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Education and Drama in Healthcare

This is a year 3 activity.

Outline of Activity

Nursing students in year 3 and Drama students in year 2 will explore the use of drama in healthcare education and patient care through engagement with each other in a set of educational and confidence building activities that will ultimately result in them acting as patients / clients in a variety of healthcare scenarios.

Learning Outcomes

  • Work collaboratively in a cross-disciplinary team
  • Analyse and develop their presentation of self to others (through use of appropriate body language, tone of speech)
  • Advance their self-confidence
  • Expand their repertoire of communication skills
  • Evaluate the use of role play in education
  • Explore the potential for integration of drama within healthcare settings.

Assessment Details

Independent study:15 hours
Face-to-Face contact:15 hours
Email discussion / web support:10 hours

Total: 40 hours

Level of Commitment

Students will complete a 750 word reflective account. In this they should reflect on:

  1. What were the 3 best aspects of the interaction and 3 elements that would have improved it (250 words).
  2. How the skills they have developed during this activity will be of benefit to their future professional practice (500 words).

Students should submit this account to Pat Deeny within 4 weeks of the activity.

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