Dr Megan Phelps

MBBS (USyd); FRACP; MMedEd; GradDipEdPub.
Senior Lecturer
Subdean (Student Support)
Discipline of Child and Adolescent Health
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
(Tuesday and Thursday)

Telephone +61 2 9845 3374
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Thesis work

Thesis title: Learning and building in health: evidence-based design and the enhancement of medical student learning.

Supervisors: Peter GOODYEAR , Pippa YEOMAN

Thesis abstract:

My work will explore how best to verify how to approach planning, construction and renewal of learning spaces in clinical settings such as hospitals. It will take a learner-centred viewpoint, that of medical students, and develop methods to inform planning for improved learning through evidence-based design. As workplace learning plays a major role in medical student learning, spaces will include not just lecture, tutorial or class rooms and libraries but the spaces where workflow-integrated learning may occur. The increasing use of technology for work and technology-enhanced learning (TEL) will also be considered.

International links

France

(Université Descartes, Paris 5.) Enhancing student and staff exchanges and research collaborations.

Selected grants

2016

  • Development of the University of Sydney interprofessional student-led health clinic model; Schneider C, Bleasel J, Bloomfield J, Cook D, Fairbrother M, Gunton J, Haq I, Lane A, McKenzie H, Nisbet G, Phelps M, Rangan A, Rohrlach B, Smith L, Spallek H, Usherwood T; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

2014

  • Harnessing the potential of mobile learning in health practices settings; Scott K, West S, Gerzina T, Harrison A, Phelps M, McEntee M, Wheate N; DVC Education/Large Educational Innovation Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Scott, K., Nerminathan, A., Alexander, S., Phelps, M., Harrison, A. (2017). Using mobile devices for learning in clinical settings: A mixed-methods study of medical student, physician and patient perspectives. British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(1), 176-190. [More Information]
  • Alexander, S., Neminathan, A., Harrison, A., Phelps, M., Scott, K. (2015). Prejudices and perceptions: patient acceptance of mobile technology use in health care. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(11), 1179-1181. [More Information]
  • Scott, K., Barrett, J., Cheetham, V., McCallum, Z., Barzi, F., Phelps, M. (2014). Mismatch between medical student expectations and experience: Student over-entitlement or programs needing reform? Focus on Health Professional Education: A multi-disciplinary journal, 15(3), 41-52.
  • Phelps, M., Festa, M. (2014). The most kissed lips in the world? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(9), 748. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Koulias, M., Leahy, G., Scott, K., Phelps, M., Campbell, D. (2012). "Wherever, whenever" learning in Medicine: Evaluation of an interactive mobile case-based project. ascilite 2012: Future Challenges|Sustainable Futures, Tugun, Australia: Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Refereed Conference Collection.

2017

  • Scott, K., Nerminathan, A., Alexander, S., Phelps, M., Harrison, A. (2017). Using mobile devices for learning in clinical settings: A mixed-methods study of medical student, physician and patient perspectives. British Journal of Educational Technology, 48(1), 176-190. [More Information]

2015

  • Alexander, S., Neminathan, A., Harrison, A., Phelps, M., Scott, K. (2015). Prejudices and perceptions: patient acceptance of mobile technology use in health care. Internal Medicine Journal, 45(11), 1179-1181. [More Information]

2014

  • Scott, K., Barrett, J., Cheetham, V., McCallum, Z., Barzi, F., Phelps, M. (2014). Mismatch between medical student expectations and experience: Student over-entitlement or programs needing reform? Focus on Health Professional Education: A multi-disciplinary journal, 15(3), 41-52.
  • Phelps, M., Festa, M. (2014). The most kissed lips in the world? Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(9), 748. [More Information]

2012

  • Koulias, M., Leahy, G., Scott, K., Phelps, M., Campbell, D. (2012). "Wherever, whenever" learning in Medicine: Evaluation of an interactive mobile case-based project. ascilite 2012: Future Challenges|Sustainable Futures, Tugun, Australia: Australian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education Refereed Conference Collection.

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