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Paul Kane

Paul Kane


MHealSci, PgDTT, BSc(Hons), DipJEB

Research Title

An investigation of curriculum design to meet the needs of a vocational health science degree programme

PhD Start

1st February 2018


Research Summary

There are many drivers behind the design of a vocational health science degree programme, sometimes those drivers are competing. My research aims to investigate the principles of curriculum design to best meet the needs of a health science discipline, producing competent practitioners in an educationally valid and sustainable manner.

Research Interests

I am interested in how people learn, especially in the context of preparing for practice and how to promote lifelong and transferable learning. I also have an interest in the education of patients interacting with our health system, how to best address the needs of people at a vulnerable time and the health practitioners providing that education.


Kane, P. (2018). Simulation‐based education: A narrative review of the use of VERT in radiation therapy education. Journal of medical radiation sciences, 1-6. doi:10.1002/jmrs.276

Leong, A., Herst, P., & Kane, P. (2018). VERT, a virtual clinical environment, enhances understanding of radiation therapy planning concepts. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 1-9. doi:10.1002/jmrs.272

Kane, P. (2016). Using a clinical computer system to assess student anatomical knowledge and understanding: A pilot. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-disciplinary Journal, 17(3), 58-68.

Kane, P., Jasperse, M., Egan, R., McBain, L., McKinlay, E., Pullon, S., & Herst, P. (2016). Continuity of cancer patient care in New Zealand: The general practitioner perspective. New Zealand Medical Journal, 129(1440), 55-63.
Montgomerie, D., Kane, J., Leong, A., & Mudie, B. (2016). Enhancing conceptual knowledge: An approach to using Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training in the classroom. Journal of Radiotherapy in Practice, 15(2), 203-206.

Kane, P. (2015). Letter in response to correspondence on ‘Conceptualisation of the characteristics of advanced practitioners in the medical radiation professions’. Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 62(4), 294.

Kane, P., Jasperse, M., Boland, P., & Herst, P. (2014). A pathway to empowerment: Evaluating a cancer education and support programme in New Zealand. European Journal of Cancer Care, 23(5), 668-674.

Jasperse, M., Herst, P., & Kane, J. (2012). Evaluation of the training and support received by facilitators of a cancer education and support programme in New Zealand. European Journal of Cancer Care, 21(2), 224-232.

Kane, J. P. (2012). Making square pegs for square holes: Utilising the e-learning resources at our disposal. Shadows: The New Zealand Journal of Medical Radiation Technology, 55(2), 11.