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dc.contributor.authorWhitfield, Steve
dc.contributor.authorPerkins, Andre
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorDumbleton, Hannah
dc.date.accessioned2021-08-30T01:56:57Z
dc.date.available2021-08-30T01:56:57Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.issn2202-7270
dc.identifier.doi10.33151/ajp.18.921
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/407375
dc.description.abstractIntroduction: The effect of COVID-19 pandemic shutdowns on education has been discussed broadly in both the media and among academics, however its true effects on paramedicine students and their ability to attend in-person lectures, skill sessions and clinical placements has not been widely researched. This study aimed to investigate the impact of COVID-19 on a group of paramedicine students at an Australian university. Methods: A cross-sectional study using a convenience sample of first and second year paramedicine students was undertaken to explore their perceived experiences of COVID-19 through both qualitative and quantitative responses. Results: A total of 83 paramedicine students from Griffith University in Queensland participated in the survey, demonstrating an 84.7% response rate. Of the participants, 78.3% (n=65) disagreed that online workshop sessions were as valuable as face-to-face sessions. Similarly, the majority of participants (61.5%, n=51) disagreed that online lectures and tutorials were as beneficial as in-person equivalents. A further 61.4% (n=51) of students agreed that COVID-19-associated lockdowns had negatively impacted their ability to formulate strong personal relationships that are important for university, however 78.3% of students agreed that communication platforms assisted in maintaining some form of social interaction. Conclusion: The results from this study demonstrate that the educational and social impacts of COVID-19 on paramedicine students were highly diverse, and were contingent on several factors including but not limited to: year of study, learning style, previously established social connections and extenuating life circumstances.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.publisherAustralasian College of Paramedicine
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom921
dc.relation.ispartofjournalAustralasian Journal of Paramedicine
dc.relation.ispartofvolume18
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic health
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist studies in education
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEmergency medicine
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4206
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode3904
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode320207
dc.titleUncharted waters: the effects of COVID-19 on student paramedics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWhitfield, S; Perkins, A; Kelly, S; Dumbleton, H, Uncharted waters: the effects of COVID-19 on student paramedics, Australasian Journal of Paramedicine, 2021, 18, pp. 921
dc.date.updated2021-08-28T10:44:06Z
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