ERIC Number: ED362230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-May-24
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Table Clinics: A Valuable Learning Experience for Allied Health Students.
Melton, Jimmie H.
Table clinics, or short oral presentations on techniques related to some phase of research, diagnosis, or treatment, can be used to enrich allied health education. To present a table clinic, students must choose a topic which lends itself to a 5- to 7-minute presentation and which imparts knowledge that participants can take back to their workplace and implement with minimum cost and effort. After choosing a topic, students must review the literature on the topic to determine its usefulness and to help narrow it. Students must then research further, either performing their own investigations or using approximately three to four sources. Once the research has been organized, a script must be developed that has both valid, reliable content and grammatical correctness. Next, students must select the format of the clinic, which will include live demonstrations, poster board presentations and discussion, or combinations of different types of media. Preparing the display board provides students the opportunity to interact, allowing them to assist each other with the development of the board. Finally, presentation of the clinic should be concise, but students should not memorize the presentation to maintain the informal, interactive nature of the clinic. Examples are drawn from the field of dental education. (MAB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Table Clinics
Note: Paper presented at the Annual International Conference of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development on Teaching Excellence and Conference of Administrators (15th, Austin, TX, May 23-29, 1993).