Trident!: Gamification of a revision tutorial for Doctor of Optometry student
Dr Jessica Welch and Ms Louise Adams
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences
Doctor of Optometry students attend lectures and pracs in microbiology, immunology and pharmacology in their second year to give OD2 students a grounding in the basic science underpinning diseases of the eye, and best-practice diagnosis and treatment. A revision tutorial was introduced in 2017 is conducted as a competitive case study game called Trident!, where the overall concept emphasised is the ‘race’ between the onset of infection and immune system defences. Academics moderate the case study discussions by prompting further information and explanation of concepts when needed but do not lead the session. The resulting discussions are lively and organically cover many concepts taught in the associated lectures. Trident! is an excellent example of student engagement in active learning, and innovations of this type extend from online delivery and maximise learning in face-to-face sessions.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Wednesday 2 June 2021.