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Postgraduate Course: Teaching Anatomy (BIME11041)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Biomedical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThis 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
Lecturing skills
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'.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2016/17, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 28, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 1, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 362 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) Not on line distance learning
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% In-course Assessment.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  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
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Course organiserDr Lyndsay Murray
Tel: (0131 6)51 5985
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Fraser
Tel: (0131 6)50 3289
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