Work integrated learning (WIL) in laboratory medicine at RMIT

Singh, I and Moon, J 2010, 'Work integrated learning (WIL) in laboratory medicine at RMIT', in ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010: Widening Participation - engaging the learner, Brisbane, Australia, 3-4 November, 2010, pp. 5-14.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Work integrated learning (WIL) in laboratory medicine at RMIT
Author(s) Singh, I
Moon, J
Year 2010
Conference name ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010: Widening Participation - engaging the learner
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 3-4 November, 2010
Proceedings title ePortfolios Australia Conference 2010: Widening Participation - engaging the learner
Publisher eLearning Services, Queensland University of Technology
Place of publication Brisbane, Australia
Start page 5
End page 14
Total pages 10
Abstract The Laboratory Medicine program at RMIT University is an internationally accredited program offering students careers in all the major areas of laboratory medicine. ePortfolios were first trialled as a way for students to record their Professional Practice placement in 2008. Since then, there have been iterative developments of the ePortfolio practices and processes to allow students to record their compulsory 40 week Professional Practice, Work Integrated Learning (WIL), placement. This case study is a work-in-progress review of the current use of ePortfolios in Laboratory Medicine. Students currently record, and simultaneously reflect upon, their WIL placement using a scaffolded template in PebblePad. They are required to share their monthly journal entries with their workplace and academic supervisors creating a triangulated communication process. Overall this has been a positive experience for staff, students and workplace supervisors.
Subjects Higher Education
Keyword(s) ePortfolios
Work Integrated Learning
Laboratory Medicine
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