In line with changing trends in undergraduate dental education, the Biomedical Foundations through Clinical Cases (BFCC) series contextualises the basic sciences by integrating them within clinical teaching. This approach has been demonstrated to achieve better outcomes for students and, in the long run, their patients.
Developed in partnership with leading universities from around the world, the BFCC content has been designed to be multifaceted and enjoyable, rewarding the user by displaying progress and comparing success, all of which have been shown to improve knowledge retention.
The BFCC library comprises of over 30 in-depth clinical case modules contained within 13 subject pillars. Each module is a 45-minute interactive, computer-based programme taught in English and based on one key medical condition.
Through the presentation of a patient led case, the student is driven through a horizontal integration of anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, pathology to the multidiscipline management of that condition. Formative assessments through Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs) and Short-Answered Questions (SAQs) are strategically placed within each module to test the students' understanding of the subject and also familiarise them with this style of assessment.
Select a pillar below to find out more about the available modules:
PILLARS AND MODULES
HEAD & NECK
Coronary Artery Disease
Congenital Heart Conditions
Congestive Heart Failure
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
Upper Respiratory Infection
Gastroesophogal Reflux Disease Peptic Ulcer (GERD)
Chronic Kidney Disease
Leukaemia and Lymphoma
The Healthcare Learning Schools Network is a global education platform that hosts over 400 hours of eLearning to support and reinforce key messages taught within undergraduate healthcare curriculums. The available content includes our ground-breaking Biomedical Foundations through Clinical Cases series, which introduces the basic medical sciences in the context of patient case studies.
From Communications Skills and Risk Management, to Infection Control and Radiography, universities can also choose from a wide range of additional healthcare modules to complement their teaching. Video, animations, illustrations, clinical imagery and photographs are used throughout our modules to provide students with an immersive viewpoint not available through traditional didactic learning methods. In-course assessments and activities also allow students to test and reinforce their understanding as they progress through the content.
The content sits on an intelligent platform which is able to provide valuable data on student participation, understanding and progress. The platform is also able to highlight possible topics of concern so that focused individual attention can be provided.
The HLSN content library has been designed to provide universities with a variety of different ways to integrate the learning into their existing curriculum. We will work with you to ensure that the content is adapted to meet any particular needs of the university, such as the course structure, language and even subject (which we are able to adapt for medical and biomedical science courses).
The broad range of available content from Communications in Dentistry, to Biomedical Foundations through Clinical Cases, has been specifically selected to complement existing teaching of a variety of different subjects. Our dedicated team will work to assess the current curriculum and provide you with the right solution for bringing this learning into your programme.
Over the years, we have established ourselves as one of healthcare's leading innovators of online learning technologies. With this wealth of experience behind us, we are able to integrate the content into existing online learning environments, or license the modules via our HLSN (Healthcare Learning Schools Network) platform for student access.
The programmes can be viewed individually at the students own pace, and/or integrated into a group tutorial where by the students and lecturer can interact and compare opinions and findings. This flipped classroom mode of learning is rapidly being adopted to enhance the impact of university lecturers.