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Teaching Skills for Clinicians 26-29 March 2018

REGISTRATIONS NOW CLOSED - Course is full

A preparation course for Membership of the Academy of Medication Educators (London). This practical, facilitated course will guide participants through the five domains necessary for AoME membership.

Open to any health professional or University staff member.


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Venue: University of Otago Wellington, 23A Mein Street, Wellington

Fee: Doctors and dentists: 4 days $500 (including evening session)/1 day $120, Dinner session $60

Fee: Other health practitioners: 4 days $300 (including evening session)/1 day $75, Dinner session $60

For more information please contact Associate Professor Diane Kenwright 

Register HERE (now closed)

RNZCGP logoThe "Teaching Skills for Clinicians March 2018” has been endorsed by The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP) and has been approved for up to 26.5 CME credits for the General Practice Educational Programme (GPEP) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

 

Programme

Monday 26 March - Designing and Planning of Learning

Based on Domain 1 of the Academy of Medical Educators standards, participants will learn the principles of competency and outcome based course design and work in small groups to apply them to the clinical setting.

In the morning participants will learn how to:

    Designing and Planning of Learning
  • Construct appropriate learning outcomes that can be measured or judged.
  • Chose the most appropriate learning method to match a learning outcome.
  • Apply the cycle of course design and evaluation to a clinical setting.

 
 
In the afternoon the participants will apply the principles covered in the morning session to their own clinical practice setting and as they design and plan to evaluate a clinical teaching intervention. The participants will reflect on how the skills they have gained during the day will change their teaching practice.

Facilitators

Dr Peter Gallagher Teaching course

Dr Peter Gallagher, Medical Education Advisor University of Otago, Wellington. Peter has a particular interest in the learning that eventuates from the practice based experience of health professionals.
 
 
 

Joy Rudland Teaching course

Ms Joy Rudland, Director of the Educational Development and Staff Support Unit, Otago Medical School. Joy has a particular interest in social and reciprocal learning, the importance of feedback and also the role of eustress in learning. She is a member of the Higher Education Academy.
 
 

Peter Roberts teaching courseDr Peter Roberts Physician & Postgraduate Mentor/Supervisor and Clinical Leader Education and Development, CCDHB. Peter is a Fellow of theAcademy of Medical Educators and is passionate about developing teaching skills in clinicians.
 
 
 

Tuesday 27 March - Teaching and Facilitating Learning 

Based on Domain 2 of the Academy of Medical Educators standards, participants will work in small groups to learn how to facilitate learning in clinical settings and the importance of effective feedback in clinical learning.

During the morning session participants will learn how to:

  • Promote a positive learning culture, monitor and improve the clinical learning environment.Teaching and facilitating teaching and learning
  • Establish rapport and interact effectively with different group sizes in different clinical situations.
  • Provide effective feedback to learners using a range of methods in a clinical setting.
  • Maximise the effectiveness of short teaching encounters using structured feedback.
  • Encourage independent learning in students following a clinical encounter.
  • Use feedback to reflect on their clinical teaching practice.


In the afternoon participants will consider typical clinical teaching encounters from their own practice and consider how they can improve the clinical learning environment and give more effective feedback as well as how they can seek and respond to feedback to improve their teaching.

Facilitators

Joy Rudland Teaching courseMs Joy Rudland, Director of the Educational Development and Staff Support Unit, Otago Medical School. Joy has a particular interest in social and reciprocal learning, the importance of feedback and also the role of eustress in learning. She is a member of the Higher Education Academy.
 
 

Dr Peter Gallagher Teaching courseDr Peter Gallagher, Medical Education Advisor University of Otago, Wellington. Peter has a particular interest in the learning that eventuates from the practice based experience of health professionals.
 
 
 

Sam Murton teaching skillsDr Sam Murton is a Wellington GP and Senior Lecturer, University of Otago, Wellington. She was previously the Medical Director of the RNZCGP and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.
 
 
 

 

Tuesday 27 March - Evening - Educational Research and Scholarship

Based on Domain 4 of the Academy of Medical Educators standards participants will apply educational scholarship to clinical practice. Scholarship has many dimensions and scholarly clinical educators can make significant improvements to the clinical learning environment.

o Choose appropriate descriptive, qualitative and quantitative methods in clinical education research.

o Transform clinical teaching experiences into “researchable questions”.

Facilitators

Dr Peter Gallagher Teaching courseDr Peter Gallagher, Medical Education Advisor University of Otago, Wellington. Peter has a particular interest in the learning that eventuates from the practice based experience of health professionals.

 

 

Dr Kelby Smith-HanDr Kelby Smith-Han, Academic Lead, Medical Education Research, University of Otago. Kelby investigates socialisation of medical students, medical student identity, the clinical experience of medical students, student support, health workforce shortage and the hidden curriculum. He uses several research methods and analyses including Foucauldian discourse analysis, thematic analysis, grounded theory analysis, narrative research, survey research and mixed method approaches.

Wednesday 28 March - Assessment of Learning

Based on Domain 3 of the Academy of Medical Educators standards participants will consider a range of assessment methods suitable for the clinical workplace.

During the morning the participants will work in teams and learn how to:

  • Relate assessments to the educational outcomes of a course or programme.Assessment of Learning teaching skills
  • Demonstrate that the contribution of any assessment addresses the learning outcomes and the assessment blueprint.
  • Use a broad range of assessment methods and construct assessment items that match the purpose, content and level of learners. 
  • Maintain assessment quality through standard setting and interpreting assessment reports.

In the afternoon the participants will consider assessment tasks that they undertake in the workplace and determine whether they are fit for purpose, provide appropriate feedback to the learners and whether they match the outcomes of the course. They will reflect on how to improve their assessment practice.

Facilitators

Anthony Ali teaching skillsAnthony Ali, Medical Education Advisor, University of Otago, Christchurch where he designs and organises staff development activities and provides advice and support for existing and new student assessment and instruments.
 
 
 

Dr Megan AnakinDr Megan Anakin, Medical Education Advisor, University of Otago Dunedin. She has worked at the Educational Assessment Research Unit at the University of Otago College of Education. She is interested in how students can be involved in assessment processes and how assessment information can be used to study students’ conceptual development.
 


Thursday 29 March - Educational Leadership

Based on Domain 5 of the Academy Medical Educators participants will learn how to apply the principles of leadership in the clinical setting.  Educational leaders are often tasked with “leading from the middle”, being asked to influence their peer’s practice without formal authority. In the morning of this final module participants will learn how to:

    Educational Leadership teaching skills
  • Develop their sense of role as a leader.
  • Adapt their communication style to suit different preferences of other people.
  • Communicate effectively using different communication styles.
  • Develop a plan to lead an educational change in a clinical setting.

 
In the afternoon participants will consider an educational change they wish to make, plan how they will formulate a case for change and communicate with peers and management about their educational initiative.

Facilitators

Alison Stewart teaching skillsDr Alison Stewart, Head of the Academic Leadership Development Programme. University of Otago. Alison has worked as a nurse and midwife in a range of clinical health education settings both in the UK and NZ.
 
 
 

Diane KenwrightAssociate Professor Diane Kenwright, Deputy Dean University of Otago, Wellington, Associate Dean Teaching and Learning, Head of Pathology and Molecular Medicine and Consultant Pathologist, Wellington SCL.
 
 

Sam Murton teaching skillsDr Sam Murton is a Wellington GP and member of the University of Otago, Wellington Department of Primary Health Care and General Practice. She was previously the Medical Director of the RNZCGP and is a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators.
 
 
 

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