Sickle cell in the university curriculum: a survey assessing demand for open access educational materials in a constructed community of interest .

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dc.contributor.author Rolfe, Vivien E. en
dc.contributor.author Fowler, Mark R. en
dc.contributor.author Dyson, Simon en
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-23T14:51:33Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-23T14:51:33Z
dc.date.issued 2011-03
dc.identifier.citation Rolfe, V., Fowler, M. and Dyson, S.M. (2011) Sickle cell in the university curriculum: a survey assessing demand for open access educational materials in a constructed community of interest. Diversity in Health Care, 8 (4): pp. 239-249. en
dc.identifier.issn 1759-1422
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/5952
dc.description.abstract Successive UK governments have sought to support expanded teaching of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects within university curricula. There is an increased expectation that the education of health professionals will enhance their knowledge of genetics. Sickle-cell disease is both a genetic condition and a major public health issue globally that is neglected in university curricula. An Internet survey involving 226 respondents from sickle-cell communities of interest (science educators, health professionals and voluntary groups for sickle cell) found greater awareness of educational resources on popular Internet sites than on formally constituted academic repositories for open education resources. Sickle cell was widely seen as an important topic for open education resources. These began in the USA in the 1990s but have only more recently received attention in the UK. A project developing such sickle-cell resources within a repository of open education resources has been proposed to and funded by the UK's Higher Education Academy (HEA) and Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC). From 2011, 'Sickle Cell Open: Online Topics and Education Resources (SCOOTER)' will develop sickle-cell open education resources, which can be found on its website (www.sicklecellanaemia.org). en
dc.description.sponsorship UK Higher Education Academy; Joint Informations Systems Committee (JISC) en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Radcliffe Publishing en
dc.subject genetics en
dc.subject health professional education en
dc.subject open education resources en
dc.subject sickle cell en
dc.subject STEM subjects en
dc.subject university curriculum en
dc.title Sickle cell in the university curriculum: a survey assessing demand for open access educational materials in a constructed community of interest . en
dc.type Article en
dc.researchgroup Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell en
dc.researchgroup Chemistry for Health
dc.researchgroup Biomedical and Environmental Health
dc.researchgroup Biomolecular Technology Group
dc.researchgroup Mary Seacole Research Centre
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en


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