Dr Carol Ditchfield

  • Senior Lecturer (Undergraduate Medical School)

telephone: 01413308057
email: carol.ditchfield@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, Undergraduate Medical School, Room 3.08, Wolfson Medical School Building, Gilmorehill Campus, Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1288-0020

Biography

Carol graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1988 with a degree in Biochemistry followed by a PhD in DNA methylation and Virology from the University of Glasgow 1992.

She then went on to obtain a qualification in education (PGCE) from the University of Strathclyde and spent three years teaching Chemistry and Biology at Stewart's Melville College in Edinburgh.

In 1996 she returned to the University of Glasgow as part of the team who developed and delivered the innovative new problem-based learning (PBL) undergraduate medical curriculum. This work earned the team a University of Glasgow Teaching Excellence award.

In addition to PBL, her other area of interest is assessment and she undertook research on student perceptions of assessment feedback for an M.Ed. (academic practice) in 2007.

Her current post is as Senior Lecturer in the Medical School. She is Head of Assessment for the MBChB course and chairs the MBChB Assessment Committee.

Professional Activities

Medical Schools Council Assessment Alliance (MSC-AA) representative

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)

Research interests

Problem-based learning (PBL)

Assessment and standard setting

Single best answer multipe choice questions (SBA MCQ) 

Publications

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2020

Burke, J., Ditchfield, C. , Flynn, M.-A., Sneddon, S. and Stapleton, G. (2020) Lessons learned from problem-based learning. Clinical Teacher, 17(6), pp. 719-722. (doi: 10.1111/tct.13147) (PMID:32133775)

Noonan, Z. , Boyle, J. G., Pope, L. , Ditchfield, C. , Leach, J. P. and McDowall, S. (2020) Quarantining the OSCE: reflections on the Glasgow experience. Clinical Teacher, 17(1), pp. 94-97. (doi: 10.1111/tct.12993) (PMID:30592158)

2019

Ditchfield, C. and Sneddon, S. (2019) Modified Angoff vs Hofstee: a Comparison of Two Standard Setting Methods. AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Aug 2019.

2018

Ghouri, A., Boachie, C., McDowall, S. , Parle, J., Ditchfield, C. A. , McConnachie, A. , Walters, M. R. and Ghouri, N. (2018) Gaining an advantage by sitting an OSCE after your peers: a retrospective study. Medical Teacher, 40(11), pp. 1136-1142. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1458085) (PMID:29687736)

Ghouri, A., Boachie, C., McDowall, S. , Parle, J., Ditchfield, C. A. , McConnachie, A. , Walters, M. R. and Ghouri, N. (2018) Response to: Is there such a thing as a fair OSCE? Medical Teacher, 40(11), pp. 1192-1193. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1500949) (PMID:30422024)

Ghouri, A., Boachie, C., McDowall, S. , Parle, J., Ditchfield, C. A. , McConnachie, A. , Walters, M. R. and Ghouri, N. (2018) Response to: Response to: Gaining an advantage by sitting an OSCE after your peers: a retrospective study. Medical Teacher, 40(11), pp. 1194-1195. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1500909) (PMID:30444172)

2016

Ditchfield, C. and Burke, J. (2016) 20 years of PBL: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learnt. AMEE 2016, Barcelona, Spain, 27-28 Aug 2016.

2015

Flynn, M.-A., O'Dowd, A., Burke, J. and Ditchfield, C. (2015) Implementation of a Peer Observation Programme for Problem Based Learning (PBL) Facilitators. AMEE 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, 06-09 Sep 2015.

Ditchfield, C. , Stapleton, G. and Burke, J. (2015) Student-Centred Learning and Engagement in Undergraduate Medical Education Using Peerwise. In: AMEE 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, 27-31 Aug 2015,

2014

Ditchfield, C. , Burke, J., O'Dowd, A. and Flynn, M.-A. (2014) Development of a Revalidation Programme for Facilitators to Improve the Student Experience of Problem-Based Learning. AMEE 2014, Milan, Italy, 30 Aug - 03 Sep 2014.

2013

Cameron, K., Grosset, A., Johnson, I., Monaghan, A., McCaffrey, B., Penton, M., Ditchfield, C. , Flynn, M.-A. and Burke, J. (2013) Can Undergraduate Medical Students Write MCQs? IAMSE Annual Conference 2013, St. Andrews, United Kingdom, 08-11 Jun 2013. (Unpublished)

Grosset, A. et al. (2013) Engaging Students in Peerwise: An Innovative Online Learning Approach. 6th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2013.

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Number of items: 12.

Articles

Burke, J., Ditchfield, C. , Flynn, M.-A., Sneddon, S. and Stapleton, G. (2020) Lessons learned from problem-based learning. Clinical Teacher, 17(6), pp. 719-722. (doi: 10.1111/tct.13147) (PMID:32133775)

Noonan, Z. , Boyle, J. G., Pope, L. , Ditchfield, C. , Leach, J. P. and McDowall, S. (2020) Quarantining the OSCE: reflections on the Glasgow experience. Clinical Teacher, 17(1), pp. 94-97. (doi: 10.1111/tct.12993) (PMID:30592158)

Ghouri, A., Boachie, C., McDowall, S. , Parle, J., Ditchfield, C. A. , McConnachie, A. , Walters, M. R. and Ghouri, N. (2018) Gaining an advantage by sitting an OSCE after your peers: a retrospective study. Medical Teacher, 40(11), pp. 1136-1142. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1458085) (PMID:29687736)

Ghouri, A., Boachie, C., McDowall, S. , Parle, J., Ditchfield, C. A. , McConnachie, A. , Walters, M. R. and Ghouri, N. (2018) Response to: Is there such a thing as a fair OSCE? Medical Teacher, 40(11), pp. 1192-1193. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1500949) (PMID:30422024)

Ghouri, A., Boachie, C., McDowall, S. , Parle, J., Ditchfield, C. A. , McConnachie, A. , Walters, M. R. and Ghouri, N. (2018) Response to: Response to: Gaining an advantage by sitting an OSCE after your peers: a retrospective study. Medical Teacher, 40(11), pp. 1194-1195. (doi: 10.1080/0142159X.2018.1500909) (PMID:30444172)

Conference or Workshop Item

Ditchfield, C. and Sneddon, S. (2019) Modified Angoff vs Hofstee: a Comparison of Two Standard Setting Methods. AMEE 2019, Vienna, Austria, 24-28 Aug 2019.

Ditchfield, C. and Burke, J. (2016) 20 years of PBL: Challenges Faced and Lessons Learnt. AMEE 2016, Barcelona, Spain, 27-28 Aug 2016.

Flynn, M.-A., O'Dowd, A., Burke, J. and Ditchfield, C. (2015) Implementation of a Peer Observation Programme for Problem Based Learning (PBL) Facilitators. AMEE 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, 06-09 Sep 2015.

Ditchfield, C. , Burke, J., O'Dowd, A. and Flynn, M.-A. (2014) Development of a Revalidation Programme for Facilitators to Improve the Student Experience of Problem-Based Learning. AMEE 2014, Milan, Italy, 30 Aug - 03 Sep 2014.

Cameron, K., Grosset, A., Johnson, I., Monaghan, A., McCaffrey, B., Penton, M., Ditchfield, C. , Flynn, M.-A. and Burke, J. (2013) Can Undergraduate Medical Students Write MCQs? IAMSE Annual Conference 2013, St. Andrews, United Kingdom, 08-11 Jun 2013. (Unpublished)

Grosset, A. et al. (2013) Engaging Students in Peerwise: An Innovative Online Learning Approach. 6th Annual University of Glasgow Learning and Teaching Conference, Glasgow, UK, 19 Apr 2013.

Conference Proceedings

Ditchfield, C. , Stapleton, G. and Burke, J. (2015) Student-Centred Learning and Engagement in Undergraduate Medical Education Using Peerwise. In: AMEE 2015, Glasgow, Scotland, 27-31 Aug 2015,

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Teaching

Undergraduate

Assessment Lead for MBChB1 examination

PBL facilitation in year 1 of the MBChB curriculum

Lectures on introduction to PBL, academic writing skills and assessment

CPD

Lectures and workshops on assessment, MCQ writing and standard-setting