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In beta is semi-regular podcast hosted by Ben Ellis at the University of Birmingham, and Michael Rowe from the University of Lincoln. The podcast features a variety of guests as part of a series of conversations on different aspects of physiotherapy education. You can find out more about In Beta on the website (http://inbetaphysio.com) or by following us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/InBetaPhysio).

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In beta is semi-regular podcast hosted by Ben Ellis at the University of Birmingham, and Michael Rowe from the University of Lincoln. The podcast features a variety of guests as part of a series of conversations on different aspects of physiotherapy education. You can find out more about In Beta on the website (http://inbetaphysio.com) or by following us on Twitter (https://twitter.com/InBetaPhysio).

    #36 – Generative AI personas in physiotherapy education

    #36 – Generative AI personas in physiotherapy education

    In this conversation Leanne Wiles and Dean Walker discuss how they used generative AI tools like Claude and ChatGPT to simulate patient interactions for students in physiotherapy education, enhancing their communication and reasoning skills. Students interacted with AI personas portraying diverse health scenarios. The practice proved immersive and effective, displaying significant potential for flexible educational approaches in challenging healthcare communications.

    • 43 min
    #34 – Remote-only physiotherapy management

    #34 – Remote-only physiotherapy management

    In this episode with Ben Gordon, the discussion explores remote-only physiotherapy, augmented by technology. We talk about how virtual care reshapes physiotherapy's principles, focusing on accessibility, preventative care, and a shift from physical interaction to software-supported decision-making. The conversation also covers challenges to traditional professional norms, urging a reimagined, patient-centric approach facilitated by technological advancements and regulatory adaptations.

    • 50 min
    #33 – Generative AI in health professions education

    #33 – Generative AI in health professions education

    Ben and I talk to Lambert Schuwirth about the development of HPE-Bot, a chatbot based on the GPT language model, and its implications for health professions education. The conversation explores AI's potential effects on teaching, assessment, and learner behaviour, raising concerns about accuracy and institutional adaptation. While we highlight the ongoing challenges with integrating AI into professional education, we tend to agree that the opportunities for driving much needed change, are significant.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    #32 – Digital health and learning

    #32 – Digital health and learning

    In this episode, Joost van Wijchen and Michael discuss the integration of digital technologies in physiotherapy education and practice. They explore dynamic knowledge, technology's transformative role in education, and the importance of interdisciplinary collaboration, emphasising networked and collaborative learning. The conversation also explores the complex processes of knowledge creation and integration in the digital era.

    • 46 min
    #31 – Assessment and learning

    #31 – Assessment and learning

    Note: We recorded this conversation in the middle of 2023 but for various reasons I was only able to edit it and get it published now. In this conversation, Ben and I had discuss the assessment process, linking it to broader themes of learning, curriculum design, and student experience. We talk about the centralisation of…

    • 56 min
    #30 – Grand narratives in simulation-based education

    #30 – Grand narratives in simulation-based education

    In this episode, Ben and Michael speak to Shane Pritchard about using the concept of a 'grand narrative' to structure a simulation programme at scale, across multiple disciplines, in schools of health and social care. We're all familiar with simulation-based activities within, and maybe even across, disciplinary programmes. But what would it take to build a simulation programme across an entire school?

    • 50 min

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