Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher

1st Edition

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine

Authors:

  • eBook ISBN 9780702051203

Table of Contents

Section 1 The roles and competences of a "good" teacher

  • What is a good teacher?.
  • Understanding basic educational principles.
  • Being an enthusiastic and passionate teacher
  • Knowing what works best.
  • Checking your performance as a teacher and keeping up-to-date.

Section 2 Defining Learning outcomes

  • The need for an outcome-based approach.
  • Specifying learning outcomes and competencies.
  • Describing and communicating the learning outcomes.
  • Implementing an outcome-based approach in practice.

Section 3 Organising the learning programme

  • What constitutes a curriculum
  • Ten questions to ask when planning a curriculum
  • Sequencing the content and the spiral curriculum.
  • Adopting a student-centred approach
  • Building learning around problems and clinical presentations
  • Using an integrated and inter-professional approach
  • Making the apprenticeship model and work-based learning more effective.
  • Building options into a core curriculum
  • Recognising the importance of the education environment.
  • Mapping the curriculum

Section 4 Facilitating learning

  • The teachers toolkit
  • The lectures and teaching with large groups
  • Learning in small groups.
  • Independent learning
  • Teaching and learning in the clinical context
  • Simulation of the clinical experience
  • E-learning

Details

No. of pages:
272
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Churchill Livingstone
eBook ISBN:
9780702051203

About the authors

Ronald Harden

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK; General Secretary, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

Jennifer Laidlaw

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Assistant Director, Education Development Unit, Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the University of Dundee, Dundee, UK