Medical Education: Theory and Practice

1st Edition


  • Karen Mann
  • Tim Dornan
  • John Spencer
  • Albert Scherpbier
  • Key Features

    • Written by key figures in medical educational research combined with a strong editorial influence from the international editorial team.
    • The text has a strong evidence-based approach that is fully cognisant of research methodology issues,
    • The book provides a scholarly explanation on the topic, rather than aiming to say the last word.
    • Written throughout in a clear and comprehensible style.

    • The content is extensively referenced with additional suggestions for further reading.

    Table of Contents


    • Glossary
    • Medical Education – an introduction to the domain

    Section 1 Theoretical and social foundations

    • Morality and philosophy of medicine and education
    • Perspectives on learning
    • Medical education in its societal context
    • Medical education in an interprofessional context
    • Patient involvement in health professional education
    • Curriculum development in learning medicine

    Section 2 Educational processes

    • Creating a learning environment
    • Identifying learners’ needs and self assessment
    • Teaching and learning in small groups
    • Teaching and learning in large groups: the ‘lecture’ in the 21st century
    • Learning and teaching clinical procedures
    • Learning and teaching in workplaces
    • Learning from practice: routines, mentoring, feedback and portfolios
    • Assessing learners
    • Quality assurance of teaching and learning: enhancing the quality culture
    • Developing learning resources
    • Selecting for medicine
    • Predicting and guiding career success in medicine
    • Developing teachers and developing learners

    • Glossary


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    © 2011
    Churchill Livingstone
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