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A34PTL Principles and Practice of Teaching and Learning
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  2.1 OR pass at MBBS • Degree is in a medical or allied healthcare professions discipline subject and/or sufficient associated work experience • Students on the MMEdSci, PGDip and PGCert Medical Education courses. • PGCHE students • Students proposed as suitable by the Head of School of Medicine

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module introduces students to the principles of teaching and learning described in the broader literature from education and psychology as applied to a medical or healthcare professions education context. The module develops by exploring individual values and beliefs about teaching and learning and investigates the way in which the values, beliefs and held assumptions of teachers, together with expectations from learners, influence the delivery of teaching and the learning experience of students in a medical or healthcare professions education context.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Seminar 1 weeks2 per week8 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Presentation and Observation - 1 x 8 hours Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Practical 50 Design two presentations (no more than 20 slides or 20 minutes in duration equivalent) for a novice and an advanced beginner around a topic in which you have a degree of subject matter expertise. 
Assignment 50 1500 words: Based on the micro-teaching session, reflect on your experience before, during and after the event relative your ongoing development as a medical or healthcare professions educator. 

Convenor: 
Dr R Patel

Education Aims:  The aim of this module is to develop the knowledge, skills, values and desirable behaviours of students in the expert roles of a teacher – learning facilitator, information provider, resource developer and role model.

Learning Outcomes:  Learning Objectives:
In a medical or healthcare professions education context, students will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • The various perceptions, beliefs and assumptions held by individuals which likely influence the way in which teaching and learning takes place
  • The similarities and differences in the way teaching and learning take place in medical education and other healthcare or scientific disciplines
  • The common misconceptions, widely-held beliefs and latest controversies surrounding teaching and learning
  • The characteristics that define the ‘art of teaching’
  • The ‘science of teaching’ based on educational theory and evidence from the wider literature
  • The various methods or instruction or instructional design for supporting the delivery of teaching
  • The emergent theories about learning from the learning sciences
  • The skills required for learning in the volatile, complex, uncertain and ambiguous environments which characterise medical or healthcare professions education
  • The common misconceptions, widely-held beliefs and latest controversies surrounding the notion of learning in the clinical workplace
  • Learning Outcomes:
    By the end of the module, students will be able to:
  • Critically apply theories of expertise development to the development of micro-teaching sessions for educating others about a subject-specific area of interest
  • Critically reflect on individual personal and professional development as a medical or healthcare professions educator in the expert roles of teacher

    Offering School:  Medicine


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