Proposal Abstract

The cognitive skills associated with patient care include the ability to retrieve, process and integrate knowledge and the development of strategies for clinical thought process. Health care educators in all disciplines strive to teach these concepts. At the New England College of Optometry, these skills were initially taught in the Integrative Seminar Course. The purpose of the study was to identify by course assessment the barriers in teaching the material. Results indicated that although the ISC met many of its course objectives, the students were not able to relate and appreciate the course content in relationship to their future ability to care for patients. This presentation will address the identified barriers and innovative solutions. Attendees should expect to learn creative methods to add value and excitement in the teaching of the cognitive skills associated with patient care.

Location

Room 2903

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

 
Mar 11th, 2:00 PM Mar 11th, 2:45 PM

Barriers and Solutions in Teaching the Cognitive Skills Associated with Patient Care

Room 2903

The cognitive skills associated with patient care include the ability to retrieve, process and integrate knowledge and the development of strategies for clinical thought process. Health care educators in all disciplines strive to teach these concepts. At the New England College of Optometry, these skills were initially taught in the Integrative Seminar Course. The purpose of the study was to identify by course assessment the barriers in teaching the material. Results indicated that although the ISC met many of its course objectives, the students were not able to relate and appreciate the course content in relationship to their future ability to care for patients. This presentation will address the identified barriers and innovative solutions. Attendees should expect to learn creative methods to add value and excitement in the teaching of the cognitive skills associated with patient care.