Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Teaching in Health Professions MED5397

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

In this course, students will identify various teaching methods; examine the evidence base for their effectiveness; and critique the appropriateness of these methods for facilitating acquisition and application of the knowledge, skills and attitudes required by health professionals. Student will design novel teaching activities to implement in their professional context; and evaluate their own teaching practice, identifying areas for enhancement.

Timetable

This course is made up of lectures and tutorials that take place throughout semester 2.

Requirements of Entry

None 

Excluded Courses

MED5170

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Written reflective (33.33%)

Oral presentation on/of teaching activity (33.33%)

Set exercise to reflect contribution to online learning community (33.33%)

Course Aims

This course aims to give students the opportunity to:

1. Develop their knowledge and understanding of various methods of teaching and how they may be used to facilitate acquisition and application of knowledge, skills and/or attitudes relevant to the health professions context;

2. Develop their ability to critique the efficacy of specific teaching methods;

3. Develop their' ability to incorporate novel teaching methods in their professional practice;

4. Develop their ability to reflect on and critically evaluate their own teaching practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

1. Critically discuss various teaching methods and the extent to which they are relevant to facilitating acquisition and application of knowledge, skills and/or attitudes relevant to the health professions context;

2. Critically appraise the evidence for the effectiveness of specific teaching methods;

3. Critically appraise the impact of technology-enhanced learning & teaching (TELT) on educational provision.

4. Apply core principles and current theories on teaching to the design of a range of teaching activities, e.g. lectures, tutorials, problem-based learning (PBL), case-based learning, simulation, supervision; 

5. Critically reflect on and evaluate their teaching practice and identify measures to enhance this.

6. Prepare and deliver oral presentations on health professions education topics.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.