• A critical evaluation of student radiographers' experience of the transition from the classroom to their first clinical placement.

      Hyde, Emma; University of Derby (Elsevier, 2014-12-29)
      Students studying for qualifications which enable them to apply for registration as health care professionals are expected to undertake a large amount of clinical placement to support their learning. The BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography at one post-1992 UK University is no exception. It was identified in a previous study by this researcher that a relatively large number of first year student radiographers were unsure, or nervous, about some aspects of the transition to their first clinical placement. It was felt that further investigation into the student experience of the transition to the first clinical placement was warranted.
    • Easing the transition from classroom to clinical placement

      Hyde, Emma; University of Derby (European First Year Experience conference, 2014-06-11)
      The findings of my research around the transition first year student radiographers undergo when they start their first clinical placement.
    • Easing the transition: the importance of high quality mentorship in placement support

      Hyde, Emma; University of Derby (UK Radiological Congress 2016, 2016-06-06)
      Poster presented at UKRC sharing the findings of my latest research on first year student Radiographers transition to their first clinical placement. As in my previous research, the difference made by high quality mentorship, was found to be key to student's successful transition.
    • Evaluation of shared placements between MSc Pre-Registration and BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography students.

      Partner, Alexandra; Shiner, Naomi; Hyde, Emma; University of Derby (National Association Educators in Practice (NAEP), 2018-04-20)
      Background A new two year Masters (pre-registration) Diagnostic Radiography programme was introduced in 2016 at the University. It is one of only 4 courses of this type in the country. To date no literature has been published to evaluate the impact of such a course. The Masters students (level 7) share multiple teaching sessions with the undergraduate students (level 4); mixed level teaching is a new development for the current academic team. These cohorts undertake their clinical placement at the same NHS site over the same time period. This has provided an opportunity to evaluate the perceptions, expectations and experiences of the students learning together on placement. Aims To evaluate the shared placement experience of MSc (Pre-Registration) Diagnostic Radiography and BSc (Hons) Diagnostic Radiography from their perspective Method The study used a questionnaire design to gather quantitative and qualitative data from all groups. Both the MSc (n=5) and BSc (n=38) students were included to provide comparative data. This will be enriched with qualitative data gained from small focus groups undertaken at the end of the MSc shared placement block. Analysis: Analysis is ongoing but provisional results from the BSc students is that the presence of level 7 MSc students within the classroom is enjoyable and adds depth to the learning as they pose more challenging questions. Working together on placement has been a positive experience. Conclusion Mixed level teaching enriches discussion within the classroom, is more time and cost efficient. The addition of the MSc Pre-Registration Fast Track Diagnostic Radiography has increased student numbers without significantly impacting on capacity, whilst addressing the local workforce needs. The results of the study will form part of the programme evaluation and provides opportunity to develop the curriculum in close partnership with placement providers.
    • New options for placement provision

      Partner, Alexandra; University of Derby (International Society for Radiographers and Radiological Technologists (ISRRT), 2014-06-12)
      Diagnostic Radiography is facing many challenges due to the current economic climate. According to NHS choices (2013) the National Health Service (NHS) has been undergoing major changes since April 2013 which has impacted on all vital services. There is an emphasis to become cost-efficient, more effective and more streamlined. The imaging department is one such service, the College of Radiographers (COR) (2007:17) state that there is a “pressure on clinical departments” and provide authoritative guidance, placing educators with the responsibility of design and development of practice based learning with an “increasing emphasis…placed on work-based learning” (COR, 2007:16).This is having an impact, not just on service delivery but on the quality of the learning experience for student radiographers.
    • A smoother ride: facilitating the transition between classroom and clinical placement

      Hyde, Emma; University of Derby (NET 2014 conference, 2014-09-02)
      The findings of my research around the transition first year student radiographers undergo when they start their first clinical placement.