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What is Learning?

This module has been replaced in the MMedEd course structure by MD967: Evidence and Values in Clinical Education

Course Dates:

The What is Learning? module aims to help students develop a sound understanding of the principles of adult learning.

Module Aims:

The module aims for students to:

  • Development of a theoretical base for lifelong learning in clinical practice
  • An understanding of the principles of adult learning
  • Ability to establish a learning culture with trainees and health care professionals
  • Acquisition of skills to enable participants to reflect on and extend their own repertoire of learning styles
  • Application of the General Medical Council’s (GMC’s) publication, Tomorrows Doctors, and the concepts of problem-based and self-directed learning
  • Development of skills in facilitation of learning and mentoring
  • The ability to identify learning needs and supervise the writing of a personal learning / development plan
  • Ability to reflect on attitudes to, and feelings about learning and teaching
  • Understanding of the role of the assignment and portfolio in the learning process


Module Delivery and Assessment

The module runs over five days and uses a range of styles including lecturing, group discussion, presentations and reflection. The module is assessed by 4000 word assignment.

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