This is a straightforward, practical guide about day-to-day teaching and learning in busy hospitals. The need for such a guide is becoming greater as expansion in medical student numbers means much teaching is occurring in hospitals with little prior experience of training. Many doctors are finding themselves teaching for the first time. Familiar, practical scenarios are found throughout this user-friendly text and each chapter contains a bibliography covering the most recent research. This book contains enough theory for registrars and consultants who want to take on substantive teaching roles, but is also perfect for those who have informal teaching responsibilities. The book also provides vital information for other health professionals who are increasingly asked to teach medical students. Richard Hays is also the author of the highly successful book "Teaching and Learning in Primary Care".
"'A gem of a book. Excellent...abounds in realistic recognisable scenarios that help the reader visualise the situation described, empathise with the participants, and reflect on the lessons contained within it. All is written in a lucid prose devoid of educational jargon.' Professor Elisabeth Paice, in her Foreword 'This book explores issues from a practical standpoint illustrated with many examples. The reader is also offered the theoretical basis for planning and delivering clinical teaching in a way that enables the teacher to use opportunities, maximise chances and to develop an environment where effective learning coexists with the pressures and other priorities of busy clinical care.' Dame Lesley Southgate, in her Foreword"
The context of clinical education practice; Developing as a learner and a teacher; An overview of clinical teaching issues; Education practice; Clinical teaching skills; Teaching in common clinical settings; Assessing student progress; Measuring teaching quality; Understanding education practice; What can be learnt in clinical settings?; Assessment and evaluation in clinical settings; Glossary of medical education terms.