Korean Journal of Acupuncture

Table. 3.

Table. 3.

Results of task analysis and solutions

Types of tasks Causes Educational solutions Non-educational solutions
Infection control for acupunc-ture is poor Lack of time to practice - Increase practice time for individual groups (Decrease time for live demonstration)
Purchase devices for mea-suring vital signs
Role sharing while needling The operator does the entire process when needling -
Absence of observer role (the ob-server writes the practice notes during the class) The observer checks the operator’s performance with checklist and provide feedback for some acupoints.
The operator writes his/her performance and the recipient’s response.
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Lack of awareness about securing clean areas Train on how to use the cart and how to divide clean/contaminated areas -
Difficulty in finding acupoints and lack of confidence, confidence in performance Feedback from the teacher is mainly done when the learner asks a question Assign groups in charge of professors and teaching assistants to actively demonstrate and provide feedback on learner’s performance closer than in the previous class. -
Difficulty applying knowledge in practice Learners watch the pre-learning videos and write down finding methods in the lab notes -
Not well aware of the importance of palpation during finding acu-points When creating a new pre-learning video for meridianology lab class, include specific methods to find acupoints and palpate. -
Afraid of needles, some do not perform acupuncture well Not sure exactly what anatomical structures are inside - Ultrasonography demonstra-tion in each group
Lack of experience Train needling methods
Unable to properly use items Not aware of the intended use due to insufficient information about the items - Provide manual for using items
Students focus on writing notes during practice Writing lab notes is demanding - Change in grade ratio
No specific scoring criteria Notice what to write in lab notes, and scoring rubric -
Korean J Acupunct 2022;39:71-83 https://doi.org/10.14406/acu.2022.012
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