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Clinical externships within undergraduate studies in veterinary medicine.

Börchers M, Teke A, Tipold A - GMS Z Med Ausbild (2010)

Bottom Line: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits of checklists for clinical practical courses.Data of 360 checklists were assessed in this study to evaluate whether checklists constitute a useful tool to control extramural studies.The results show that checklists are useful to enhance the knowledge of the training centre about the training of students to be adapted.The communication of the importance of the extramural training sessions has to be enhanced.

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Affiliation: Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Klinik für Kleintiere, Hannover, Deutschland.

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits of checklists for clinical practical courses. Clinical externships are a component of the practical part of the veterinary medicine curriculum. The control is under the responsibility of the training centres. Guidelines and checklists for extramural clinical courses were developed in order to facilitate control mechanisms. The analysis of such checklists should give an overview over the actual situation to enable the setting of minimum standards for extramural courses. The guidelines list practical activities carried out by the students in the veterinary practices or clinics. Data of 360 checklists were assessed in this study to evaluate whether checklists constitute a useful tool to control extramural studies.The results show that checklists are useful to enhance the knowledge of the training centre about the training of students to be adapted. However, the advantage is not completely clear to students. The communication of the importance of the extramural training sessions has to be enhanced.

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Distribution of activities carried out per week on average
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Mentions: An overview of all activities carries out shows which treatments can most frequently be taken on by students. Students are particularly frequently allowed to carry out injections. In first place are subcutaneous injections with 10.3 per week, closely followed by 9.5 weekly intra-muscular injections. At 7.0 there are imaging activities, taking blood was done 5.5 times per week on average. Students on average injected intravenously 5.2 times per week and carried out rectal palpitation 4.6 times per week. Lab activities and evaluation of blood tests were carried out approximately 3 times per week. Assisting in surgery and monitoring anaesthesia occurs twice weekly for most students. Activities such as evaluating urine tests, intubation, paracentesis, endoscopy, taking urine samples, birth-related examinations, obstetrics and placing tubes were carried out less than once a week. Other activities were listed as being carried out 5.1 times per week (see Figure 5 (Fig. 5)).


Clinical externships within undergraduate studies in veterinary medicine.

Börchers M, Teke A, Tipold A - GMS Z Med Ausbild (2010)

Distribution of activities carried out per week on average
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 5: Distribution of activities carried out per week on average
Mentions: An overview of all activities carries out shows which treatments can most frequently be taken on by students. Students are particularly frequently allowed to carry out injections. In first place are subcutaneous injections with 10.3 per week, closely followed by 9.5 weekly intra-muscular injections. At 7.0 there are imaging activities, taking blood was done 5.5 times per week on average. Students on average injected intravenously 5.2 times per week and carried out rectal palpitation 4.6 times per week. Lab activities and evaluation of blood tests were carried out approximately 3 times per week. Assisting in surgery and monitoring anaesthesia occurs twice weekly for most students. Activities such as evaluating urine tests, intubation, paracentesis, endoscopy, taking urine samples, birth-related examinations, obstetrics and placing tubes were carried out less than once a week. Other activities were listed as being carried out 5.1 times per week (see Figure 5 (Fig. 5)).

Bottom Line: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits of checklists for clinical practical courses.Data of 360 checklists were assessed in this study to evaluate whether checklists constitute a useful tool to control extramural studies.The results show that checklists are useful to enhance the knowledge of the training centre about the training of students to be adapted.The communication of the importance of the extramural training sessions has to be enhanced.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Stiftung Tierärztliche Hochschule Hannover, Klinik für Kleintiere, Hannover, Deutschland.

ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the benefits of checklists for clinical practical courses. Clinical externships are a component of the practical part of the veterinary medicine curriculum. The control is under the responsibility of the training centres. Guidelines and checklists for extramural clinical courses were developed in order to facilitate control mechanisms. The analysis of such checklists should give an overview over the actual situation to enable the setting of minimum standards for extramural courses. The guidelines list practical activities carried out by the students in the veterinary practices or clinics. Data of 360 checklists were assessed in this study to evaluate whether checklists constitute a useful tool to control extramural studies.The results show that checklists are useful to enhance the knowledge of the training centre about the training of students to be adapted. However, the advantage is not completely clear to students. The communication of the importance of the extramural training sessions has to be enhanced.

No MeSH data available.