Postgraduate Course: Teaching Anatomy (BIME11151)
|School||Deanery 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||In this course students will cover theoretic and practical aspects of anatomical/medical education with a particular focus on teaching anatomy to undergraduate students. Teaching theory will be explored in a series of two week blocks, focusing on how to design a curriculum, methods used to teach anatomy, theories underlying small and large group teaching, how to design assessment and feedback, as well as alternative methods of teaching anatomy (i.e. using modelling or body painting). Content will be delivered by a compulsory reading list, with knowledge consolidated in 3 hour interactive seminars. Practical experience of teaching will be gained by observing teaching during semester 1, and by mentored participation in ongoing teaching activities within anatomy during semester 2. The course will culminate in a two part portfolio to be submitted at the end of the second semester, which will bring together the teaching theory and practical experience students have gained throughout the course.
The course will cover the theory and practice of:
Adult learning styles
Preparing a teaching session
Teaching in small group practicals
Teaching in small group tutorials
Preparing better slides
Providing supporting educational material
The use of reusable learning objects
Curriculum planning and design
Blueprinting of assessments
Workplace-based assessment and giving feedback
The course is based around small group activities with a lot of interactivity, aimed at facilitating learning rather than necessarily leading it. Students would be expected to lead sessions using prepared work based on the provided learning resources.
On completion of this course students will have demonstrated: (1) extensive, detailed and critical knowledge and understanding of the theoretical and practical skills required to effectively teach anatomy; (2) knowledge of critical review, consolidation of knowledge and analyse relevant scientific papers of teaching anatomy; (3) the ability to generate materials required to deliver effective teaching, learning resources and assessments.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 25,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Formative Assessment Hours 10,
Summative Assessment Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Teaching assessment 1 (Innovative Poster Group Work) (10%)
Teaching assessment 2 (Innovative Poster Presentation) (10%)
Teaching assessment 3 (Teaching Observation Reflective Essay) (10%)
Large Group Teaching (20%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a consolidation of knowledge and critical understanding and interpretation of the theory and practice of university-level anatomy/medical education.
- Demonstrate a significant range of core skills, techniques and practices associated teaching anatomy allowing them to generate of a series of packages of material relating to teaching, learning resources and assessment methodology and frameworks in the form of a student portfolio.
- Gain professional practice skills including communication, presentation, and working with others.
- Demonstrate a critical and analytical review of the theoretical processes and concepts employed during the development and production of a research project.
- Understand, develop and gain skills to enable independent learning (self-directed learning) of theoretical and practical processes.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||- demonstrate a consolidation of knowledge and critical understanding and interpretation of the theory and practice of university-level anatomy/medical education.
- demonstrate a significant range of core skills, techniques and practices associated teaching anatomy allowing them to generate of a series of packages of material relating to teaching, learning resources and assessment methodology and frameworks in the form of a student portfolio.
- deliver lectures, tutorials, and practical-based teaching sessions to undergraduate students.
- generate packages of material and learning resources required to deliver and support high-quality anatomical/medical teaching.
- understand, develop and gain skills to enable independent learning (self-directed learning) of theoretical and practical processes.
- demonstrate a significant range of core skills, teaching techniques and practices associated with teaching anatomy.
|Keywords||human anatomy,teaching anatomy,education
|Course organiser||Prof Stephen McHanwell
|Course secretary||Mrs Dan Yan
Tel: (131 6)515470