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GENA823 Teaching and Learning in Medical Practice

Examines learning theory, provides opportunities for experiential and group learning, and explores the nature of reflective teaching practice. Areas considered include the process of change, course design and evaluation, teaching methods and the assessment of learning. Learning contexts include medical education, medical practice and continuing professional development. A balance is provided between core material and the opportunity to develop individual areas of interest and application.

This paper is based on key aspects of educational theory and provides practical outcomes for doctors wishing for better educational relationships with undergraduate students, registrars, other doctors and patients.

Paper title Teaching and Learning in Medical Practice
Paper code GENA823
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
GENX 823
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCert PHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
Eligibility
Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.

Enrolments for this paper are limited and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
gp.postgrad@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Martyn Williamson and Dr Struan Clark
Paper Structure
This paper is based on modules that include:
  • The process of change
  • Course design and evaluation
  • Teaching methods
  • The assessment of learning
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is distance taught using Moodle. There are two compulsory weekend residentials through the year, and students are expected to participate in audioconferences for each module.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
The learning contexts include medical education, medical practice and continuing professional development. A balance is provided between core material and the opportunity to develop individual areas of interest and application.
Textbooks
There is no required textbook.

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle

Examines learning theory, provides opportunities for experiential and group learning, and explores the nature of reflective teaching practice. Areas considered include the process of change, course design and evaluation, teaching methods and the assessment of learning. Learning contexts include medical education, medical practice and continuing professional development. A balance is provided between core material and the opportunity to develop individual areas of interest and application.

Are you the teacher you would like to be? Are your learners satisfied and inspired by your teaching?

The aim of this paper is to provide a transformative learning experience leaving fellows enthusiastic and confident in their ability to teach individuals and groups in a variety of settings. We will use and model a range of teaching methods to spark and invigorate your teaching and deepen your understanding of education theory and methods, leading to a more satisfying and effective teaching and learning experience.

Paper title Teaching and Learning in Medical Practice
Paper code GENA823
Subject General Practice
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Restriction
GENX 823
Limited to
PGCertGP, PGCert PHC, PGDipGP, PGDipHealSc, PGDipPHC, PGDipRPHP, MHealSc
Course outline
Through the year we will be involved in a wide range of teaching methods - we will start by setting group objectives for the paper; group discussion and reflection at the three weekend residential meetings and through monthly small group (syndicate) meetings, followed by whole group convened monthly meetings, using remote video link; work shopping teaching and learning scenarios at residential meetings; reflective writing in the form of assignments; curriculum development as a group and as a part of assignments; giving and receiving of feedback in the safe group environment.
Eligibility
Suitable for health professionals from a range of disciplines.

Enrolments for this paper are limited, and it requires departmental permission. View more information about limitations of enrolment.
Contact
gp.postgrad@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Martyn Williamson and Dr Struan Clark
Paper Structure
This paper is based on 7 modules that include:
  • Introduction to Medical Education
  • Education, Training and Medicine
  • Learning and the Culture of Medical Education
  • Curriculum Design
  • Assessment, Appraisal and Evaluation
  • Patient Education
  • Lifelong Learning and Learning Organisations
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is distance taught using Moodle. There are three compulsory weekend residentials in Dunedin through the year. Students are expected to participate in one small group videoconference and one full group convened videoconference for each module. There are three written assignments to be completed through the year.
Textbooks
There is no required textbook. Core reading will be supplied, and wider, self-directed exploration of literature will be encouraged.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
On completion of GENA823, a fellow will be able to:
  • Articulate the methods, theory and models, culture, place and importance of teaching and learning in health science and practice, past and future
  • Assess learner needs and develop a teaching and learning plan tailored to the learners-™ level of understanding and experience
  • Design a curriculum for teaching demonstrating the ability to formulate and communicate aims, goals and objectives for both teacher and learner; complete and reflect on assessment, appraisal and evaluation
  • Acquire and demonstrate effective and safe interpersonal and teaching skills for one to one, small group and large group settings, and discuss health professionals-™ role in health education and promotion to the public.
  • Understand different approaches to lifelong learning as individual professionals and as part of an organisation

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Timetable

Not offered in 2018, expected to be offered in 2019

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Moodle