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Resources and opportunities for staff

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Education Development and Support Unit

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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Online professional development

Check out current online professional development opportunities

15 March 2023 – Foundations of Cultural Safety

Foundations of Cultural Safety

Additional resources for reading:


Access the archive of online professional development workshops

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OMS Educational Journal Club

20 October 2022 – Measuring actual learning versus feeling

Measuring actual learning versus feeling

Additional resources for reading:

24 March 2022 - Excellence in medical training: developing talent – not sorting it

 Excellence in medical training: developing talent – not sorting it

Additional resources for reading:

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Resources for new staff members

Departmental checklist for new academic staff (PDF)

Induction handbooks

Resources for module conveners


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

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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 Numbers 1–6 have now been archived.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

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Assessment resources


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

(Including references to recent publications on the subject)

Curriculum development resources

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