Case study: Hippocrates - online material to support face-to-face sessions

Origin

Medicine Education
Faculty of Health Sciences
University of Bristol

Tools used

  • CMS (Content Management System)

Contact

Dr Jane Williams, J.Williams@bristol.ac.uk

Objective

Help students to prepare for face-to-face seminars

Overview

The Hippocrates website was created by the Centre for Medical Education at the University of Bristol. It contains a wide range of short interactive tutorials and other learning materials, designed to help students prepare for their face-to-face sessions. Much of the content is free and open-access, with some being limited to University of Bristol staff and students.

Some of the material is developed by students, but always reviewed by medical professionals to ensure the content is correct.

Further information

There is a video about the Hippocrates project, developed COFA Online, University of New South Wales, Australia. It talks about the need for the project, the pedagogy behind it and how it supports medical students when on placements in hospitals around the UK.

For more on student-created materials see our case study on student e-learning projects undertaken by medical students.