The April topic for the #MedRadJclub was continuous professional development (CPD) preferences for radiographers. Participants discussed the (free open access) article “A survey of radiographers’ confidence and self-perceived accuracy in frontline image interpretation and their continuing educational preferences” from JMRS which examines confidence in image interpretation and learning preferences for radiographers. The two lead authors, Mike Neep (@MikeNeep) and Tom Steffens (@TomsteffTom) were online to answer questions and Adam Westerink (@adamwesterink) was moderating.
The Storify transcript is available here with analytics from Symplur and keyhole.co included at the bottom.
Check out our guest blog by Louise Coleman (@ ), Education and Accreditation Officer at the Society and College of Radiographers (UK) on “CPD, learning preferences and radiographers” written to complement this month’s journal club.
Study Description This Australian study examines the continuing professional development (CPD) preferences of a cohort of qualified diagnostic radiographers and their confidence and self-perceived accuracy in providing detection and description of traumatic abnormalities. Intensive (short, condensed) and non-intensive (frequent, smaller) learning strategies are compared with the advantages and disadvantages highlighted using a semi-structured questionnaire.
- T1 = What is the role of CPD to support these types of initiatives?
- T2 = What did the results show?
- T2a = Are the findings of this study generalisable to CPD required for other forms of practice? Other Med Rad disciplines? Other countries?
- T2b = What are the advantages and disadvantages of intensive vs. non-intensive CPD for these types of initiatives?
- T2c = Why no significant difference in CPD preferences?
- T3 = Strengths and limitations of this study?
- T4 = Future directions?
Matthews et al. Blending work-integrated learning with distance education in an Australian radiation therapy advanced practice curriculum Radiography 20;3:277-82
Leishman Can skeletal image reporting be taught online: Perspectives of experienced reporting radiographers? Radiography 19;2:104-12