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An evaluation of the foundation degree in healthcare science

Beringer, Antonia; Pollard, Katherine

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This project evaluated the innovative Foundation Degree in Healthcare Science course launched by the Faculty of Health & Applied Sciences, UWE, in partnership with Cogent: Skills for Science, Modernising Scientific Careers and Healthcare science employers. A qualitative mixed-methods approach was used to gather perceptions of students and staff. Key messages:1. Timely information about the structure, timings and cost of the programme is important to allow students and workplace mentors to manage the competing demands of study time and workload. 2 Smoothly functioning IT and appropriate use of technology enhanced learning (TEL) are vital for the blended learning approach to be successful. 3 Students have felt that their feedback has been listened to and acted on by academic staff. 4 Service colleagues value the programme as it helps to develop knowledge and confidence in staff who are already team members

Report Type Project Report
Deposit Date Jan 8, 2015
Publicly Available Date Feb 10, 2016
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords evaluation, foundation degree, healthcare science
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Contract Date Feb 10, 2016


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