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Thursday, 27th July 2017

A Working Example

Getting Going

The following outlines an example of how the Pause materials could be used.

Step 1
Familiarise yourself with the materials you wish to use.

Step 2
Prepare a support materials reference pack and a student pack. Each student pack contains:

Step 3
Identify student group and one week clinical attachment. Allocate a patient to each student, handout an 'Pause student packs' instructing them to carefully read through it and complete the appropriate sections in their Record Book (RB) before moving on to attempt the first standard vignette as preparation for the first interactive session on the following day. To assist in structuring the students' preparation for the sessions are examples of prescribing and IVOST (IV to Oral therapy) exercises.

Step 4
Arrange 2 interactive sessions during the week. Where possible, between the 1st and 2nd sessions a second patient should be allocated to each student. Tutors should review the students learning needs profiles to identify any specific requirements for the teaching to focus on. Having determined the focus of the teaching the PowerPoint Session and Master Cards should be used to guide each interactive session. Where possible the Master Cards can be made available to the students after the sessions.

Step 5
Arrange a final interactive session at the end of week. A final interactive session reinforces transference of learning.


There is no limit to how many of the standard vignettes you can use with students, nor how many times you repeat the general delivery format. Where time is limited, interactive sessions can be replaced by increased preparation. However where this happens the tutor should take extra time and care to study their students' preparation performance to identify the learning needs and therefore focus the areas for subsequent discussion.

The next page outlines the resource aims and task requirements as a guide for each day during a one week allocation.