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Dr Kieran Kennedy MBBChBAO MICGP DRCOG DME DCH MMedSci MSc
|Dr Kieran Kennedy is a Lecturer in Clinical Methods and Clinical Practice in the School of Medicine at the National University of Ireland Galway. He is involved in teaching undergraduate medical students at all stages of their training. Particular areas of educational interest and expertise include Medical Professionalism, Clinical Skills (including doctor-patient communication skills), Summative Assessment (design, delivery and quality assurance), Formative Assessment (including promotion of lifelong learning skills and learner self-regulation) and Interprofessional Education (including the promotion of team work and collaboration).
Dr Kennedy is practicing General Practitioner in Galway City. He has a range of clinical interests in General Practice, but a particular interest in child health. Dr Kennedy has specialist training and experience in the provision of health care to child, adolescent and adult patients who report sexual violence. Dr Kennedy provides this service, on behalf of the Health Service Executive, at the Galway Sexual Assault Treatment Unit and has done so since it was first established in 2009.
Dr Kennedy graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway with an MB BCh BAO honours degree in 2003. Since then he has achieved accreditation of General Professional Training in General (Internal) Medicine (RCPI) and completed Specialist Training in General Practice. He holds Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP) and a range of other qualifications relevant to his clinical and academic practice. These include a Diploma in Medicine for the Elderly from the Royal College of Physicians Ireland, the Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology London, a Diploma in Child Health from the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland, the Degree of Master of Health Science in the field of Clinical Education from the National University of Ireland Galway, the Degree of Master of Science in Forensic Medicine from University College Dublin and the Degree of Master of Medical Science in the speciality of General Practice from the National University of Ireland Galway. In addition, he holds advanced training and certification in relation to delivery of the Irish National Methadone Treatment Programme and a Certificate in Family Planning from the Joint Committee for Family Planning Ireland which recognises training in contraceptive and sexual health care. Most recently, Dr Kennedy was awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Higher Education Teaching and Learning) from the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at the National University of Ireland Galway.
|National SATU Guidelines Development Group (2014) Recent Rape/Sexual Assault: National Guidelines on Referral and Forensic Clinical Examination. Dublin, Ireland: Health Service Executive and Department of Justice and Law Reform. [ARAN Link] [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|Kennedy KM, White C (2015) 'What can GPs do for adult patients disclosing recent sexual violence?'. Br J Gen Pract, 65 (630):42-44. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy KM and Flaherty GT (2015) 'The Risk of Sexual Assault and Rape During International Travel: Implications for the Practice of Travel Medicine'. Journal Of Travel Medicine, . [Details]|
|Teixeira G and Kennedy KM (2015) 'Disclosure of Sexual Violence: Indentifying and Managing Adult Sexual Assault and Rape'. Student BMJ, 23 :24-26. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kropmans TJB, Griffin L, Cunningham D, Walsh D, Setyonugroho W, Field CA, Flynn E, Kennedy KM (2015) 'Back to the Future: Electronic Marking of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations and Admission Interviews Using an Online Management Information System in Schools of Health Sciences'. Journal of Health and Medical Informatics, 6 (182). [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy KM (2015) 'Strategic categorization of available research relating to sexual assault and rape facilitates more accurate interpretation of injury data'. The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology, 36 (1):31-35. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy KM, Stewart B, Avalos G. (2014) 'YouTube as a source of instructional videos for teaching clinical skills to undergraduate medical students'. International Journal Of Clinical Skills, 8 (1). [Details]|
|Kenned y KM (2014) 'The Case in Favour of Educating Medical Students About Sexual Violence'. Medical Teacher [Impact Factor 1.121], 36 (3):267-268. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy, KM (2013) 'Response to Assessing the presence of female DNA on post-coital penile swabs: Relevance to the investigation of sexual assault published in the October 2012 edition of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine'. Journal Of Forensic And Legal Medicine, :559-559. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy, KM,Vellinga, A,Bonner, N,Stewart, B,McGrath, D (2013) 'How teaching on the care of the victim of sexual violence alters undergraduate medical students' awareness of the key issues involved in patient care and their attitudes to such patients'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 20 :582-587. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy KM (2013) 'Letter to the editor: Response to Assessing the presence of female DNA on post-coital penile swabs: relevance to the investigation of sexual assault published in the October 2012 edition of the Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 20 (5). [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy, KM (2013) 'Heterogeneity of existing research relating to sexual violence, sexual assault and rape precludes meta-analysis of injury data'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 20 :447-459. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy, KM (2012) 'Testamentary capacity: A practical guide to assessment of ability to make a valid will'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 19 :191-195. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy, KM (2012) 'The relationship of victim injury to the progression of sexual crimes through the criminal justice system'. Journal of forensic and legal medicine, 19 :309-311. [DOI] [Details]|
|Kennedy, KM,Glynn, LG,Dineen, B (2010) 'A survey of the management of urinary tract infection in children in primary care and comparison with the NICE guidelines'. BMC Family Practice, 11 . [DOI] [Details]|
|Hogan MF, Kennedy KM (2011) 'Maximising Rehabilitation after Acquired Brain Injury' Irish Psychiatrist 12 (1) . [Details]|
|Kennedy KM, Croghan C, Killeen L, Harrington O, Day B, Nash P, Murphy AW (2010) 'Audit of a new community heart failure management programme in Galway' Forum: Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners 27 (5) . [Details]|
|Kennedy KM (2009) 'A report on the Vasco da Gama Movement pre-conference to the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) conference, Basel, 2009' Forum: Journal of the Irish College of General Practitioners 26 (11) . [Details]|
|Kennedy KM, Choong M (2008) 'Renal Vein Thrombosis in Nephrotic Syndrome' Modern Medicine 38 (2) . [Details]|
|Kennedy KM, Kavanagh A, Morris J (2007) 'Review of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome for General Practitioners' Medicine Weekly 11 (33) . [Details]|
|Meskell P, Burke E, Kropmans T, Byrne E, Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM (2015) The Implementation of a Computer Based System for the Management of Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs) in Undergraduate Nursing Education 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]|
|Kennedy KM (2015) Heterogeneity of Existing Research Relating to Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault and Rape Preclude Meta-analysis of Injury Data. Oral Presentation 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]|
|Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM, Kropmans T (2015) Rubrics Used to Assess Communication Skills of Undergraduate Medical Students in Objective Structure Clinical Examinations: A Systematic Review 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]|
|Setyonugroho W, Kropmans K, Murphy R, Hayes P, Kennedy KM (2015) Fixing the Rubber Band in Communication Skills Assessment - Analysis of Interdepartmental OSCE Stations 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]|
|Setyonugroho W, Kropmans T, Kennedy KM, van Dalen J (2015) Fixing the Rubber Band: Calibration of Communication Skills items in Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) checklists 5th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference, School of Nursing and Midwifery, National University of Ireland Galway [Details]|
|Kissoon-Harrison GS, Lyons A, Kennedy KM, Bonner NM, Nelson JK (2015) Physical Findings Following Alleged Child Seuxal Assault: An Irish Perspective The 9th Child Abuse Pevention, Child Abuse and Neglect (BASPCAN) International Congress, University of Edinburgh. New Directions in Child Protection and Wellbeing: Making a Real Difference to Children’s Lives [Details]|
|Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM, Kropmans TJB and Dunne FP (2014) OSCEs to assess communication skills in undergraduate medical students: A systematic review Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference (APMEC), January 2014 [Details]|
|Tan S, Kennedy KM, Coughlan RJ (2013) A Study Of Students’ Preferences For Learning From Real Or Simulated Patients As Part Of Early Patient Contact In The Undergraduate Curriculum Irish Network of Medical Educators (INMED) [Details]|
|Setyonugroho W, Kennedy KM and Kropmans T (2013) The use of Object Structured Clinical Examinations to assess communication skills in undergraduate medical students: A systematic review of the published literature The Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE) international conference 2013 [Details]|
|Kennedy KM, Jennings P, O’Brien N, Glynn LG (2012) Does the Pareto principle apply to Irish healthcare utilisation across primary and secondary care? The Association of University Departments of General Practice in Ireland (AUDGPI) [Details]|
|Hayes, P; Kennedy, KM (2012) Evaluation of the role of patient video diaries as part of a professionalism module for pre-clinical undergraduates Irish Network Of Medical Educators (INMED); Professionalism [Details]|
|Kennedy, KM,White, C (2015) What can GPs do for adult patients disclosing recent sexual violence?. Editorial [DOI] [Details]|