EPSM 2020, Engineering and Physical Sciences in Medicine

2021 Physical and Engineering Sciences in Medicine  
z improved as students became familiar with the technology. The impact on student-student interaction could not be assessed but is assumed to be hindered due to the lockdown occurring early in the semester. Limited experience in conducting online exams resulted in a steep learning curve to identify methods to assure academic integrity. Hospital-based practicals were either cancelled, postponed or replaced with virtual teaching alternatives. Students conducting hospital-based research projects
more » ... ther suspended or redesigned projects to enable remote completion. Conclusions The ANZCCs agreed that whilst online teaching could offer new opportunities, F2F teaching has significant advantages, and the hospital experience is essential for our vocational-style courses. The clinical community is urged to identify methods to facilitate the early return of hospital-based teaching to prepare future TEAP registrars with the appropriate foundational education.
doi:10.1007/s13246-021-01024-z pmid:34424484 pmcid:PMC8381140 fatcat:7jrqj62qgzhcxaiztb627teqxe