*Health Sciences Workshop & Seminar Series 2012* Using Smartphone technology with foundation doctors: lessons learned

  • Date: 5 Jul 2012
  • Location/venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2, Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3DB. The event is held in collaboration with Wales Deanery.

The seminar will report lessons learned from the “iDoc” project. This initiative, supported by the Wales Deanery, provided trainee doctor participants across Wales with a Smartphone, micro SD-card and software containing 17 medical textbooks.


The seminar builds upon presentation of preliminary findings at the E-learning in Health Conference, June 2011. It will provide early opportunity to disseminate the main iDoc evaluation results, due to be complete June 2012.

Lessons learned about how Smartphone technology may support education and training will be presented and discussed. The event will include demonstration of technology, case presentations of use, input from trainees/learners and facilitated discussion groups. Findings have relevance for: (a) medical educators (b) clinical staff and (c) trainees and students working in health care settings. Outcomes will inform future use of mobile technology in workplace-based learning.


By attending, participants will:


• Recognise the potential of mobile technologies to support and enhance the work-based learning of trainee doctors, their teaching and patient care.


• Develop knowledge about barriers and inhibitors to use.


• Understand the role of mobile technologies within the wider context workplace information sources.


• Appreciate the need for evaluation of (mobile) technology-enhanced learning in the workplace.

This is a FREE event, sponsored by the Higher Education Academy. There are a limited number of places available (35) so early booking is advised.

This event is finished. Bookings are no longer being taken.

For further details contact Wendy Hardyman.

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