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The use of near peer teachers in the radiography program at Monash University

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posted on 2020-03-24, 00:00 authored by L Boyd, Celeste Lawson, W MacLeod, S Harianto
Introduction: This research investigated the perceptions of fourth year students as near peer (NP) teachers, and second year NP learners during a pathology unit in the Bachelor of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at Monash University. Methods: A systematic review of literature was undertaken to inform the research design. Semi-structure pre- and post-teaching interviews were conducted with four NP teachers. An online survey was conducted with 50 second year NP learners. Quantitative data was analysed using Microsoft Excel. Interview data and 64 free text comments in the online survey were analysed using NVivo. Results: NP students felt there were significant benefits being involved in the NP program, including an explanation of concepts and complementary teaching to lecturers. Three of the free text comments outlined a negative perception, although in each case the comment related to the student's individual learning style rather than being negative against the program. Conclusion: The benefits to learners in a pathology course was consistent to those identified within the literature. Students perceived benefits in terms of content delivery, interaction and communication. Recommendations were made about the organisation and design for future cohorts. © 2019 The College of Radiographers

History

Volume

25

Issue

3

Start Page

190

End Page

193

Number of Pages

4

eISSN

1532-2831

ISSN

1078-8174

Publisher

Elsevier, UK

Peer Reviewed

  • Yes

Open Access

  • No

Acceptance Date

2018-12-11

External Author Affiliations

Monash University; Knox Private Hospital, Vic.

Era Eligible

  • Yes

Journal

Radiography