Feedback cycle

Closing the Feedback Loop: Collaborative Design of a Musculoskeletal Revision Course

Charlotte Leahy, Hannah Hawrot, Hannah Bonfield, Krupa Samani, Karam Aboud, Emily Dilley, Deborah Mitcheson, Rohit Narayan


Clinical Teaching Fellows (CTFs) at Leicester Medical School decided to supplement the learning needs of first year students on the musculoskeletal (MSK) module. Mid-unit evaluation had demonstrated that students had remarked positively on CTF teaching and many requested further anatomy teaching and demonstrations using prosections. It is increasingly important to provide students with evidence that their feedback is being acted upon, therefore CTFs collaborated in providing additional learning resources in the form of CTF-led revision courses while the MSK module was still ongoing. A survey was designed which aimed to engage students and to further explore their learning needs when developing the course. Based on these responses, two half-day CTF-led revision courses were designed, which included educational methods and topics the students themselves had suggested. CTFs collaboratively developed eight different stations, with one CTF designing and delivering the teaching material. Attendance was high and feedback indicated this was a valuable learning experience for students, with particularly positive responses about the interactive nature and high quality of the teaching. This experience demonstrates the benefits of working in partnership with students when developing learning activities, closing the feedback loop to improve student satisfaction, and collaborative planning when designing revision resources.


Collaboration, Student partnership, Revision

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Leicester Medical School Curriculum Redesign (2016) [online] Leicester Medical School. URL: [accessed 21 July 2017]

Review of information about learning and teaching, and the student experience: Summary of responses to consultation on changes to the National Student Survey, Unistats and information provided by institutions (2016) [online] Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE). URL: [Accessed 21 Jul. 2017].



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