IACLE and BCLA launch monthly Research Updates
Do you struggle to keep updated with important research papers being published in peer-reviewed journals?
The presence of numerous journals in the optometric field and lack of access makes it difficult for many educators to keep pace with published research. Hence IACLE and BCLA have taken the step of providing a regular, monthly summary of important and interesting contact lens-related research papers published in the literature for your quick reference.
Compiled by the IACLE Education Team and supported by the British Contact Lens Association, Research Update is a new resource available to IACLE and BCLA members only to support your
teaching and practice.
This initiative will give members multiple opportunities, such as to:
-Teach evidence-based science and practice
-Make your interactions with students more engaging and meaningful
-Encourage critical analysis of research papers
-Keep up to date in your area of interest
-Generate ideas for future research topics
-Explore the possibility of collaboration in common areas of interest
-How can you maximise this resource?
Here are just a few ideas for incorporating Research Update in your teaching:
-Use it to teach students how to carry out a literature search and evaluate evidence
-Conduct a lunchtime journal club with one assigned student/s presenting a critical analysis of a paper while the group provides additional inputs
-Establish Discussion Forums where students are encouraged to interact – these could be on virtual platforms too
-Encourage students to identify areas of further research