Developing Evidence Based and Reflective Practice Skills using iSAP

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Integrating science and practice (iSAP) is a computer based simulated learning environment where real issues typically encountered in the clinical setting are investigated. Benner suggests that simulations are powerful teaching tools to enable critical thought, allowing the student to test their abilities in a no pressure environment.
What happened
A realistic clinical case is presented along with the professional issues and resources for the student. Students construct an evidence based clinical action plan in response to the scenario. Upon submitting this plan, the student then compares their response to that prepared by an expert. Unlike the traditional case study or problem based learning activity, iSAP allows upload of radiographic images, videos and other media to enhance learning.
iSAP is currently used throughout the four year radiography course and is being introduced into the Graduate Entry Medical Programme at the School of Rural Health at Monash. This integrative learning tool simulates what clinical practitioners would encounter in a challenging clinical environment, one which can be ambiguous. Evaluation of iSAP demonstrates how users find it an effective tool This presentation will demonstrate how iSAP is used to support the acquisition of evidences based and reflective practice skills amongst students in health disciplines at Monash University.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 17 May 2015
EventInternational Clinical Skills Conference 2015: Creativity & Diversity in Clinical Skills Education and Research - Prato, Tuscany, Italy
Duration: 17 May 201520 May 2015
Conference number: 6th (abstracts)


ConferenceInternational Clinical Skills Conference 2015
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