The much anticipated practical educational manual for General Practice (GP) trainers, programme directors, and other teachers and educators in primary care has finally arrived. This extensive, full-colour guide is written by a select group of hands-on educators who are passionate and knowledgeable. The book captures their wisdom and vast experience in an accessible and practical way.
Although it’s aimed at GP training, there are many chapters in this book that are relevant and transferrable to teachers and educators in areas outside of General Practice (and worldwide). We are sure that GP appraisers, Foundation Year trainers and other medical/nursing student educators will find the detailed comprehensive explorations inspirational.
Beautifully presented, the chapters cover a wide educational framework employing a variety of presentational methods such as flowcharts, diagrams, conversational pieces, scenarios and anecdotes. Each chapter has a corresponding webpage containing over 300 additional resources - providing practical tools as well as additional reading material.
This book was awarded the Royal College of GP’s ‘Paul Freeling Prize’ in 2013 for merititious work in the field of General Practice education. It is also used as the foundation textbook for the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCE) in at least seven UK universities. The Essential Handbook for GP Training and Education adopts a relaxed, personable approach to primary care education that won't leave you with a headache.
Table of Contents
Preface. About the editor. Acknowledgements. Part one - GP training in the UK. The structure of GP training in the UK. The GP trainer and practice manager. The training programme director. Part two - The fundamentals of teaching. Powerful hooks - aims, objectives and ILOs. A smorgasbord of educational methods. Teaching from scratch. The skillful art of giving feedback. Teaching gems. Part three - Educational theory that matters. Exploring and creating a learning culture. Five pearls of educational theory. Learning and personality styles in practice. Part four: Teaching groups of people. How groups work - the dynamics. Teaching and facilitating small groups. How to teach large groups. Part five: Taking centre stage. How to run a course. Presentation magic. Part six: Special areas of training. Using the creative arts. The simulated patient - your walking, talking, learning tool. Multiple trainee practices - a rough and ready guide. Understanding and teaching about diversity. Supporting GP trainees who graduated outside the UK. Interprofessional learning. Part seven: The consultation. Road maps for teaching on the consultation. Doing Balint. Part eight: MRCGP, supervision and assessment. MRCGP in a nutshell. Effective clinical supervision. Effective educational supervision. Reflection and evaluation. Assessment and competence. Quality - how good are we? Part nine: The trainee in difficulty. The trainee experiencing difficulty. The top five educational difficulties. First aid for the remedial trainee. Part ten: Management and I.T. The virtual world of e-learning. Growing tomorrow's leaders today - leadership skills. Index.
Ramesh Mehay Training Programme Director (Bradford GP Training Scheme), GP Trainer (Ashcroft Surgery, Bradford)