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dc.contributor.authorO'Carroll, Veronica
dc.contributor.authorKousha, Obaid
dc.contributor.authorKitema, Gatera Fiston
dc.contributor.authorSagahutu, John Baptiste
dc.contributor.authorDenys, Ndayambaje
dc.contributor.authorKayiranga, Dieudonne
dc.contributor.authorRujeni, Nadine
dc.contributor.authorBlaikie, Andrew
dc.identifier.citationO'Carroll , V , Kousha , O , Kitema , G F , Sagahutu , J B , Denys , N , Kayiranga , D , Rujeni , N & Blaikie , A 2023 , ' Interprofessional Arclight TM eye health workshop : impact on students’ clinical identification and ophthalmic skills ' , Journal of Interprofessional Care , vol. 37 , no. 5 , pp. 841-845 .
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-7913-6872/work/127573528
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0001-5777-104X/work/127573941
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-1623-9302/work/127574012
dc.descriptionFunding: This was a collaborative project between the University of St Andrews and the University of Rwanda, funded by the Scottish Funding Council (XFC069).en
dc.description.abstractVisual impairment and blindness affect an estimated 2.2 billion people worldwide. Accessible low-cost diagnostic tools and interprofessional education and collaborative practice are part of ongoing strategies to improve eye care services. This study evaluated the impact of an interprofessional Arclight workshop on undergraduate healthcare students’ clinical identification skills related to eye health, and self-reported confidence in ophthalmic skills. Undergraduate students from clinical medical officer, ophthalmic clinical officer, Bachelors and Diploma nursing, and medical programmes at the University of Rwanda participated in a pilot interprofessional eye health workshop. The Arclight device, a low-cost ophthalmoscope and simulation eyes were used to enable students to practise ophthalmic skills and thereafter equip them. Clinical identification skills related to common eye conditions, and self-reported confidence in ophthalmic skills were assessed pre and post workshop. Overall, students’ ability to identify common eye conditions, and self-reported confidence in relation to all skills statistically improved post workshop, with some differences between professional groups in relation to eye health skills. This IPE experience used the Arclight package as a vehicle for IPE, enabling healthcare students to share and acquire new skills and confidence in relation to recognizing common eye conditions and assessing eye health.
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Interprofessional Careen
dc.subjectInterprofessional educationen
dc.subjectClinical skillsen
dc.subjectEye healthen
dc.subjectRE Ophthalmologyen
dc.subjectSDG 3 - Good Health and Well-beingen
dc.subjectSDG 4 - Quality Educationen
dc.titleInterprofessional ArclightTM eye health workshop : impact on students’ clinical identification and ophthalmic skillsen
dc.typeJournal articleen
dc.contributor.sponsorScottish Funding Councilen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Medicineen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Population and Behavioural Science Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Education Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Centre for Higher Education Researchen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Infection and Global Health Divisionen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. Sir James Mackenzie Institute for Early Diagnosisen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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