1st Edition

The Essential Handbook for GP Training and Education



ISBN 9781846195938
Published March 14, 2012 by CRC Press
536 Pages

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Book Description

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

GP TRAINING IN THE UK
The Structure of GP Training in the UK
The GP Trainer and Practice Manager
The Training Programme Director

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF TEACHING
Powerful Hooks - aims, objectives and ILOs
A Smorgasbord of Educational Methods
Teaching from Scratch
The Skilful Art of Giving Feedback
Teaching Gems

EDUCATIONAL THEORY THAT MATTERS
Exploring and Creating a Learning Culture
Five Pearls of Educational Theory
Learning and Personality Styles in Practice

TEACHING GROUPS OF PEOPLE
How Groups Work – the dynamics
Teaching and Facilitating Small Groups
How to Teach Large Groups

TAKING CENTRE STAGE
How to Run a Course
Presentation Magic

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

THE CONSULTATION
Road Maps for Teaching on the Consultation
Doing Balint

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?

THE TRAINEE IN DIFFICULTY
The Trainee Experiencing Difficulty
The Top Five Educational Difficulties
First Aid for the Remedial Trainee

MANAGEMENT AND I.T.
The Virtual World of E-Learning
Growing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today – leadership skills

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