Online case studies in Veterinary Microbiology using Qualtrics
Ms Joanne Allen
Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences
Case studies are used extensively in VETS90137_2021_SM2: Veterinary Bacteriology and Mycology to link lecture content with activities undertaken in the laboratory and field. Qualtrics is a tool that made pivoting to teach content online a whole lot easier. There are 40 case studies, each featuring a different pathogen, each delivered on the Qualtrics survey platform. Our students record relevant information from a case history, select the most appropriate sample collection technique, develop the differential list of possible microbiological causes, and work through the conventional identification process (similar to what they would experience in the practical laboratory) to ultimately diagnose the disease. The platform has provided many benefits that have changed the way we teach and improved the quality of feedback that we can communicate to our students. It has enabled us to build online activities that showcase the latest bacteriological diagnostic techniques, providing engaging opportunities for students to interpret test results to solve clinical problems.
This Zoom presentation was part of the Melbourne CSHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2021 held on Wednesday 2 June 2021.