Dr Sarah Baillie, Professor Emeritus of the University of Bristol gave an interactive presentation regarding modern options for teaching clinical principles in May 2019.
Prof. Baillie was one of the first people in the world who started adapting clinical practical training (i.e. skills lab) tools to veterinary medicine. The presentation, held at the University of Veterinary Medicine Budapest’s Department of Internal Medicine was attended by multiple clinical educators.
Aside from sharing experience on operating a clinical skills lab, she also talked about the evidence-based assessment of the effectiveness of clinical teaching. Since the evidence shows that traditional lectures have the worst efficacy, she also proposed new approaches to classroom-based education (flipped classroom, case- and problem-based education).
During the presentation, the educators were shown assessment methods of skills lab knowledge, and could also participate in the role of a student in a short demonstration, where they could experience the difficulties of transferring manual skills.
Professor Sarah Baillie the most recognised senior lecturer in veterinary education
Sarah is renowned for her contagious enthusiasm and passion for veterinary education as well as an evident affection for animals, students and her profession. She has a rather unusual background as she spent many years as a veterinary surgeon in general practice before retraining (after an injury) in computing science. She now uses her unique combination of skills as clinician, teacher and computing scientist to transform many aspects of student learning.
Photos: Flóra Jakab veterinary student