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Advancing healthcare sciences through staff, student and service user partnerships

Rolfe, Vivien

Authors

Vivien Rolfe



Abstract

The reforms to the National Health Service scientific training as part of the Modernising Scientific Careers (MSC) initiative have attempted to streamline the delivery of undergraduate-level education through a core ‘Healthcare Science’ Bachelors programme. Central to the reforms, and therefore an integral part of the curricula, is the involvement of patients and service users. Although their involvement is well-established in other medical and healthcare-related disciplines, for Healthcare Science it is new. This case study presents the approaches to integrate patient and service user views in two undergraduate programmes, namely Life Sciences and Physiological Sciences, including input into both programme governance and delivery. The study outlines the challenges and benefits perceived at these early stages of implementation and raises important questions for future research.

Citation

Rolfe, V. (2015). Advancing healthcare sciences through staff, student and service user partnerships

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2015
Journal The Journal of Educational Innovation, Partnership and Change
Print ISSN 2055-4990
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 1
Issue 2
Keywords service users, partnership approaches, patient and public involvement, science teaching
Publisher URL https://journals.gre.ac.uk/index.php/studentchangeagents/index

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