LHCC Projects

Completed projects

Current projects

Prestudy for automatisation of the course evaluations at Karolinska Institutet

Aim and Scope

To facilitate the course evaluation process for teachers and study programmes Karolinska Institutet wants to implement an automatised course evaluation process. At this point, the manual course evaluation process cost KI a lot of resources and introduces errors to the results of the course evaluation. An automatised process will assure that the students opinions expressed in the course evaluations will be heard. This project explores how this process should look and how it should be implemented.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Board of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet 

Project Management Team

Louise Bergman & Zoe Säflund

 

Maintenance, development and data management of first cycle and second cycle course evaluation questionnaires at Karolinska Institutet 

Aim and Scope

Our group is to different degrees responsible for maintaining, developing and carry out the board of higher education’s general educational related surveys at Karolinska Insitutet. Analyses of the data are then presented internally and externally through reports, presentations and scientific articles.  

Course evaluation: At KI a standardised course evaluation procedure with five general questions is used (the five questions are specified in the Action plan for quality evaluation of first cycle and second cycle education at KI). We help develop, validate and maintain this process in contact with the Board of higher education and KI’s study programmes. This is an ongoing project that includes analysis of data from all first cycle and second cycle course evaluations.

Exit poll: At KI a standardised exit poll is used. Our group carries out the questionnaire and then analyses the data.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Board of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet 

Project Management Team

Louise Bergman, Eva MacDonald, Zoe Säflund & Terese Stenfors

 

Replance, Reduce and Refine animal research at Karolinska Institutet

Aim and Scope

We are supporting and consulting the client in developing, carry out and analyse a questionnaire that maps the knowledge and use of the principles of replacing, reducing and refining animal research within research groups using animals in their research at Karolinska Institutet.

Funder and/or Steering Group

KI Animal Welfare Body

Project Management Team

Louise Bergman & Zoe Säflund

 

Assessment of Infant Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CRP) technical skills performance and motivation for deliberate practice: A pilot study

Aim and Scope

This pilot study will use a prospective randomised mixed methods design to explore the effectiveness of self-motivated infant CPR performance training.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, Stanley Foulds Fund

Project Management Team

Ralph MacKinnon (Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK), Rachel Stoeter, (Stepping Hill Hospital, UK), Terese Stenfors (KI) and Todd Chang (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles USA)

Publications and Presentations

Presentation at International Pediatric Simulation Society Meeting, Vancouver 2015

 

Course evaluation for doctoral education courses

Aim and Scope

The Evaluation Unit has from the spring semester 2016 the assignment to run course and activity evaluations for doctoral education. This includes sending out the questionnaires; assist with consultations regarding possible additional questions; compiling the answers to reports that will be used for feedback to participants and course organizers, linked in the course catalogue and sent to central administrative officers for quality assurance.  

Funder and/or Steering Group

Board of Doctoral Education at Karolinska Institutet

Project Manager 

Per Palmgren 

Report: 2016 års sammanfattningsrapport för kursvärdering av forskarutbildningskurser

 

Development of a global CPR life skill’s initiative for high school students

Aim and Scope

The aim is to determine differences in voluntary usage patterns for CPR skills practice, and differences in chest compression performance over time, in the presence of a leaderboard in schools. The project further aim to measure social engagement with both healthcare and other schools in the project. This will involve surveying participants and school careers teachers/tutors at the end of the project to determine motivations and future aspirations and then as the project grows with more schools participating over time, mapping students that have entered healthcare education or employment. 

Funder and/or Steering Group

Health Education England

Project Management Team

Ralph MacKinnon (Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK), Rachel Stoeter, (Stepping Hill Hospital, UK), Terese Stenfors (KI) and Todd Chang (Children’s Hospital Los Angeles USA)

 

Development of the Speech and language pathology education programme’s quality system

 

Aim and Scope

We are working together with the Speech and language pathology education programme to work out a functional, effective and useful quality system with the goal to enhance the quality of the programme’s education. Within the project we are helping the programme develop reliable and valid ways to measure the students’ experience of their education. We are also conducting a process evaluation of the implementation of the new study plan.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Speech and language pathology education programme

Project Management Team

Terese Stenfors, Louise Bergman and Aleksandra Sjöström-Bujacz (KI)

Efficient way to the labour market for immigrated physicians from non EU/EEA countries

Funder

Kamprad stiftelse

Project Team

Terese Stenfors, Linda Sturesson, Henrik Sjövall (Göteborgs universitet), Gunnar Nilsson

Maintenance, development and data management of first cycle and second cycle course evaluation questionnaires at Karolinska Institutet 

Aim and Scope

It is mandatory, from the spring semester 2016, for all the first and second cycle courses at Karolinska Institutet to use the same five questions in their course questionnaires (the five questions are specified in the Action plan for quality evaluation of first cycle and second cycle education at Karolinska Institutet). This is an ongoing project that includes maintaining and manage data from all first cycle and second cycle course evaluations. Analyses of the data will be presented internally and externally.  

Funder and/or Steering Group

Board of Higher Education at Karolinska Institutet 

Project Management Team

Louise Bergman, Aleksandra Sjöström Bujacz, Terese Stenfors, Anna Bonnevier and Linda Sturesson

 

PhD projects

 

An exploration of the use of a health care advocacy tool and cognitive aid implementation to improve the care of traumatically injured children

Aim and Scope

The aim of this project is to explore across all potential team members three significant clinical problems in the care of traumatically injured children: a) the absence of self-reflection leading to change in practice, b) the lack of sustained learning and c) performance of key management issues.

This project explores the use and evaluation of a healthcare advocacy tool designed to develop health system readiness to improve and sustain team performance and introduce change to healthcare systems.

Funder and/or Steering Group

Health Education England Fore-runner Grant

Project Management Team

Ralph MacKinnon (Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital, UK), Chris Kennedy (Mercy Children’s Kansas City, USA), Dr Michael Shepherd (Starship Children's NZ), Joanne Cole (Starship Children's NZ), Marc Auerbach (Yale Children's USA), Todd Chang (Children's Hospital Los Angeles USA) & Vinay Nadkarni (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia USA), Karin Pukk Härenstam, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz and Terese Stenfors

Exploring faculty and students experiences of quality and its improvement in international graduate healthcare professionals’ education

Aim and scope  

The aim of this doctoral project is to explore how different stakeholders experience quality in education and to describe how these new insights can affect the quality improvement procedure in the future.

How do faculty and managers experience quality and quality improvement in education?
How do students express their experiences of quality in course evaluations and what are their experiences of high quality in international graduate healthcare professionals’ education?
What are the implications of any eventual differences on stakeholder’s experiences and conscious understanding of quality upon the improvement procedure?

Methods: Phenomenographic approach based on individual interviews and Delphi.

PhD student

Vasilis Hervatis

Supervisors

Terese Stenfors, Anna Bonnevier, Sabine Koch

From theory to practice and back again – explorations of how practitioners implement educational research

How do health professions teaching staff take advantage of medical education research?
What are the processes involved in implementation of educational research into the clinical learning environment?
How can Activity Theory help as lens for the design and implementation of educational development tools in health professions education?

Methods: Mixed method, change lab.

PhD student

Agnes Elmberger

Supervisors

Klara Bolander Laksov, Erik Björck, Juha Nieminen

Patients’ perceptions of care and measures of safety in a multidisciplinary person-centered clinic

Aim and Scope

The aim of the project is to explore the care provided at a new integrated outpatient clinic (for persons with Patents with concomitant cardiovascular disease, renal dysfunction and diabetes) using a framework of person centered care and to furthermore evaluate the clinic from a patient safety perspective.

This PhD project represents one of the research projects that are part of this larger study.

Project Management Team

Gudrun Evén (Danderyds Sjukhus (DS), Magnus von Arbin (DS), Terese Stenfors, Åsa Franzén-Dahlin (DS), Jonas Spaak (DS)

Understanding, valuing and enhancing the role of clinicians who teach

Aim and Scope

This multi-centre study aims to explore experienced clinicians’ views on their role as educators:  how these roles are (and could be) supported, valued and enhanced by those responsible for postgraduate training within medical schools.

Funder and/or Steering Group

NHS Education for Scotland

Project Management Team

Drs Michael Ross (Edinburgh University), Terese Stenfors (KI) and Lindsey Pope (University of Glasgow)