Aims of the Teaching Skills Course:

This course aims to build on delegates’ experience and enthusiasm for teaching by introducing and applying the underpinning principles of effective teaching, learning development and assessment in a range of clinically-relevant situations.

It also supports delegates in achieving the key attributes and skills of teachers and trainers as set out in section 45 of the GMC document, “Developing teachers and trainers in undergraduate medical education.” (GMC, 2011).

Outline of the Course

The course team employ a wide variety of interactive, delegate-centred teaching and learning activities in order to engage delegates as learners and to enable them to learn techniques with which they may not be familiar. We aim to interest, inform and challenge delegates in a way that promotes their professional development as teachers.

The course structure is designed to encourage delegates to apply learning theories and evidence-based principles to small group teaching, e-Learning, practical skills teaching, embedding diversity into the curriculum and to the design and operation of valid and reliable assessment of learning.

Delegates demonstrate their knowledge and skills in a microteaching session at the end of the course which includes giving and receiving effective feedback and reflecting on their own development through the course.

Course leader: Teaching Skills
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Cost: This course is funded for doctors employed by St George’s University Hospitals Foundation Trust. However, a refundable deposit of £100 is required to secure your place; this deposit will be reimbursed once your attendance to the workshop has been confirmed.

St George's, University of London, Tooting Broadway

Target audience:

All trainees interested in teaching