‘Nationalized Health Care – Would it work in the U.S.?’ topic of presentation at Regis University by senior lecturer from England’s Bradford University

Donnie VeaseyFebruary 18, 2013

(DENVER) – Simon Tweddell, a senior lecturer Bradford University’s School of Pharmacy in England, will give a presentation on Nationalized Health Care – Would it work in the U.S. from 2-3:30 p.m. Feb. 19 in the St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall Mountain View Room at Regis University.

Workshop participants will learn how Britain’s longstanding National Health Service works from Tweddell’s perspective and by following a patient journey through their health system.

Hosted by the School of Pharmacy in Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, the workshop is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the structure, function and principles of the current and proposed UK National Health Service.  Attendees will follow a patient journey through the NHS and also see it from the perspective of an NHS healthcare professional, both employee and contractors.

The workshop will be delivered via the active learning strategy of team-based learning (TBL).  TBL is an alternative to lecture-based learning.  At the Regis University RHCHP School of Pharmacy, students spend their classroom time applying course material rather than simply acquiring it. In a TBL course, classroom learning occurs in teams of 5 to 7 students. Teams are formed such that each group contains a variety of students in terms of skills and backgrounds. Students begin each TBL unit by studying assigned class material (readings, website tutorials, video demonstrations, etc.) prior to class.

In addition to his presentation at Regis University, Tweddell is also conducting research on the perception of faculty bout using TBL and the effect of TBL on faculty. 

Tweddell is one of two Bradford University faculty who visited Regis University in spring 2012, beginning the Regis University School of Pharmacy’s relationship with their counterpart at Bradfrod University.  In 2012, Rebecca Moote, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice in RHCHP, and Michael Nelson, chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the RHCHP School of Pharmacy, traveled to their Great Britain-based pharmacy counterpart to conduct workshops, provide consultations and share their knowledge about how TBL is successfully applied at Regis University.

“This has led to a mutually-beneficial relationship with regard to implementation of TBL in pharmacy curricula,” Nelson said.

For more information about the workshop contact Shonda Story at sstory@regis.edu.