13:55 - 14:45
Workshop 1 - “Virtual Patients in Nursing Education - a tour with Body Interact plataform”


Body Interact™


In the field of health care, knowledge and clinical reasoning are key with regard to quality and confidence in decision making. The development of knowledge and clinical reasoning is influenced not only by students’ intrinsic factors but also by extrinsic factors such as satisfaction with taught content, pedagogic resources and pedagogic methods, and the nature of the objectives and challenges proposed.

Nowadays, educators play the role of learning facilitators rather than simple “lecturers” and face students as active learners who are capable of attributing individual meanings to their personal goals, challenges, and experiences to build their own knowledge over time.

Innovations in health simulation technologies have led to clinical virtual simulation based in virtual patients. It is a type of simulation that places learners in a central role through their exercising of motor control skills, decision skills, and communication skills using virtual patients in a variety of clinical settings.

In this workshop, we will present results of a randomized controlled trial about the effect of clinical virtual simulation with regard to knowledge retention, clinical reasoning, self-efficacy, and satisfaction with the learning experience among nursing students and we will do an hands-on learning experience diagnosing and treating virtual patients.



15:10 - 16:40
Workshop 2 - Evidence Based Practice


80 minute session


The learner will be able to
1. Understand the importance and components of two types of EBP models
2. Understand the importance of critical appraisal of literature
3. Critically appraise primary research studies
4. Identify different components of an EBP project
5. Describe how to implement an evidence based-project

Introduction of EBP (The Joanna Briggs Institute model)
Importance of critical appraisal of literature
Attendees critically appraise the study
Components of an EBP project (The Johns Hopkins Evidence Based Model)
Implementation of an EBP Project (Example of Rapid Response Program in Nigeria)



15:10 - 16:40
Workshop 5 - Writing for Publication: Publication Ethics


Roger Watson
Professor of Nursing, School of Health Sciences, University of Hull
Editor in Chief: Journal of Advanced Nursing/ Nursing Open
Parveen Ali
Health Sciences School, Division of Nursing and Midwifery, The University of Sheffield
Editor in chief Nursing Open

1. Publication Ethics
2. Issue in opan access publication
3. Avoiding the predatory journals

By the end of this workshop delegates will be able to:
• State the 6 main areas of ethical concern in academic publishing
• Know how to develop best practice for authorship of studies
• Avoid ‘salami slicing’ of studies
• Know what the routes to open access publishing are
• Develop a stratgey to recognise and avoid prodatory publishers

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