The faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at Macquarie University required a large number of educational videos to be developed for their new qualification, Doctor of Medicine (Macquarie MD), a program embedded within MQ Health – an academic health sciences centre. The videos would integrate key approaches and content including patient-centred clinical care, teaching and research.
Working part-time over a period of 18 months, I collaborated with faculty-based learning designers, the Learning Innovation Hub and additional media producers (eg photographers, videographers, motion graphic artists). We worked closely with faculty unit Convenors, Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), researchers, lecturers and students to plan and produce the video clips. These ranged from relatively straight-forward presentation of PowerPoint slides (eg evidence-based practice, asking clinical questions, medical research referencing, patient-centred care) through to conference presentations, short interviews with doctors/researchers/clinicians, showcase clips (eg innovative approaches in medical student assessment), practical/competency-based demonstrations of key skills (eg Work Health and Safety (WHS), clinical protocols and safety) and mini documentary-style clips exploring a particular research topic.
Additionally, I supervised and mentored two final-year video/media students from The Department of Media, Communications, Creative Arts, Language, and Literature (MCCALL), as part of their PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) placement.
In my time within the faculty I produced over 100 short video clips (duration: 5-30 mins). Each individual video clip was critically reviewed by the key stakeholders within the department to ensure production quality before implementing within iLearn, Macquarie University’s online learning platform and delivering to students.