Students coming to Leeds Medical School can expect an MBChB curriculum enhanced by the thoughtful integration of the latest research-led advancements in learning technology. Our dedicated Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Team work closely with clinicians, academics, students, patients and carers to develop innovative educational resources that compliment every aspect of the MBChB course.
We engage students with a comprehensive range of educational resources to compliment every aspect of the course - mobile learning, e-Portfolio, simulated learning, decision making careers software, eBooks with quizzes and videos, 360 degree virtual tours for orientation. We aim to maximise learning opportunities regardless of location with content available on and offline in a variety of formats for smartphone, tablet, and PC. Through technology we ensure that students are supported equally on campus and out on placement. We also have many opportunities for students to contribute to educational material for national and international academic audiences including the creation of apps.
The TEL team recently won a silver award at the Learning Technologies Awards in the category ‘Best use of simulations or virtual environments for learning’ for their work developing ‘Virtual Histopathology’. The resource, built using 360 video with interactive hotspots and a dedicated audio track, allows users to explore the histopathology laboratories at St James’ Hospital in a virtual reality environment.
‘This project demonstrates a cost-effective, relevant and well-designed solution and serves as a prime example of excellent rationale for the use of immersive technology that truly enhances the student experience’ - judges comment.
It was a real team effort and involved technology staff from the TEL team in LIME, Histopathologists from St James’ and our industry partners Medical Realities.
The Virtual Radiology development team (LTHT Radiologists and TEL team in LIME) were finalists in the Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust Time to Shine Awards for their work developing this Virtual Radiology site.
The RRAPID ebook and App (Recognising and Responding to
Acute Patient Illness and Deterioration) was shortlisted for the Times Higher Education Awards, 2014 in the Outstanding ICT Initiative of the Year category more