The Third Edition of this highly respected book has been further refined following feedback and consultation; it continues to provide essential structure, support, guidance and tips for both beginning and experienced teachers and their managers. The new edition has been developed for use by both UK and international teachers. Its content is designed to be relevant and inclusive to all healthcare disciplines, and has been thoroughly reorganised to ensure more intuitive placement of information. Key points are highlighted by the new inclusion of Tips from experienced teachers in each chapter, while newly-written chapters reflect contemporary concepts and key approaches, including teaching styles, curriculum development, e-learning, virtual learning environments, leadership and professionalism. This book will continue to benefit everyone teaching health professionals at all levels, including general practitioners and hospital doctors, nurses in primary and secondary care, professionals allied to medicine and health service managers. From reviews of previous editions: 'A useful book for those with a genuine interest in the full gamut of education' - ANNALS OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS OF ENGLAND 'Comprehensive and easy to understand. If you are looking for a book that will help you develop your teaching skills and to open your mind to the broader aspects of teaching in the healthcare setting then this is a gem not to be missed. For once it is a book that lives up to its title.' - SCOTTISH JOURNAL OF HEALTHCARE CHAPLAINCY 'A book which has a considerable relevance for community practice teachers whatever their nursing discipline. The strength of the book is its practical approach to guiding and assessing students in the practice setting.' - JOURNAL OF COMMUNITY NURSING
Starting out and developing as a teacher. Healthcare professionals as teachers. Healthcare teaching in context. Educational concepts: the theory behind the practical aspects of teaching and learning. Adult learning and self-directed learners. Developing your teaching style and techniques. Curriculum: constructing a programme for learning. Matching methods with message. E-learning and virtual learning environments. Teaching in ambulatory care settings. Organising educational activities. Writing educational materials. Giving effective feedback. Assessment. Appraisal. Evaluation. The challenging trainee. Providing supervision and support. Leadership training. Applying education and training to the requirements of the healthcare system. Best-evidence medical education.