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Towards describing the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical radiography education: A Systematic Review.

Lawal, O., Omiyi, D.O., York, H. and Akudjedu, T.. N., 2022. Towards describing the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on clinical radiography education: A Systematic Review. Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences. (In Press)

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jmir.2022.05.009

Abstract

Introduction : The sudden onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought significant and rapid changes to the traditional ways of providing radiography education, including adaptations to teaching and learning styles as well as disruptions to students’ clinical placement. This review explored the impact of the pandemic on clinical radiography education globally. Methods : A systematic literature search was conducted on relevant databases, including PubMed, Science Direct, CINAHL (Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, and SCOPUS. All relevant articles were critically appraised for quality and subjected to information extraction and results-based convergent synthesis. Results : A total of 17 articles met the inclusion and exclusion criteria for this review. The key findings are themed around challenges and benefits with the introduction of new teaching and learning approaches and resilience exhibited by students during the pandemic to overcome: inadequate support and mentorship while transitioning to fully qualified professionals, challenges with PPE usage, and impact on personal and academic life. Conclusions : Globally, radiography students experienced several challenges, especially during the initial acute phase of the pandemic. The pandemic-related challenges identified in this review could negatively influence the radiography student attrition rates, consequently worsening the existing radiography workforce shortage. Thus, urgent institutional level support systems and interventions would be necessary to mitigate the pandemic impact and improve the students learning experience.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0820-5930
Uncontrolled Keywords:COVID-19; Radiography education; Medical imaging
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:37104
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:27 Jun 2022 11:17
Last Modified:27 Jun 2022 11:17

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