When: Friday 6 July, 9:00 - 16:30
Where: QUT Gardens Point campus, S Block, level 4
We are excited to announce that our series of pre-conference workshops will be held during the day on Friday 6 July prior to the official conference opening.
We have assembled some of the most renowned professionals from around the globe to speak to you on education, learning styles and leadership. Get your notepads ready! You do not want to miss it.
To attend the workshops, you must purchase a full registration.
Availability is limited and subject to 'first in best dressed'.
Depth Of Field: A reflective learning resource for health professions educators.
9:00am - 12:30pm
The learning landscape of higher education environment is changing, with an increased focus over the past decade on how educators might begin to cultivate reflective skills in health professions students. Reflective practice can promote self-awareness, allow for ongoing self-monitoring of professional practice and better prepare students for an increasingly challenging health environment.
The interactive workshop will commence with outlining the background and research conducted in developing the reflective learning techniques. It will then lead participants through an innovative, consumer and research driven, reflective learning resource titled Depth of Field that uses MRI art, documentary style photographs and audio-narrated film of patients. The session will encourage participants to engage with the resource, to pause, explore, reflect and share their own educator and learning experiences in small groups. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore and consider ways in which they can embed/integrate visual methodologies as a catalyst to encourage individual and/or collective reflection in health professions students.
Advancing pharmacy practice for students and practitioners through the framework of Entrustable Professional Activities (EPAs)
1:00pm - 4:30pm
EPAs support pharmacists (in training and in practice) to assume greater responsibility and accountability for improving health outcomes of patients through medicines expertise. They are a means to translate competencies (personal descriptors) into clinical practice (work descriptors) and are executable in a specific time frame, observable and measurable to determine one’s ability to perform a defined clinical task. In so doing, they provide the learner and assessor with valuable feedback on progress towards ever higher levels of practice.
• Consider EPAs that expand pharmacist responsibility
• Prepare students & pharmacists to provide direct patient care
• Assume responsibility and accountability with measurable and improved health outcomes
• Gain acceptance of new pharmacist roles by society and the profession through use of EPAs
• Discuss the challenges inherent in introducing and coordinating the EPA development process
• Discuss the strategies that can be used to overcome them
Learning Styles: Theory, practice, and action
9:00am - 12:30pm and 1:00pm - 4:30pm
Learning styles theory is an important tool for educators to understand how to design and deliver quality programs. This presentation will highlight use of a tool - the Health Professionals Inventory of Learning Styles (HPILS) that can be used for self-assessment and for group use to help educators better understand and respond to the needs of learners from diverse backgrounds and with different learning styles and preferences.
This workshop will be repeated, and held both in the morning and afternoon.
Creating effective teams today to inspire, innovate and impact patient care of tomorrow.
9:00am - 12:30pm
Team work can have a significant effect on individual, team and organisational performance and impact. Conversely a team that is not working well together, can cause unnecessary disruption, loss of productivity and lack of motivation. In the health care setting where we are constantly asked to do more, with greater impact and fewer resources, creating highly effective teams is an essential strategy to develop.
This workshop aims to consider characteristics of effective teams, how to identify gaps in your teams’ performance, ways to develop highly effective teams, how to measure success and ways to ensure sustainability of successful teams.
Developing Leadership Capability within the Pharmacy Profession
1:00pm - 4:30pm
There is an increasing emphasis on developing leadership capability within pharmacy.
Through a series of group activities and discussions, this workshop will consider the following issues:
What do we mean by leadership, and are there different types of leadership that we need to consider?
Are there particular challenges that must be considered when trying to develop leadership capability within the pharmacy profession?
What strategies can we use, in undergraduate programmes and post-graduation, to support the development of leadership capability within pharmacy?
How do we develop our own leadership capabilities?
If everyone is a leader, who is following?