MedWise is an on-line moodle Nottingham course. It is designed for teachers, trainers and supervisors who have responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate medical and health science education and training in the School of Medicine.
The course covers: clinical teaching, supervising and giving feedback, lecturing and presentation skills, questioning techniques, curriculum concepts and learning outcomes, assessment principles and methods, evaluating teaching and educational theory.
The course has been developed by Professor Reg Dennick and colleagues, who have over 25 years teaching experience in this area. An on-line forum is being considered for development in the future.
Professor Reg Dennick, Professor of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences
Assistant Director of Medical Education;
Course Director Masters in Medical Education
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- Medical Staff Training and Development
- Developing web-based learning environments and resources
- Computer Aided Assessment
- Medical Curriculum development
- Problem Based Learning
DENNICK, R., 2012. Twelve tips for embedding theory into practice into teaching practices. Medical Teacher. 34(8), 618-624
DA SILVA, ANA L and DENNICK, REG, 2010. Corpus analysis of problem-based learning transcripts: an exploratory study. Medical education. 44(3), 280-8
TAVAKOL, M. and DENNICK, R.G., 2012. AMEE Guide 66; “ Post examination analysis of Objective Tests. Monitoring and improving the quality of high stakes examinations” Medical Teacher. 34, e161-e175
TAVAKOL, S., DENNICK, R. and TAVAKOL, M., 2012. Medical students’ understanding of empathy: a phenomenological study Medical Education. 46(3), 306-31
The core course consists of the following topics which can be taken in any order:
- Clinical teaching, supervision and feedback skills. How do I help learners get the most from their clinical experiences?
- Teaching practical skills. How should I teach a clinical or practical skill?
- Lecturing and presentation skills. How do I give an effective lecture or presentation?
- Small group teaching skills. How do I run an effective small group teaching session?
- Questioning techniques. How can I extend my questioning techniques to encourage deep learning?
- Curriculum concepts and learning outcomes. How do I use curriculum concepts and learning outcomes to enhance my teaching?
- Assessment principles and methods. How do I apply assessment principles to my teaching?
- Evaluating teaching. How can I evaluate my teaching skills?
- Educational theory. How can I use educational theory in my teaching?
- A hypertext glossary explaining key terminology
- Overview of the Nottingham Medical Curriculum
- Survey of the '12 roles' of the Medical Teacher
- References and documents for further information
- Discussion forum
Our mission is to improve human health and quality of life locally, nationally and internationally through outstanding education, research and patient care.
Teaching and learning, particularly training tomorrow’s doctors and teaching specialised postgraduates
Research and research training: We will perform and support the highest quality 'big' research which impacts on human health and disease
Partnership with the NHS and other healthcare providers
Visibility and profile of the School of Medicine:We will do what we do better, and we will tell others about it
Ethos and principles
Having people and patients at the heart of all we do: our teaching and learning, our research and our patient care
Contribution within the School of Medicine and to society beyond our immediate roles; helpfulness and service
Openness and fairness, with particular emphasis on communication (both internal and external) and on equality and diversity among students and staff
Personal and group responsibility for all aspects of our work, within a culture of opportunity and reward