Redesigning first year anatomy and physiology subjects for allied health students: introducing active learning experiences for physiology in a first semester subject

Megaw, Pam L., and Zimanyi, Monika A. (2019) Redesigning first year anatomy and physiology subjects for allied health students: introducing active learning experiences for physiology in a first semester subject. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 27 (8). pp. 26-35.

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In this paper we describe the initial development of flipped classroom learning activities for the physiology component of a first year anatomy and physiology class for allied health students, and the subsequent transformation to focus on active learning strategies over a period of three years. The learning activities incorporated included the use of audience response systems for in-class quizzing, mini case studies, role plays, and simulations. Results of on-course assessment items, consisting of on-line quizzes, was compared in order to determine whether active learning approaches improved academic performance. We found that academic performance increased across the cohorts when first implemented as flipped classroom, and the increase was maintained in the subsequent years focussing on the active learning strategies alone. We conclude that the introduction of active learning experiences to this class enhanced engagement and academic performance across the student cohorts.

Item ID: 63046
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2200-4270
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Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2020 23:23
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130209 Medicine, Nursing and Health Curriculum and Pedagogy @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement @ 33%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930201 Pedagogy @ 33%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930301 Assessment and Evaluation of Curriculum @ 34%
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