PROJECT TITLE: cross-school
Creative DESIGN & MEDICINE
TYPE: Extra Curricular
CLIENT: School of Medicine
STUDENT NAMES: Various
DISCIPLINE: Schools of Medicine and ADF
TIME SCALE: 1 day
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Interprofessional education often takes place within specific contexts with shared commonalities and similarities. This initiative was developed between The Schools of ADF and medicine with the intention of dissolving traditional IPE (interprofessional Education) boundaries enabling learning which incorporated different dimensions. Conceived as a project in which participants would learn ‘from, with and between each other’ in accordance with the Centre for Advancement of Interprofessional Education (2012) definition, a brief was devised which required medical students to work with participants from a design background.
Medical students were required to articulate their brief to create a model which could be used to explain the physiological changes associated with a specific disease. Creative design participants advised on problem solving, use of textures and modelling to represent these changes. Learning outcomes werefocused upon decision making, visualisation, negotiation and teamwork
• GORD – Gastro-oesophageal reflux disease
• Crohn’s disease
• Liver Disease
• Heart disease
The brief required students to consider anatomy and physiology from a different perspective and to create models which described function and could be used to explain a condition to service user. Learning was an immersive experience which required elements of planning, adaptation of design and construction of a model.
Participants reflected on their different approaches to working with materials and in particular the focus on creative expression of function throughout the process, stating that this aided their own understanding of anatomy and physiology as well as insights into their own visualisation and problem solving skills. There was a perceived benefit tousing different learning styles to embed existing knowledge , but also to explore a range of other skills including visualisation, teamwork and communication which are also essential components of learning.