A new St George's mobile phone app allows students and healthcare professionals to gain a greater understanding of genetics.
The Genetics Counselling App is a visual, interactive and educational tool for Genetic Counsellors/Practitionners, and others including students at all levels from GCSE to postgraduate study.
The app gives a visual explanation of chromosomes from body to gene level and explains some common genetics tests and links to useful information on different inheritances and general medical genetics websites.
In all, the various St George’s apps have been downloaded more than 2,000 times and have proved very popular.
The MedEdCases app allows students to treat virtual patient medical cases and take on the role of a medical professional.
The app allows users to online scenarios to see what impact various interventions by other doctors and changes in symptoms have on possible treatments.
It’s mainly for medical and healthcare undergraduate students and covers many different subject areas.
Each individual case can be downloaded via the app and then followed through.
There are multiple choice questions during each case which test students’ knowledge which must be successful before going to the next level. For more information see here
The MedEdCases app is available to the public and MedAssess is the internal version free for students and staff to download.
The MedEdEthics app, free on both Apple App store and Google Play, has been downloaded more than 1,200 times.
More information on all the apps can be found here.
May 2014 - @GlobalSGUL Action month
May 2014 will see two internationally-focused initiatives at St George’s run by the International Office.
21 May sees @GlobalSGULGathering – an afternoon (12:15 – 5:15pm) dedicated to discussion and information sharing around international themes, open to all students – both international and home – and staff. Our keynote speaker, Dr Janette Ryan, was Director of the Higher Education Academy’s Teaching International Students Project from 2008 to 2012, and has worked with universities across the UK on internationalising their curricula. Dr Ryan will lead off proceedings, which will also include a student led panel and other breakout sessions.
Combined International Student Society/Global Gathering Lunch
INTO SGUL Centre Reception
INTO SGUL Learning Resource Centre
Keynote speaker, Dr Janette Ryan
International students at SGUL: journeys and support
Break out session A
INTO SGUL Centre Classrooms
Break out session B
We intend to run each session twice (from 15.00-15.45 and then again from 15.45-16.30). These sessions will be interactive, with ideas shared and fed back at the end of the day.
If you would like to attend, please register via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
May also sees the launch of @GlobalSGULVoices, a new initiative to showcase the amazing diversity of St George’s students and staff. We are looking for members of the St George’s community to record a simple, one minute video in their native language welcoming the world to St George’s – these videos will be uploaded to our new website later in the year, and shared via social media. All those participating will be invited to a special @GlobalSGULVoices reception, and receive a certificate of thanks.
All this requires is 15 minutes of your time. Please visit our sign up schedule at http://globalsgul.simplybook.me, and input your name and language, and we’ll contact you to confirm details.