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AI for Student Learning and Research – QMplus module

15 January 2024 Posted in: Articles Tagged: By: Catherine Mclean

Library Services and TELT, together with academic staff and students in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry (FMD), have created a QMplus course area entitled AI for Student Learning and Research.

It was developed for FMD students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, and has been designed to guide students on what AI is and how it can be used ethically and effectively to support their learning and research.

The module uses a variety of different tools available through, or embedded within, QMplus. Including QMplus Media, quizzes, H5P, Articulate Rise, Padlet, and many more. As well as giving information, most of the topics have interactive activities which enable the students to apply what they are learning.

The resource signposts students to the misconduct policy, but emphasises that different modules and programmes might have different rules around the use of AI. It is therefore the responsibility of those administering any assessment to be clear about what is or isn’t acceptable.

Students are able to download a certificate if they complete the core elements of the module. There is also a range of optional topics, such as revision, and clinic-based learning, which students can return to at relevant points throughout their studies.

Initial engagement has been good, and feedback mostly positive:

A lot of the content was related to learning and how we can integrate AI into our education as students at the level we are at. Pros and Cons were clearly highlighted. Good examples of when one can rely on AI to be used and how it can be used as an aid.


I found it very interesting learning about the different ways it can be used, such as for brainstorming and assisting with revision but at the same time recognising its limitations and what we need to look out for.

The project was also successfully awarded £10,000 of funding through the President and Principal’s Fund for Educational Excellence.

Whilst the module is aimed at students in FMD, much of the content is applicable to students in other faculties. The project team are very happy to share the module for others to use as a template.

If you would be interested in having a look, and perhaps trying out some of the course for yourself, please contact Paula Funnell (

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