28th March 2017
08.00 meeting at the University with Paul, Sarah and the Deputy VC, DOK , a background in the arts and a special interest in drama and films. Sarah got on like a house on fire! We explored the possibility of making short educational videos in conjunction with Media Studies at BU and plan to film a session of active learning as a pilot. Meanwhile Judy was with Prof Jasper, the VC discussing her breast treatment pathway which he strongly endorsed. Paul, DOC and Sarah joined the VC. Paul presented a signed copy of the MOU between PAL and LU and there were further discussions about BU, LU links, the ‘buddying’ proposals and virtual links with the Visiting Faculty at BU. Jasper emphasised that these proposals had the backing of the Uganda health minister and President.
During the afternoon Judy taught burns in children and congenital malformations to year 3 and Frankie the first years with Cherie, one of the Peace Corps midwives, while Paul and Sarah prepared for the afternoon session with the tutors/lecturers from Midwifery and Public Health. This was a practical workshop run by Sarah on how role-play may be used as a teaching and learning technique. 18 tutors (most of the Faculties) attended and after a little hesitation when they discovered they would be asked to take on a role – they became completely engaged and seemed to enjoy the session and got some useful ideas from it. When asked to suggest some scenarios relevant to their students’ clinical settings which could be enacted – there were some very interesting situations including: a patient presents at clinic and has been refusing to take her medication another, slightly more contentious scenario (unanimously suggested by the group) was: A teenage Prima Gravida presents to the maternity ward and objects to being examined by a male midwife. Some fascinating observations came out of this session as well as a lot of laughter. A hugely enjoyable session.