Teaching Made Easy : A Manual for Health Professionals book cover
4th Edition

Teaching Made Easy
A Manual for Health Professionals

  • Available for pre-order on March 13, 2023. Item will ship after April 3, 2023
ISBN 9781032397634
April 3, 2023 Forthcoming by CRC Press
328 Pages 7 Color & 25 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The fourth edition of this highly respected book builds on the excellent reputation of its predecessors. Fully revised and updated throughout, it continues to provide essential structure, support, guidance and tips for both beginning and experienced teachers and their managers, both in the UK and internationally.

Pitched at an introductory level with an emphasis on practical tips and application of theory, rather than focussing heavily on scholarly research, its content is designed to be relevant and inclusive to all healthcare disciplines. Key points are highlighted by the inclusion of tips from experienced teachers in each chapter, while throughout chapters reflect contemporary concepts and key approaches, including teaching styles, curriculum development, e-learning, virtual learning environments, leadership and professionalism.

Teaching Made Easy, 4E will continue to benefit everyone teaching health professionals at all levels, from general practitioners and hospital doctors, nurses in primary and secondary care, and professionals allied to medicine and health service managers, and will also support the development of colleagues in new roles such as physician associates, FCPs and newer nursing associates.

Table of Contents

Section 1: For healthcare educators involved in educational design and learning development processes

  1. Starting out and developing as a healthcare teacher
  2. Healthcare professionals as teachers
  3. Healthcare teaching in context
  4. Supporting learners in a changing multidisciplinary team
  5. Curriculum development
  6. Evaluation
  7. Section 2: For healthcare educators in relation to teaching and facilitating learning

  8. The theory behind the practical aspects of teaching and learning
  9. Adult learning and supporting self-directed learners
  10. Developing teaching style and enabling communities of practice
  11. Matching methods with message
  12. Digital teaching and learning
  13. Teaching in ambulatory care settings
  14. Involving patients and the public and simulation in teaching
  15. Teaching technology supported healthcare
  16. Section 3: For healthcare educators making and reporting judgements that capture, guide and make decisions about the achievement of learners, and the feedback required.

  17. Feedback
  18. Assessment
  19. Workplace based assessment
  20. Appraisal
  21. Supporting learners with difficulties and disabilities
  22. The challenging trainee
  23. Section 4: For healthcare educators in relation to medical education research and scholarship

  24. Research and scholarship in medical education
  25. Section 5: For healthcare educators in relation to the management, leadership and governance of healthcare education

  26. Educational leadership
  27. Applying education and training to the requirements of the healthcare system
  28. Values based education and training


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Professor Kay Mohanna FRCGP MA EdD NTF is a partner and trainer in general practice and Professor of Values Based Healthcare Education at the University of Worcester, UK.

Professor David Wall FRCP MMEd PhD is a retired general practitioner and educationalist, UK.

Dr Elizabeth Cottrell FRCGP PhD is a partner at a teaching and research general practice in Staffordshire and an Honorary Senior Lecturer in General Practice at Keele University, UK.

Professor Ruth Chambers OBE FRCGP MD is an Honorary Professor at Staffordshire University and Keele University and has recently retired from general practice.


Praise for previous editions:

"This is a fantastic book, particularly for those new to medical training. I am currently doing a PGC in medical education and this has been an excellent resource, clear, relevant and a good mixture of necessary theory and practical application. Can't recommend highly enough." – customer review, Amazon

"A useful book for those with a genuine interest in the full gamut of education" – from a review in 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." – from a review in 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." – from a review in Journal of Community Nursing