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Department for Health, Unit Catalogue 2011/12

HL50181: Introduction to learning and teaching in primary care

Click here for further information Credits: 6
Click here for further information Level: Masters UG & PG (FHEQ level 7)
Click here for further information Period: Modular (no specific semester)
Click here for further information Assessment: CW100
Click here for further information Supplementary Assessment: Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)
Click here for further information Requisites: In taking this unit you cannot take HL50123 or take PA50272
Click here for further information Description: Aims:
To develop ideas, theories and techniques of teaching and learning and refine skills in delivering, and receiving, effective education in clinical contexts.

Learning Outcomes:
On completion of this unit participants should be able to:
* demonstrate a critical understanding of how adults learn
* demonstrate an awareness of the differing learning styles of individuals
* demonstrate a learner-centred approach to teaching
* conduct an educational needs analysis
* engage critically with the learning and teaching literature in order to design an educational intervention appropriate to the needs of a learner
* plan and structure a teaching episode appropriately for learners
* demonstrate the effective use of information management and technology in teaching
* contribute positively to a culture of teaching and learning within a primary care practice organisation
* critique the benefits of interprofessional and multiprofessional learning
* differentiate between the nature and purpose of mentoring and of clinical and educational supervision
* recognise the relationship between mentoring, supervision and reflective practice
* identify the different forms that mentoring and clinical supervision (formal and informal) can take and their benefits and limitations
* critically evaluate techniques that describe how to ask for, organise, receive and give forms of mentorship and supervision
Learning outcomes are aligned to those established by the RCGP Curriculum statement for doctors in training for General Practice.

On completion of this unit participants should be able to:
* Plan a programme of learning for a topic within their area of professional expertise
* Present a topic utilising a variety of learning and teaching methods and deliver it clearly and effectively, identifying the needs of the audience, tailoring the presentation and encouraging active involvement
* Demonstrate the ability to facilitate a small group
* Observe and evaluate teaching in practice
* Demonstrate the willingness and ability to ask for and learn from feedback on performance as a teacher
* Plan and manage their learning through reflecting on and analysing their own learning needs.
* Demonstrate the ability to give effective feedback to a colleague
* Communicate effectively with colleagues and tutors including through asynchronous online discussions.
Skills are aligned to those established by the RCGP Curriculum statement for doctors in training for General Practice.

* Introduction to the way we learn: learning styles, Kolb learning cycle
* Identifying and addressing learning needs: learning needs analysis, use of Johari window, decision support tools, PUNs and DENs
* Designing for learning: creating aims, objectives and learning outcomes, curriculum design, e-learning
* Using appropriate learning methods: teaching approaches, small and large group teaching, constructive alignment, assessment and feedback, peer assessment
* Learning as individuals and learning in teams: multi-professional and inter-professional learning, communities of practice, professional development
* Reflecting and evaluating learning: the reflective practitioner, mentoring, supervision and coaching, evaluation of teaching and learning.
Click here for further informationProgramme availability:

HL50181 is Optional on the following programmes:

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