Inspirational medical teaching

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IOPPN - 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AB
Length and time
9:00 - 17:00
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Course information
Course start date is passed
IOPPN - 16 De Crespigny Park, London SE5 8AB
Length and time
9:00 - 17:00
About the course

Teaching and training are key skills for every doctor, but do you feel you are the teacher you want to be? How do you take your teaching skills to the next level? Do you want to design and develop teaching sessions that better reflect your values and the patient perspective? Can you learn how to offer feedback in a genuinely useful way?

This is a formal teach the teacher course with a focus on learning through experience. During the two-day course you will take part in a range of small and large group activities, lectures, simulated scenarios, a micro-teach, feedback and reflection. You will learn how to:

  • Design high-quality teaching interventions based on educational theory and evidence.
  • Meaningfully incorporate the patient voice into teaching interventions.
  • Respond to and manage challenging dynamics as an educator.
  • Improve your teaching by learning about and experiencing a range of feedback models.
  • Develop your teaching identity with your own personal style and values as an educator.
Learning objectives

At the end of this course, learners will have:

  1. Enhanced their ability to design and deliver high-quality teaching interventions grounded in educational theory and evidence.
  2. Acquired an understanding of how to meaningfully integrate the patient voice into teaching interventions.
  3. Demonstrated proficiency in responding to and managing challenging dynamics as educators.
  4. Applied various feedback models to enhance the development of both their learners and their own teaching practices.
  5. Engaged in reflective exercises to assess and refine their teaching identity, cultivating a personal style and embracing values as educators.
Key areas explored

Developing a Teaching Identity

  • Pedagogy Paradigms
  • Polls to prompt thinking about teaching stance
  • Introduction to TPI (Teaching Professional Identity)

Fostering and Managing an Environment for Learning

  • Lecture on key concepts: Social learning theories, psychological safety, hidden curriculum
  • Breakout rooms with scenarios
  • Main group discussion

What Medical Students Want

  • Focus on equality and diversity
  • Presentation on a medical students' project
  • Scenario 6 - Emphasizing the need for cultural sensitivity

Medical Education Needs in Theory and Practice

Designing an Experiential Learning Activity (ELA)

Lived Experience Involvement

  • Why co-production matters
  • Case example presentation
  • Discussion on bringing co-production into informal teaching

Taster of Other Medical Education Domains

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Target audience
Psychiatrists (incl trainees)
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Let our team complete a full Training Needs Analysis for a department, directorate, or the whole hospital! We can work to complete this ourselves or work collaboratively with your own staff. Our standard outcome measures assess learner progress and produce a full report looking at wider impact of training using a range of tested assessment methodologies.