Using Skype to ‘Bring In’ an Expert Patient to the Classroom

Dr. Hannah Family (Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath)
Module: Health Psychology and Pharmacy Practice

Hannah discusses connecting her students with “expert” patients from Self-Management UK through Skype, and student reflective blogs. She also discusses some of the barriers to using Twitter to connect her students with these patients. Hannah’s motivations include enhancing student learning and understanding, and overcoming distance and location barriers.

Hannah’s Top Tips:
  • Have a go- it’s not as bad as you think it will be!
  • Utilise the support offered at the University
  • Try to brief both the person coming in and your students beforehand to answer any questions and prepare them for the session

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