Postgraduate Course: Teaching Anatomy (BIME11041)
|School||School of Biomedical Sciences
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This is a series of modules derived from a text produced by Pitts & Rowley - 'Helping Surgeons to Learn'. The practicalities of teaching would be rehearsed during anatomical teaching sessions. Observation of the assessment carried out on surgical training courses would also be provided. The modules would include:
Adult learning styles
Preparing a teaching session
Teaching in small group practical classes (2 sessions)
Teaching in small group tutorials (2 sessions)
Preparing better slides
Providing supporting educational material
The use of reusable learning objects
Curriculum planning and design
Assessment methodology (2 sessions)
Blueprinting of assessments
Workplace based assessment and giving feedback
The teaching and learning style would be small group work with considerable interaction. We would be facilitating learning rather than leading it.
Students would be expected to lead sessions using prepared work based on the provided learning resources described above.
Learning Aims and Objectives:
1. To provide or improve upon teaching skills.
2. To promote the role of teacher as a facilitator learning environments.
3. To understand the imperative of adequate preparation and design of learning sessions
4. Provide insight for students as to their strengths and limitations as communicators and help them improve.
5. Provide context as to where specific teaching and learning goals lie in the curriculum.
6. Provide expertise in constructing and conducting assessments.
7. To promote understanding as to how students learn using a 'reflector model'.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 60,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
Not on line distance learning
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||100% In-course Assessment.
|No Exam Information
| 1. The teaching and learning style would be student-centred such that students produce teaching material, which can then be assessed.
2. Generation of a series of packages of material relating to teaching, learning resources and assessment methodology and frameworks which form a student portfolio.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Gordon Findlater
Tel: (0131 6)50 2997
|Course secretary||Mrs Marie Manson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
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