University of Oxford Becoming a Medical Educator short course

Venue: John Radcliffe Hospital

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Feb 11, 2013 / 9:00 am - (GMT) End Date/Time: Feb 15, 2013 / 5:00 pm - (GMT)
Registration Date: Feb 01, 2013 Time: 01:00:00(GMT)
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The Becoming a Medical Educator course is an introduction into the world of modern postgraduate medical education. It gives participants a working knowledge of how to design, conduct and evaluate teaching and training for postgraduate clinicians, and how to assess curricula and teaching programmes, in clinical and surgical environments.

Offered by Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education’s CPD Centre, the taught week is led by Mr Tony Jefferis, Deputy Postgraduate Dean, Oxford Deanery, NHS South of England.

The Becoming a Medical Educator course equips participants to understand the principles and reasoning behind modern training and assessment methods, and provides training in the skills needed to embark on a development pathway which will result in a career involving an important aspect as an educator and trainer. It provides the opportunity to learn more about and discuss the following topics:

  •     Theory of adult learning
  •     Evidence on the value of different teaching methods
  •     Teaching a skill
  •     Simulation in training
  •     Principles of valid assessment, including summative assessments and appraisal
  •     Resuscitative and supportive teaching
  •     Developing a syllabus for trainees in modern programmes
  •     Current syllabus and assessment for surgeons in training
  •     The principles behind curriculum development and course design, including developing a syllabus for trainees in modern programmes.

This intensive five-day course is taught at postgraduate-level and may be taken for academic credit or not for credit.


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