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Students were divided into different storytelling groups and worked together to play different characters in the story: two students in each group played the role of a midwife and two students played the role of a patient, all using PKB to simulate a real life experience. The ‘patient’ students logged their symptoms, filled in journal entries and sent messages to the ‘midwife’ student all in real time. Roles were swapped halfway through the module when a new patient character was introduced - this allowed students to get experience of both roles.

University of Winchester,


Schools of Nursing, Physiotherapy and



Our work with the University of Winchester began in June 2022, and involved 30 students from the Department of Nursing, utilising PKB during a virtual placement. This use has been repeated also the following yearyears, with new students.

In September of 2022, PKB was used for the first time also by the Physiotherapy School at the same university, during their “Simulated placement preparation week”. More than a hundred students logged into our platform and looked at 2 patient records - that displayed data such as diagnosis, medications, and ED notes - while interacting with a patient actor. The students were then asked to fill in some care plans for the patients: a respiratory assessment one and a musculoskeletal one.

In September 2023 the School of Physiotherapy introduced the use of PKB during a module called ‘Developing Complexity in Musculoskeletal Practice’, with students being able to look at the patients' records, discuss it in groups, and develop treatment plans.

In February 2024, the Nutrition and Dietetics BSc programme also started to use the PKB platform during a simulated placement.

University of Suffolk, School of Nursing