Collaborative-Approach to improve teaching And Learning Yielding Sustainable and Translational outcomes (CATALYST)
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AbstractBackground: Collaborative teaching is usually limited to collaborations within the same discipline. The CATALYST project is designed to develop the translational crossdisciplinary e-teaching platform in geriatric medicine. The rapidly aging population demands a system that promotes better health. Our students will impact on geriatric care of our community through various disciplines.
Summary of Work: CATALYST consisted of an online learning platform and outreach sessions. Geriatric care and medication safety teaching materials were prepared by teachers from Biomedical Sciences, Pharmacy, Medical Science, Nursing, Chinese Medicine, and Social Work. The community outreach program provided platforms to engage students to utilize the knowledge learned in the community.
Summary of Results: 206 students were enrolled.According to the pre-post survey, there was an improvement by 17% in understanding medication safety, 27% in atrial fibrillation knowledge, 9% in understanding elders’ needs and 11% in communication skills with elders.Over 90% of students agree that both the CATALYST and outreach met their expectation.
Discussion: The evaluation result proved that CATALYST could strengthen students’ knowledge in a wide variety. Many elders have multiple chronic diseases, drug-related problems, home-alone with multiple psychosocial problems that require our attention. CATALYST created a good inter-professional learning experience to improve students’ understanding of geriatric care in different perspectives.
Conclusion: The CATALYST project promoted interprofessional collaborations to enhance efficient teaching and learning platforms to improve cohesive teaching and learning outcomes addressing the needs of the public. The CATALYST project strived to impact on the quality and delivery of teaching and aims to improve professional education in tertiary education institutions.
Take-home Message: The CATALYST project promoted inter-professional collaborations to improve cohesive teaching and learning outcomes addressing the needs of the public. This new teaching platform incorporated both basic and fundamental knowledge subjects in biomedical sciences, social sciences and clinical therapeutic courses in medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social welfare sciences.
All Author(s) ListLee V, Chan W, Chau J, Chung M, Lau A, Yan B
Name of ConferenceThe Association of Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) 2017 Conference
Start Date of Conference26/08/2017
End Date of Conference30/08/2017
Place of ConferenceHelsinki
Country/Region of ConferenceFinland
Year2017
Month8
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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