Short Research Report

How a global pandemic fuelled an all-time career high in emergency remote teaching at the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town

C Gordon


This short report describes innovations that were created for the purposes of Emergency Remote Teaching in the discipline of obstetrics & gynaecology at the University of Cape Town, when students were not allowed onto the clinical platform during the COVID-19 lockdown. T he author set about creating a bank of novel videos, s eeking to motivate students and provide an enjoyable learning experience, as well as give them a semblance of clinical exposure. The videos covered basic foundational content, as well as a series of simulated patients that were primarily acted out by the author herself. Students responded very positively to the video content, resulting an an entire redesign of the curriculum and its delivery going forward.

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C Gordon, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

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African Journal of Health Professions Education 2021;13(3):170-171. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2021.v13i3.1521

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Date submitted: 2021-10-07
Date published: 2021-10-07

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