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Resources and opportunities for staff

The Education Development and Staff Support Unit (EDSSU) staff members are available to assist conveners, clinical teachers and other staff involved in the MB ChB programme in a range of educational matters including: the planning, development, delivery, assessment and evaluation of courses, professional development, research with an educational focus and confirmation pathway processes. The following are some of the resources provided for your use:

Individual and group sessions

Your local Education Adviser regularly runs professional development workshops for staff as well as individual sessions. Visit your local Education Unit website to learn more.

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Resources for new staff members

Departmental checklist for new academic staff

Induction handbooks

Resources for module conveners


The guides breakdown the responsibilities of the module convener and support available to help them carry these out.

Resources for all staff

Do you know? A series of information sheets on current medical education topics produced for staff

The DYK series began to update staff working in ALM of what differences they might expect of students after the changes made to ELM in 2008. Numbers 1-6 have now been archived.

  • DYK 6: Integrating medical and clinical sciences in ELM
  • DYK 5: Professionalism in ELM
  • DYK 4: Clinical reasoning in ELM
  • DYK 3: Clinical skills in ELM
  • DYK 2: The transition from Year 3 to Year 4
  • DYK 1: Consultation skills in ELM

Assessment resources


Developed by Med Ed Source, a production of the Department of Medical Education at University of Melbourne, Australia.

Failure to fail & conditional passes – Part 1
Failure to fail & conditional passes – Part 2
Programmatic assessment – Part 1
Programmatic assessment – Part 2

(Including references to recent publications on the subject)

Curriculum development resources

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