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Increasing medical students' engagement in public health: case studies illustrating the potential role of online learning

Sheringham, J; Lyon, A; Jones, A; Strobl, J; Barratt, H; (2016) Increasing medical students' engagement in public health: case studies illustrating the potential role of online learning. Journal of Public Health , 38 (3) e316-e324. 10.1093/pubmed/fdv140. Green open access

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: The value of e-learning in medical education is widely recognized but there is little evidence of its value in teaching medical students about public health. Such evidence is needed because medical students' engagement with public health has been low. We present three recent case studies from UK medical schools to illustrate diverse ways in which online approaches can increase medical students' engagement with learning public health. METHODS: A comparative case study approach was used applying quantitative and qualitative data to examine engagement in terms of uptake/use amongst eligible students, acceptability and perceived effectiveness using an analytic framework based on Seven Principles of Effective Teaching. RESULTS: Across the three case studies, most (67-85%) eligible students accessed online materials, and rated them more favourably than live lectures. Students particularly valued opportunities to use e-learning flexibly in terms of time and place. Online technologies offered new ways to consolidate learning of key public health concepts. Although students found contributing to online discussions challenging, it provided opportunities for students to explore concepts in depth and enabled students that were uncomfortable speaking in face-to-face discussions to participate. CONCLUSIONS: E-learning can be applied in diverse ways that increase medical student engagement with public health teaching.

Type: Article
Title: Increasing medical students' engagement in public health: case studies illustrating the potential role of online learning
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdv140
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdv140
Language: English
Additional information: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Journal of Public Health following peer review. The version of record, Sheringham, J; Lyon, A; Jones, A; Strobl, J; Barratt, H; (2016) Increasing medical students' engagement in public health: case studies illustrating the potential role of online learning. Journal of Public Health, 38 (3) e316-e324, is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdv140.
Keywords: education, educational settings, employment and skills, public health
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Applied Health Research
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471476
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