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A34UPE Underperformance and Performance Enhancement
(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
Spring Assessed by end of Spring Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module examines the challenges of underperformance and performance enhancement for teachers in medical or healthcare professions education. The module draws on insights from the broader literature in education, leadership, psychology and sociology applied to 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
Seminar 1 weeks1 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:
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 2500 words: Critically evaluate a range of learner deficiencies from an interview transcript and digital video recording of an underperforming student or trainee. Prepare an educational prescription for the student or trainee. 
Assignment 50 1500 words: Based on the experience of the multimodal diagnostic assessment and educational prescription activity, reflect on your ongoing development as a medical or healthcare professions educator. 

Convenor: 
Dr R Patel

Education Aims:  The aim of this module is to consolidate the knowledge, skills, values and desirable behaviours of students in the expert roles of a teacher with a focus on assessor, facilitator and role model.

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

  • Underperformance and performance enhancement using insights from other disciplines such as education and psychology
  • The way in which underperformance presents or manifests across the continuum of medical or healthcare professions education
  • The way in which the values and beliefs held by teachers influence the nature of the ‘experience’ support following underperformance
  • The influence of constructs such as self-efficacy, motivation, self-assessment, entitlement, attribution, shame, adjustment on outcomes following underperformance
  • Self-regulated learning behaviours that are identifiable and modifiable as a target for intervention in remediation
  • The range of protected characteristics that may affect approaches for delivering remediation or support following underperformance

    Learning Objectives:
    By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate a range of learner deficiencies among individuals who underperform in a medical or healthcare professions education context
  • 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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