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Medical Education at a Glance

Judy McKimm (Editor), Kirsty Forrest (Editor), Jill Thistlethwaite (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-118-72388-3
120 pages
April 2017, Wiley-Blackwell
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Description

Covering the core concepts, activities and approaches involved in medical education, Medical Education at a Glance provides a concise, accessible introduction to this rapidly expanding area of study and practice. 

This brand new title from the best-selling at a Glance series covers the range of essential medical education topics which students, trainees, new lecturers and clinical teachers need to know.  Written by an experienced author team, Medical Education at a Glance is structured under the major themes of the discipline including teaching skills, learning theory,and assessment, making it an easy-to-digest guide to the practical skills and theory of medical education, teaching and learning. 

Medical Education at a Glance:

  • Presents core information in a highly visual way, with key concepts and terminology explained.
  • Is a useful companion to the Association for the Study of Medical Education’s (ASME) book Understanding Medical Education.
  • Covers a wide range of topics and themes.
  • Is a perfect guide for teaching and learning in both the classroom and clinical setting.
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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Acknowledgements viii

About the editors ix

Contributors x

Part 1 Overview and broad concepts 1

1 What is medical education? 2

2 Stages of medical education 4

3 Evidence-guided education 6

4 Learning theories: paradigms and orientations 8

5 Learning theories and clinical practice 10

6 The curriculum 12

7 Planning and design 14

8 Equality, diversity and inclusivity 16

9 Principles of selection 18

10 Evaluation 20

11 Educational leadership 22

12 International perspectives 24

Part 2 Medical education in practice 27

13 Large group teaching: planning and design 28

14 Large group teaching: delivery 30

15 Small group teaching: planning and design 32

16 Small group teaching: delivery 34

17 Clinical teaching: planning and design 36

18 Clinical teaching: delivery 38

19 Simulation: planning and design 40

20 Simulation: delivery 42

21 Patient involvement in education 44

22 Ward-based and bedside teaching 46

23 Learning and teaching in ambulatory settings 48

24 Teaching in the operating theatre 50

25 Interprofessional education 52

26 Reflective practice 54

27 Teaching clinical reasoning 56

28 Professionalism 58

29 Peer learning and teaching 60

30 Communication 62

31 Problem-based and case-based learning 64

32 Learner support 66

33 Supporting professional development activities 68

34 Mentoring and supervision 70

35 e-Learning 72

36 Social media 74

Part 3 Assessment and feedback 77

37 Feedback 78

38 Principles of assessment 80

39 Written assessments 82

40 Assessment of clinical skills 84

41 Work-based assessment 86

42 Assessing professionalism 88

43 Portfolios 90

44 Setting pass marks 92

45 Developing yourself as a medical educator 94

Further reading/resources 96

References 101

Index 107

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Author Information

Judy McKimm, Kirsty Forrest, and Jill Thistlethwaite

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Professor Reviews

Medical Education at a Glance is the essential, accessible guide for those new to medical education, teaching and learning.” – Professor Jennifer Cleland, Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME).

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