Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher, 2nd Edition

An Introduction to Teaching and Learning in Medicine

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher, 2nd Edition,Ronald Harden,Jennifer Laidlaw,ISBN9780702069581





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Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher is a perfect introduction for new teachers to the exciting opportunities facing them, whether they are working in undergraduate, postgraduate or continuing education. It will also be of considerable use to more experienced teachers to review and assess their own practice and gain a new perspective on how best to facilitate their students' or trainees' learning. The contents are based on the authors’ extensive experience of what works in medical education, whether in teaching and curriculum planning or in the organisation of faculty development courses in medical education at basic and advanced levels.

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Key Features

  • The text provides hints drawn from practical experience to help teachers create powerful learning opportunities for their students, providing readable guidelines and introducing new techniques that potentially could be adopted for use in any teaching programme.
  • Throughout the book introduces some key basic principles that underpin the practical advice that is given and which will help to inform teaching practice.
  • This book will assist readers to reflect on and analyse with colleagues the different ways that their work as a teacher or trainer can be approached and how their student or trainee's learning can be made more effective.

Ronald Harden


Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus Medical Education, University of Dundee, UK; General Secretary, Association for Medical Education in Europe (AMEE).

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Jennifer Laidlaw

DipEdTech MMEd

Affiliations and Expertise

Formerly Assistant Director, Education Development Unit, Scottish Council for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and the University of Dundee, Dundee, UK

Essential Skills for a Medical Teacher, 2nd Edition

    • Section 1: The roles and competences of a ‘good’ teacher
    • Section 2: Learning outcomes and outcome-based education
    • Section 3: Organising the learning programme
    • Section 4: The teacher’s toolkit
    • Section 5: Assessing the progress of the learner
    • Further reading
    • Appendices
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