Short Research Report

Plotting through the pandemic

J Marcus, B Nkuna, J Andras

Abstract


The COVID-19 pandemic necessitated the development of teaching resources that can be used in Emergency Remote Teaching (ERT). The closure of educational institutions necessitated that teaching and learning approaches would ensure continuity of the teaching enterprise. A teacher and two final year medical students developed an online, asynchronous resource to teach undergradute medical students in obstetrics on the use of the partogram (a labour monitoring tool) and a gravidogram (a pregnancy monitoring tool). The resource was designed to be used on any web browser and device using low bandwith to ensure accessbility where there is limited connectivity. Students were able to asynchronously engage with the learning material, complete the labour and pregnancy graphs based on cases designed for the exercise and submit it to the teacher for feedback. This short report sheds light on the process and lessons learned from the developement of this electronic learning resource.


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J Marcus, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

B Nkuna, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town, South Africa

J Andras, 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):157-158. DOI:10.7196/AJHPE.2021.v13i3.1533

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

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