modules. To further engage students with this collaborative learning and help to develop transferable skills, students negotiate their own “rules” and take responsibility for leading the cases.

The term “flipped classroom” has appeared frequently in recent educational literature. This article will consider whether the post-graduate medical ultrasound programme has fully flipped, review some of the student feedback and share ideas that could be used within other programmes.

Publication Type: Article
Publisher Keywords: Flipped classroom, learning technology, interactive learning, blended learning, student engagement
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
Departments: Professional Services > Learning, Enhancement and Development > Learning at City Journal
School of Health & Psychological Sciences > Midwifery & Radiography
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