Naomi MacBean

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The rising demand for health professionals to service the Australian population is placing pressure on traditional approaches to clinical education in the allied health professions. Existing research suggests that simulated learning environments (SLEs) have the potential to increase student placement capacity while providing quality learning experiences(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare simulated patients (SP) versus seminars for training audiology students to take a case history and give feedback with adult patients. DESIGN A randomized controlled trial with cross-over. STUDY SAMPLE Twenty-four audiology students, five SPs, two clinical educators (CE) and three evaluators. Students were randomly allocated to Group(More)
The aim of the investigation was to examine the changes in phonation and related quality-of-life in the acute and sub-acute stages of recovery post-cervical spinal cord injury (CSCI). A prospective examination of phonation was conducted using perceptual and instrumental measures of respiratory and laryngeal functioning alongside a quality-of-life rating(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a tool for assessing audiology students taking a case history and giving feedback with simulated patients (SP). DESIGN Single observation, single group design. STUDY SAMPLE Twenty-four first-year audiology students, five simulated patients, two clinical educators, and three evaluators. RESULTS The Audiology Simulated Patient(More)
BACKGROUND Mechanical ventilation is commonly used during the acute management of cervical spinal cord injury, and is required on an ongoing basis in the majority of patients with injuries at or above C3. However, to date there have been limited systematic investigations of the options available to improve speech while ventilator-assisted post-cervical(More)
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