GPTT’s research plan to inform education and training development has three broad strategies:
Doing research in partnership with other RTOs, universities and stakeholders builds collective research capacity
GPTT has conducted research in partnership with several universities (e.g., Tasmania,Newcastle, Adelaide), RTOs (e.g., GPEx, GP Synergy) and other stakeholders (e.g., General Practice Supervisors Association, Tasmanian Department of Health).
All this research is focused on the development of education and training in general practice.
Education Research Grants (ERG)
Current and recent ERG projects
What should be in an early safety assessment? Lessons from the experts and RTO experience
The QUIT-CA Index (QUestionable In Training Clinical Activities): associations of low-value clinical activities and relationship to RACGP Fellowship examination performance
2020 Education Research Grant projects
WHAT’S IN A VISIT? ESTABLISHING THE CONTENT AND PERCEIVED UTILITY OF CLINICAL TEACHING VISITS (CTV) IN DIFFERENT SETTINGS WITHIN AUSTRALIAN GP TRAINING:
This project is investigating the clinical and educational content of CTVs and their perceived educational utility from the perspective of registrars and visitors across different Australian vocational training settings.
Download the published study protocol.
Download the 2-page summary report.
Investigation of the adaptability, feasibility and utility of a Patient Encounter Tracking and Learning (PETAL) tool across different contexts in general practice.
With GP Synergy
This project explored GP registrars’, MEs’, and supervisors’ perceptions of the effectiveness of Registrar Clinical Encounters in Training (ReCEnT) as a reflection and learning tool within a programmatic assessment framework.
DOWNLOAD THE 2-PAGE SUMMARY REPORT.
Multisource Feedback: Performance and Reflectivity in Practice Experience Program (PEP).
This project sought to find out whether the experiences of PEP participants were comparable to those of registrars undertaking the AGPT program.
Report coming soon
Creating a research culture by involving registrars in GPTT research projects and encouraging registrars to do research
Our GPTT registrars are active participants in education research. Many registrars participated in the 2020 ERG projects on Clinical Teaching Visits and the Utility of ReCEnT.
A Registrar Medical Educator was an investigator on an exploratory qualitative study of the experience of GP supervisors and GP registrars in the management of older patients with chronic disease.
Research Article: Exploring opportunities for general practice registrars to manage older patients with chronic disease: A qualitative study
Registrars have the opportunity to conduct a research project as part of an Academic Post.
One registrar recently conducted a pilot study of an audit-based education intervention on Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) identification and management in northern Tasmanian General Practice.
Do what we do well
Medical Educators are actively involved in the evaluation of all aspects of the education and training program to best prepare registrars for success in the AGPT.