Bill Haigh

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Bill has responsibility for developing, piloting and implementing e-learning tools to support learning and teaching in classroom and clinical contexts for undergraduate medical and allied health students. These tools include an electronic logbook, an electronic portfolio, and electronic games to support clinical reasoning and decision-making.

Bill has over thirty years of experience in dealing with digital information in workplaces. He has designed and monitored simulation exercises to "illustrate medical, military and industrial scenarios" so that participants can attempt resolution of realistic problems in a safe learning environment, and record their responses for later reflection and evaluation.

Bill is trained in setting up Laerdal simulation equipment, and works with clinicians to create realistic training scenarios to prepare students to learn and participate in the clinical workplace.

Bill has extensive knowledge of data transferring across differing platforms and remote sites and is aware of the issues involved in distributed delivery of educational programs, and supporting learners and teachers working at a distance from their peers, supervisors and students. Part of this process involves designing, implementing and piloting user interfaces using multiple digital platforms.

'Bill's latest projects involves virtual patients, virtual rehabilitation and he is working with a team of physiotherapists to create games to support individuals recovering from hip replacement surgery using existing gaming technology. He is currently working on a project which will help adolescents cope with diabetes type 1.'

Research interests

  • Medical Education in general
  • Rural medical education delivery models
  • Remote delivery of medical education
  • Simulation Training manikin
  • Simulation training virtual
  • Telehealth delivery models

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research area keywords

  • Aboriginal Health
  • Academic development
  • Academic professional development
  • Accident analysis and reconstruction
  • Accident research
  • Adult and Continuing Education
  • Ambulance paramedic education and training
  • Analytical Psychology
  • Medical Counseling
  • Medical Decision-Making
  • Medical Devices Engineering
  • Medical Informatics
  • Medical Outcomes
  • Medical Sociology
  • Medical Treatment
  • Medical education
  • Medical ethics
  • Medical imaging
  • Medical specialisations
  • Medical training in rural areas
  • Medical treatments
  • Medical, legal, professional detachment
  • Medical/Diagnostic Imaging
  • Medicine and health
  • Mental health
  • Telecommunications--Educational Materials
  • Telehealth
  • Telemetry Technology
  • Telesurgery
  • Telesurgery and teleoperation
  • Virtual reality
  • Virtual schools
  • Virtual space
  • Virtual touch
  • Visual Perception/Processing
  • Visualization
  • Women and family issues
  • Women and mental health
  • Women's Health
  • Work, health and wellbeing
  • clinical learning
  • acute settings
  • clinical
  • trajectory
  • exploring
  • observation
  • disaster
  • bush setting
  • logging
  • clinical environment

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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