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Integrating research-informed teaching within an undergraduate level 4 (year 1) diagnostic radiography curriculum: a pilot study

Higgins, RN, Hogg, P and Robinson, L 2013, 'Integrating research-informed teaching within an undergraduate level 4 (year 1) diagnostic radiography curriculum: a pilot study' , Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 65 (3) , pp. 351-368.

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Abstract

This article discusses the piloting and evaluation of the Research-informed Teaching experience (RiTe) project. The aim of RiTe was to link teaching and learning with research within an undergraduate diagnostic radiography curriculum. A preliminary pilot study of RiTe was undertaken with a group of level 4 (year 1) volunteer BSc (Hons) diagnostic radiography students to evaluate their experiences. The students undertook a weeklong set of activities to facilitate their understanding of the effects of X-ray exposure factor settings on image quality and patient radiation dose. A mixed methods approach using a group interview with the students in conjunction with a student evaluation form was used to assess their experiences. Analysis of both sets of data revealed a positive student learning experience, although the student perception of the purpose of RiTe needed to be more explicit. RiTe has now become integrated into the level 4 curriculum. Further work is planned to better examine the student holistic experience of RiTe.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Schools > School of Health Sciences
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Vocational Education & Training
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1363-6820
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Mr Robert Higgins
Date Deposited: 30 Apr 2014 12:31
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2015 23:43
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/31789

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