Details about Medical Education at a Glance
Medical Education at a Glance PDF free download – This is will be relevant to doctors, dentists, nurses and other healthcare professionals at various levels (including students), as well as to support staff. The book is particularly appropriate for guiding medical students and doctors in training and their teachers, supervisors, mentors and trainers. It aims to inform and encourage those engaged in improving education and training. As well as the chapters written by ourselves, we have been fortunate in attracting additional contributors with huge expertise and knowledge about medical education in both the academic and clinical environments.
In the usual at a Glance style, the book is designed to summarise what are often fairly complex or substantial topics, so that readers learn some of the language and key terms while gaining a broad understanding of the topic. Given this approach, we cannot go into depth on any one area and so further reading and resources are identified for each topic for the reader to explore further. What we have aimed to do is provide an introduction to some key educational concepts as they relate to clinical practice and university-based education. We have tried to make the chapters practically focussed with examples of how concepts or approaches might be applied in practice. Each chapter (or group of chapters) is free standing, although reading the whole book will provide a good grounding in medical education theory and practice.
The book begins with an overview and introduction to medical education, its purpose, structure and predominant educational or learning theories. It also considers some of the core aspects of contemporary education including curriculum, selection, leadership and international contexts. We move on to consider approaches to learning and teaching planning and implementation in different contexts and with different groups of learners. The later chapters consider assessment and feedback in both the academic and clinical environments. A comprehensive further reading, resources and reference list concludes the book. We hope that you enjoy the book, and that it stimulates you to reflect on and develop your own educational practice and that of others